Wood Floor Types & Species: An Introduction to the most common Types of Wood Flooring for your Los Angeles home or Office
Solid Wood Flooring
Solid wood flooring comes in three main types. Each type is available in both an Unfinished and Prefinished version. Solid wood flooring is one piece of solid wood from top to bottom. The mainbenefit of solid wood flooring is that it can be sanded and refinished many times. Read moreabout Solid flooring.
Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered flooring is produced by adhering layers of plastic laminate veneer with real wood. Engineered wood flooring should not be confused with laminate wood flooring. Laminate flooring contains no actual wood. The sub layers can be of the same species, or of different species. Engineered wood floor types can be installed below, on or above grade.
Acrylic-impregnated Wood Flooring
This type of flooring is most commonly used in commercial, not residential, projects. Acrylic-impregnated Wood flooring is infused With sealant and color throughout the thickness of the wood. This wood floor type is very hard and it is highly resistant to moisture and scratches.
Factory-Prefinished & Unfinished Wood Floors
Most hardwood flooring is installed Pre-finished, with several coats of protective surface finish already factory applied. Unfinished floors are delivered raw and finished on site. Unfinished floors give the homeowner an opportunity to choose from the wide range of colors, stains And finishes, which contribute to the personalization of a Hardwood Floor.
There are a host of other natural hardwoods, but these are the most common. They have varying degrees of hardness, color ranges and moisture stabilities. Fortunately, at Century Custom Hardwood Floors in Los Angeles we’re experts in EVERYTHING-hardwood floors! Whether it’s an Unfinished Bamboo Floor or a Prefinished White Oak Floor, we’re your guys! We’ll get the job done from A to Z. Give our office a call at (626) 219-2459 to schedule a free on-site estimate and design consultation with one of our project managers specializing in ALL wood floor types!
Wood Floor Types, Species & Varities:
- Oak, White And Red
- White Ash
- Douglas Fir
- Hickory Pecan