Buyers Guide to Wood Flooring


When it comes to flooring, there are a lot of options to choose from. You can go with hardwood, LVT, tile, or even carpet. When it comes to hardwood flooring, there are a few different things you need to know before making your decision. In this buyer's guide, we will teach you about the different types of wood flooring, how they're made, and how you should choose them for your home.

Each type of wood has its own unique look and feel that will add character and charm to your home. So whether you're looking for something rustic or modern, we have the perfect option for you!

Hardwood flooring is a great way to add character and charm to your home

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is a great way to add warmth, character, and charm to your home. Did you know it can even add value to your home? It can give your space a rustic or modern look, depending on what you're going for. Plus, hardwood is incredibly durable and can last for many years with proper care. So if you're looking for a flooring option that will stand the test of time, hardwood is a good choice. This is because hardwood flooring can be sanded down and refinished to give it a brand new look even after it has been subject to years of use. Regularly cleaning your hardwood floor is important to make it last as long as possible and have a great amount of time between when you should refinish it.

The difference between Solid Hardwood and Engineered Hardwood flooring

When it comes to hardwood flooring, there are two main types: solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. Solid hardwood is just that: a single piece of wood that has been cut and milled out of a board. Engineered hardwood, on the other hand, is made up of several layers that have been put together. It usually consists of a plywood core and a hardwood veneer on top. This actually has a range of benefits and makes it better than solid hardwood for some uses. For example, solid hardwood floors should not be used in a basement, whereas, engineered hardwood flooring can be used in a basement. This is because of the moisture commonly found in basement levels.

How is Hardwood Flooring Made?

The manufacturing process of hardwood flooring is a long and complicated one. The first step is to harvest the trees. Once the trees are down, they need to be cut into smaller pieces that will be used in the manufacturing process.

The next step is to kiln dry the wood. This removes a lot of the moisture from the wood and prepares it for further processing. After that, the wood is placed into a machine that will create the individual planks that will become your flooring.

Hardwood Flooring Style Considerations

Having the look of real wood in your home can dramatically change the feel of a room.  Even changing just the stain color makes a large impact.  Also, there is no copycat product for the real thing.  No matter how hard you try, the authentic look of a real wood floor can’t be denied.  There is NO pattern repeat on a real hardwood floor. LVT, tile, and carpet all have pattern repeats. 

If you’re looking for a floor that will last, then hardwood is the way to go. Hardwoods are one of the most durable types of wood available and can be found in many different varieties depending on your needs. If you need more information about which type would work best for you and your home, don’t hesitate to reach out! We have experts waiting by to answer any questions you may have so feel free to give us a call at 616-677-5262 or email us at with all of your questions and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!


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