Edison hardwood flooring is available in many different varieties, but every variety is one of two types. They two basic types of hardwood are namely: solid wood and engineered wood. Solid hardwood is where each floorboard is made from a single piece of solid wood. Engineered-wood is compromised of wood that has been pressed together and laminated. Both of these basic types of flooring come in a wide variety of colors, styles and textures that can fit perfectly in any room. There are several factors including price, size of the floorboards, wood species, and ease of installation that will determine which type of hardwood you will want to install. Below is a brief overview of Edison hardwood flooring:
Edison Hardwood Flooring Essential Information
Edison NJ Solid-Wood Flooring
This type of hardwood flooring traditionally is available in thin strips, wide planks, and squares. Strips provide the classic hardwood look. The strips are usually 1-1/2 and 3 inches wide and provide a warm traditional look. Planks are much wider than strips and typically range from about 3 to 7 inches wide. This type of flooring is typically in larger rooms and open areas. Parquet square hardwood comes in pre-made tiles or it’s custom-made from individual wood strips. This style of hardwood creates a modern eye-catching look and can be used for weaves, and shapes. All three flooring styles come as unfinished or pre-finished wood.
Unfinished hardwood-strip flooring in either red oak or maple is a very popular choice among home owners because of its affordability, attractiveness. Unfinished hardwood gives you the option to choose the stain color or leave it natural. The only downside to unfinished wood is that it requires sanding, staining and a clear topcoat finish.
Prefinished Edison hardwood flooring is slightly more costly than unfinished flooring, however it requires no sanding or finishing. You’re good to go as soon as you install the last plank!
Edison Engineered-Wood Flooring
Engineered-wood flooring is composed of three or more wood layers glued together into long planks, with a top layer composed of a thin solid-wood veneer. This laminated construction has become a very popular flooring option in recent years. Engineered wood flooring is more stable than solid-wood flooring, so it’s less likely to cup, split, or warp over time. There are more than two dozen wood species to choose from. Most engineered-wood planks measure between 3 and 7 inches wide and are 7 and 8 feet long. They range in thickness from about 3/8 inch to 3/4 inch. Be sure the top veneer is at least 1/8 inch thick, as you shop for this type of flooring to allow room for re-finishing. This type of hardwood flooring makes for good DIY projects because the planks snap together and “float” over a thin foam-rubber foundation. There’s no nailing or gluing, so installation is quick and neat. In addition, the flooring can be laid directly over most existing floors, so long as it is laid on a hard, flat surface.
JB Flooring is an Edison hardwood flooring company that services the Middlesex County area. They serve towns such as Edison, Piscataway, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, South Brunswick, Green Brook, Raritan, Bridgewater, and more.
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