When it comes time to choose a new floor, homeowners still value hardwood flooring above all. Hardwood simply offers style, luxury, and character that other flooring types cannot match. We at Fox Floors are happy to offer one of the area’s best hardwood selections, so let our experts help you make the perfect choice for your home.
Solid vs Engineered Hardwood
There are two main hardwood options available: solid and engineered. These hardwood options look exactly the same, but they feature different constructions. Solid hardwood is the more traditional option, as it is made from single strips of real wood and nothing else. Solid wood planks are typically ¾” thick, so they can be refinished a handful of times, but cannot be sanded past the tongue on the side of the plank. We recommend choosing solid hardwood if you need to install on plywood.
Nowadays, many homeowners opt for engineered hardwood flooring. Unlike solid hardwood, engineered hardwood has a special layered construction. With this construction, engineered hardwood is stable enough for below, on, or above ground settings. Engineered hardwood can be installed on concrete subfloors, but it isn’t the best option for plywood. Most hand-scraped hardwood floors have engineered constructions.
Top Hardwood Brands
We have one of the best hardwood selections on Staten Island. We, for example, offer Carpet One Floor & Home exclusives such as Invincible™ and Rustic River ™. In addition, we have many styles of Armstrong and Bruce Hardwood.
To learn more about hardwood, contact Fox Floors in Staten Island, NY.
Why Should I Choose Hardwood?
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What Type of Wood is Best for Hardwood?
Each room in your home is different, so choosing the right hardwood floor can be hard. Let us give you some tips on choosing the right hardwood floor for your home.Types of Hardwood