Wood floors are one of the rare building products that inherently showcase the natural beauty of the material itself, which is why wood has been used as a flooring material for centuries. One of the keys to ensuring a wood floor’s timeless beauty is having a fundamental understanding of the relationship between moisture and wood.
Oak hardwood floors have remained a constant best seller for decades for a variety of reasons. Oak is durable, versatile, stable and has been easily attainable so the cost is reasonable. Hardwood floors take a beating daily with all the activity that happens on them.
Sometimes it seems we should say expect the unexpected. We are currently remodeling our showroom to display updated samples of both solid and engineered hardwood floors. The unexpected that came up with this job was working around other jobs, a water leak and remaining open for business. This helped give us a reminder of solid hardwood floor installation from the consumer side.
A manufacturer’s warranty on an engineered hardwood floor is a good selling point as long as you understand what is covered. Since Hardwood floors are made of natural material, certain imperfections are expected and allowed in the flooring industry standards. That can include finish imperfections, grading discrepancies, milling defects, color differences and general cutting waste. If the flooring is found to be defective or damaged according to the specification of the warranty, the...