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At Vega Flooring, we proudly offer or have access to nearly all flooring options. We can confidently say, if you can walk on it, we either have a sample in our showroom, or can quickly track it down. In addition, we offer professional installation for all of our flooring products. There are so many beautiful, exquisite, and durable flooring options, such as hardwood, tile, carpet, laminate and vinyl that selecting your flooring should come with the help of an experience and knowledgeable staff like our own. Let’s look at the hardwood flooring option next.
HARDWOOD FLOORING: Our staff will gladly assist with helping find the best hardwood options that fit your home, space, lifestyle, budget and décor. The most popular types for hardwood selection are Solid and Engineered Hardwood. We carry both and have an array of different styles and species for each. First let’s quickly examine and explain the differences between the two most popular types.
Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Hardwood
As its name depicts, solid hardwood is solid wood throughout. All of its thickness is made from solid wood strips, cut directly from the tree, The more common solid wood species that we encounter in the flooring industry are red or white oak, maple and walnut. There are true and huge advantages to having a solid hardwood flooring, such as, the ability to be able to sand and refinish your floors multiples times during its lifespan.
Solid hardwood flooring usually requires to be sanded and refinished on site, which makes for an overall time-consuming installation process and more labor endurance. VS Engineered hardwood flooring appears very similar on the surface, but it is composed from a relatively thinner veneer of actual wood, and it’s bonded over a substrate of different types of cores like either plywood or MDF. The top layer called the veneer which is the actual wood the product. Flooring manufacturers offers a countless of engineered hardwood options for species of wood, styles, thickness, width size, and length size. A few common species we carry and see a lot of are White oak, Red Oak, Hickory, Birch, and Acacia. Since the overall thickness has less actual solid wood, engineered flooring does make for a somewhat less expensive option overall than solid hardwood. Engineered wood usually comes already factory prefinished, which allows for a much easier installation process. What you see is what you get, sample boards are prefinished, is what usually what will be installed. Another advantage is the ability to be more dimensional stable than solid as the cores are made of varies segments bonded together.
In conclusion, there are no clear disadvantages or advantages to one form of wood flooring over the other. Ultimately the choices will depend on many factors such as how much you value one thing vs another such as overall budget, ability to sand, refinish multiple times, style, decor and type subfloor foundation.