Hardwood floors are mainly produced from timber. They predominantly consist of Engineered, Solid and Bamboo hardwood floors.
When making the choice of the perfect hardwood floors for your home or your client's home, it is important to know the differences between the types of hardwood floors. Hardwood is not just one term, it branches out into more!
Solid Hardwood Flooring is made solely from timber. It creates an aura of warmth and well-being in the entire home, and consequently it is one of the most important and central focal elements in any home décor. Solid hardwood flooring lends itself to any ambiance and taste, in full compatibility with the style of the house in which it is installed and with the lifestyle of the home owner.
The choice of the style and type of your solid hardwood flooring is one of the most important decisions that you are about to make, not least because of the tremendous selection of wood species and types available at S&S Hardwood Floors.
There are truly dozens of different hardwood floors available to suit any taste or desire, and all are offered unfinished or pre-finished, smooth or distressed, select or rustic.
An engineered wood floor is comprised of a solid veneer layer of quality wood that is glued and compressed over multiple layers of plywood. The result is a very stable floor that can be installed directly above concrete, saving you a considerable sum of money.
Moisture is the enemy of all wood floors, and therefore since concrete contains moisture, solid wood floors cannot be installed directly on concrete.
The most common reasons for using an engineered hardwood floor are stability, cost effectiveness, and a concrete floor base. Almost all wood species are available in the engineered floor variety, and S&S Hardwood Floors offer a tremendous selection for your enjoyment.
S&S Hardwood Floors continually stocks a variety of dozens of different engineered floors. We have everything from domestic woods, (Oak, Maple and Walnut), to the exotic Brazilian Cherry, Brazilian Teak and Acacia. We are the home of the Maya Collection, which proudly presents over 20 different species and colors all in a distressed style wood.
Bamboo Flooring is not actually made from hardwood floor material, but rather natural bamboo grass strove together to create the density and durability of an every day hardwood floor.
Bamboo Flooring has become the trending choice for hardwood flooring enthusiasts as the actual plant itself is a renewable energy resource which can be re-harvested every five years for optimum environmental benefits.
It may take other wood species over one-hundred years to reach the same levels of maturation.
Bamboo floors have been used for already thousands of years in the construction industry in Asia, and now the western markets in the United States and Europe have recently discovered the benefits behind Bamboo Flooring.