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Typically 3/4 or 5/8" thick and milled with tongue and groove. It comes in various widths and can be nailed, glued in installation. Today it comes per-finished or solid sand and finish in various grades and species. Most common would be oak as its reprehensible and grows in a wide geographical environment.
As Illustrated above the difference between engineered and solid hardwood flooring is well, just that, one is solid. Engineered will come with layers of various backing cross grained to maintain strength while only using a "Wear area" on the top which is glued all together and then finished by staining and coating with a clear. Today, most manufactures use a aluminum oxide coating for clear which provides longer wear life, however makes the flooring much more difficult to re-finish if at all. Generally, engineered will come 1/2 or 5/8" in thickness and can be floated, glued or nailed.
Being partial nothing replaces a solid hardwood floor. It can last for 100 or more years with care and be refinished many times allowing color changes, varied gloss choices and leaves you with opeions if your style or wishes change down the road. However, in the desert hot climate without proper humidifiers a solid hardwood floor can be problematic as it will dry and crack from the excessive heat and environment.
However, in truth both Solid and Engineered hardwood flooring is considered real hardwood floors. Both are equal in according to a survey of realtors across the U.S., 99 % said that a home with hardwood flooring sold faster and for more money than homes with other types of flooring.
We buy in volume and will use varied species and colors depending on market availability. To keep our package costs down for real estate turns we will buy one lot of a certain color and type that has proven to be high in quality and thus we can afford to pass the savings on to our valued homeowners who are selling their home and do our complete package.
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Maple is one of the hardest woods available in hardwood flooring. It has a very tight and solid grain and is one of the most popular of hardwood floors today.
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This is America's flooring. Traditional yet elegant and may come in variety for color and finish that can compliment any decor or stye.
Also a resource that is environmentally replenished as a stand alone industry.
A very elite high end statement for premium hardwood flooring.
Perhaps the most versitle and after WWII was used for flooring as a requirement by the FHA for GI returning home in homes they purchased thru their GI BIlls. Many people pull up carpet in older homes and find a treasure underneath.
According to HGTV, the top request of home buyers and renters when looking for a home is hardwood floors. In fact, a study of homebuyer preferences by USA Today using data from the National Association of Realtors found that 54% of home buyers were willing to pay more for a home with hardwood floors.
Installing hardwood floors can cost between $9 and $12 per square foot, compared with about $3 to $5 per square foot for carpet — so some homeowners opt to install hardwood floors only in some rooms rather than throughout their home. However, carpet typically needs to be replaced if it becomes stained or worn out. Good quality carpet can last about 10 to 15 years, while hardwood floors can last forever.
The return on investment for installing hardwood floors will vary according to your market and other factors, but hardwood flooring can often help your home sell faster.
Don't count out carpet so fast! While many buyers and homeowners prefer hardwood floors throughout their home, some people prefer carpet in the bedrooms — because they like a softer surface. When you live in a two or three-story home, carpet also helps reduce noise.
If you would still prefer hardwood floors throughout your home, you could use put area rugs in your bedroom.
This story was rewritten from an earlier version on realtor.com®.