Install New Floor
Four Steps to Selecting a New Wood Floor:
Step 1: Wood Type: Solid | Prefinished Laminate | Laminated | Acrylic |
Step 2: Wood Floor Styles |
Step 3: Stain Selection |
Step 4: Finishes | Jobsite Finish | Factory Pre-Finish
New Flooring Selection
Lets start with wood species selection. More than 22 domestic and imported wood species are used for wood flooring. The most common of these are Red Oak, White Oak, Maple, Pine and Hickory/Pecan. Other domestic woods that make beautiful flooring are: Ash, Beech, Birch, Black Cherry, Mesquite and Walnut.
If you're interested in a more exotic species, there are many imported woods available. Some of these exotics are Brazilian Cherry, Australian Cypress, Jarrah, Mahogany, Merabau, Padauk, Purpleheart, Teak, Wenge and many others.
When selecting the type of flooring, there are more choices today than ever. Following is a comparison of the main types of flooring available:
Prefinished Laminated Wood
Acrylic Impregnated Wood
Wood flooring is available in several styles. The style you choose is strictly a matter of personal preference. Below is a brief description of your available options
Wood Flooring Styles
A wide range of stains are available for use on your floor that will be finished on-site, giving you unlimited possibilities for customizing your floor's color.
Next take a look at whether you prefer a finish that is applied at the job-site or applied at the factory. All solid wood flooring and some laminated wood flooring is unfinished which gives you several options on how the finish will be applied. If you choose an acrylic impregnated floor, these are always factory finished as are most laminated products. Read through our Comparing Finishes section in the Install Section for more specific information.