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Hardwood Flooring

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Hardwood Flooring

Nature’s Best

Hardwood flooring is one of the most beautiful investments that you can make in your home. From factory-finished options to customized stained-on-site projects, Great Western Flooring will carefully curate the best solution tailored for your space and lifestyle. 

There are many categorizations that are important to understand when selecting your hardwood flooring. Unlike laminate, hardwood is a totally organic product with real wood throughout the whole body of the product – engineered and solid alike. Once you select your ‘body style’ between engineered and solid, you can choose between finished-on-site finishes or prefinished options – all available in several grades, or qualities, of wood.

Grades Of Hardwood

Wood is a natural product featuring natural variation in color and knots that reflects the tree’s age and history. To help consumers choose their floors, hardwood flooring is classified in grades:

 

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Hardwood Species

Hardwood Species
Hardwood Species Domestic Hardwood flooring that is found in North America is considered a domestic product. The most common domestic species include red and white oak, American cherry, hickory, maple, ash and American Walnut. On the other hand, softwoods, or conifers, have needles. Widely available U.S. softwoods include cedar, fir, hemlock, pine, redwood, spruce and...

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Solid Hardwood Flooring

Solid Hardwood Flooring
Solid Hardwood Flooring A Solid Choice Solid wood floors are one solid piece of wood throughout the whole body of the hardwood. They are generally milled to 3/4" thick and can be ordered in several plank widths. Because they will expand and contract as one solid piece, they are generally less dimensionally stable than their...

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Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Engineered Hardwood Flooring Engineered For Greatness Engineered hardwoods include several layers of real wood that are plied together to create the body of the plank with a real hardwood veneer on the top layer. They do require the same care and maintenance of solid hardwood - since both are organic products. Engineered hardwood is continuing...

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Prefinished Hardwood Flooring

Prefinished Hardwood Flooring
Prefinished Hardwood Flooring First To the Pre-Finished Line Whether solid or engineered, prefinished hardwood is clearly the way of the future for wooden flooring. In fact, the entire manufacturing process is designed to produce an almost flawless flooring product that is far more durable, maintenance-free and affordable than any other in history. For homeowners with...

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Unfinished Hardwood Flooring

Unfinished Hardwood Flooring Nothing Left Unfinished This is simply raw, unfinished wood of any species that has been milled into tongue-and-groove form. It’s usually a solid wood, but also available in engineered varieties. This would be installed in your home and then sanded, stained and finished on site. While typically a more invasive project than...

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Types of Hardwood

Types of Hardwood

PREFINISHED HARDWOOD Sanded and finished in a factory, prefinished hardwood comes in solid and engineered varieties. Its typical seven to nine coats of finish – including aluminum oxide – give ...
Hardwood Flooring: The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard

Hardwood Flooring: The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard

Hardwood flooring sometimes gets an undesirable reputation. Homeowners, interior designers and builders have long held a host of negative opinions that are not really relevant to the material. With that ...
Is Hardwood Flooring the Right Choice for My Home?

Is Hardwood Flooring the Right Choice for My Home?

Hardwood flooring has a justifiable reputation for beauty and durability but it can be also be somewhat difficult to work with. In short, it is not right for every application ...
Seven Reasons You Should Invest In Wood Flooring

Seven Reasons You Should Invest In Wood Flooring

As flooring goes, wood flooring is one of the most versatile and resilient of choices. Whether you choose a laminate or solid hardwood, you will enjoy years of use from ...

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