HARDWOOD FLOORS

HARDWOOD FLOORS LOS ANGELES

Hardwood floors are a great choice for homes and businesses. It provides an easy-to-clean surface with a classic look. Sold in a variety of colors and finishes, you may not even be aware of how many choices you have when it comes to hardwood floor installation. Based on your budget and the overall look and benefits you are searching for, you can choose from laminate, engineered, or solid hardwood floor installation.

At Landmark Construction Crew, we can help with every aspect of your hardwood floor installation, helping you choose the right look for your business or home, walking you through the entire process and cleaning up when we are done so that you are left with a gorgeous floor and no mess. Whether you are in the midst of new building construction or are remodeling an older building, professional hardwood floor installation can improve the aesthetics of nearly any room.

LAMINATE WOOD FLOORING

Laminate wood flooring is based on simple tongue-and-groove installation. This flooring does have some wood in it thanks to the core board made of wood fibers. This core board is installed on top of a stabilizing layer that prevents moisture from seeping beneath the floor. On top of the scoreboard, the photographic image looks just like real wood grain and is covered with a wear layer that prevents the image from being scratched or dented.

This flooring option is well-loved because it is incredibly budget-friendly. In addition, it is quite easy to maintain as construction of laminate flooring has certainly evolved since its earliest days. Today, laminate can stand up to more water spills and overall moisture than ever before although it can still not stand up to large puddles of water. Laminate hardwood floor installation is also a good option for spaces where you will need to stand for some time as the backing layer provides a bit of comfort. Depending on the type you choose and the amount you are willing to pay, some laminates are incredibly realistic. Of course, one of the best reasons to choose laminate is that this type of hardwood floor installation goes incredibly quickly.

ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORING

If you are willing to spend a bit more on hardwood floor installation but want to stay away from solid wood, engineered wood flooring is an excellent option as it combines the best of both worlds. Engineered wood flooring has more actual wood in it than laminate does as it is based on a core of real plywood layers. It is also great for eco-conscious consumers as many engineered woods are made from recycled wood scraps.

This flooring has a very thin real-wood layer that gives it a traditional look. However, the underlying layers are made up of different compositions, such as the plastic-based SPC layer that waterproofs the underlying floor. Your options are practically endless when it comes to engineered wood as it is manufactured in smooth, distressed and textured surfaces. It looks far less plastic-like and fake than laminate does, but you may need to take a bit more time caring for it.

Because engineered wood has a top surface made of real wood, it can be scratched by office equipment as well as pets. The thinness of this layer usually prevents is from being refinished. Engineered wood does eliminate some of the downsides of solid wood as it does not usually warp from moisture. While laminate is the best choice for cost-conscious consumers who are looking for highly durable and low-maintenance hardwood floor installation, engineered wood offers far better resale value along with a more wood-like appearance.

MATERIAL OPTIONS FOR HARDWOOD

Solid hardwood floor installation is the traditional option that has been used for hundreds of years and continues to be valued for its great beauty. As you can imagine, this flooring is made of solid wood and may be made from recycled wood planks in some cases. However, the wood can wear down over time and may begin showing its age in dents and scratches if you do not care for it well.

Unlike the tongue-and-groove hardwood floor installation process of laminate and some engineered wood floors, solid wood must be nailed down to the floor beneath it. Because of this, it cannot be used everywhere, and the installation process will take longer.

Despite this, the benefits of solid hardwood floor installation cannot be overlooked. Each plank is quite thick, allowing the floor to be refinished in the future if desired. It also provides the greatest investment value, and some solid wood floors last for decades without problems. When considering solid hardwood floor installation, you will have many wood types from which to choose, each of which offers its own advantages and disadvantages.

Oak Floor

While oak flooring can become quite expensive, this beautifully light-colored hardwood is known for lasting a very long time and being incredibly durable. It has been used throughout America for centuries. Its gorgeous grain is easy to sand and takes to stain quite well.

Maple Floor

Maple flooring can appear even lighter than oak and is also even harder. It works best in open spaces filled with natural light. While it has been used for many years, it is generally considered as a more modern option compared to oak.

Cherry Floor

Cherry flooring is darker than oak or maple, and it actually deepens in color for the first year or two after it is installed. However, it is a softer wood and should not be used in high-traffic areas.

Mahogany Floor

Mahogany is among the hardest of woods and is also far more stable and durable than maple. It rarely has grooves or dents present in its grain, making it a good choice in high-traffic or moisture-prone areas.

It can be difficult to choose the best type of hardwood floor installation for your home or business. At Landmark Construction Crew, we take time to walk you through the pros and cons of each type of wood flooring so that you are happy with the completed hardwood floor installation. We will help you consider the amount of foot traffic the room sees, whether the room regularly has moisture and how important aesthetics are to you. Our hardwood floor installation expert will help you consider the myriad of possibilities available so that you can achieve the right balance of looks, durability and cost. When you choose Landmark Construction Crew, you can rest assured that we will treat your hardwood floor installation project as if it were for our very own building.

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