MV Hardwood Floors on the jobIsn't wood flooring expensive?
Because of the different wood flooring products on the market wood flooring
has a wide range of competitive prices. Because it lasts, wood floors also
have an advantage carpets do not. Real estate agents will tell you that
homes with hardwood hold their value better, sell faster, and bring higher
What species and color should I choose?
There are many options such as Oak, Maple, Cherry, Bamboo or others, contact
your interior designer or architect if you want an expert opinion on which
species of wood will best fit your home. As for staining your floors, a
simple rule is darker colors can create a more formal look, but can also
darker the interior of a house. Lighter shades usually fit in most any home
What rooms can I install wood flooring?
Wood flooring can be installed in any room. A solid hardwood floor is not
recommended for below-grade areas like a basement. Here you always have
the option of an engineered wood product.
What is the difference between engineered wood and solid wood
Engineered wood flooring – available in planks or
strips – is manufactured by using a cross-directional laminated
construction in 3 to 5 layers of wood; only the top layer
is real hardwood. Because of its construction, these products
don’t expand and contract with the seasons temperature and humidity
changes as much as solid wood products do.
Owner Mark Clarke with client Bob Vila at his
What is the difference between prefinished and unfinished wood flooring?
durable, prefinished flooring is treated at the factory with
several coats of UV-cured polyurethane or aluminum oxide.
These products cut installation time to as little as one day,
while also eliminating the dust and odor of on-site sanding
and finishing For unfinished products, raw materials are installed
on-site. Then they are sanded, stained (if desired), and finished
with 3 or 4 coats of polyurethane. Installation and finishing
takes 3 to 5 days, depending the project.
Which installation method is best?
There are four main installation
methods: nail, staple, glue, and floating. The best method
depends on the selected product, location, and subfloor.
Can I have radiant floor heating with hardwood floors?
While you can install wood floors with radiant heating. MV Hardwood floors
recommends quartersawn material or engineered, not over 5 inches wide.