Love Hardwood, but Need Something More Durable?
There are several scenarios that can preclude you from being able to have hardwood floors installed. In some cases hardwood is just not a practical surface for the proposed area. If you have potential moisture issues or high traffic then hardwood will not fare well.
Solid vs Engineered Hardwood
Solid hardwood plank is milled from a single piece of wood with a tongue and groove design and is 3/4" thick. It's available in a lot of widths from a traditional 2 1/4" strip to a 7" wide plank.
Despite a common misconception, engineered wood still comes from a tree. It simply has a laminated core comprised of horizontally opposed layers of stranded wood fiber to which a veneer is applied.
All About Grade
When wood is graded, the main goal is to classify a floor into a category that gives a customer a reasonable expectation of how much grain variation and how many imperfections are present in a given product. Depending on what effect you're after, a rustic barn-wood kitchen or an elegant library, the grade will help you achieve the desired look.
So Much to Consider
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Of all the surfaces you can install, hardwood is one of the most beautiful. Nothing changes the look of a home so dramatically. With as many features as there are species available today, let me clear up some confusion and explain what makes one plank different from another.
So your old carpet has finally become an eyesore and you can no longer take it for granted, but you're dreading the process of replacing it. A lot has probably changed since you had your last installation, or you've never bought carpet and you have no idea what the difference is between a Berber or a Frisée.
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Welcome to our blog! Here you will find a weekly report on things related to flooring, featured products but also, on occasion, some things related to the community we live and operate in.
Located in Montgomery County, we serve the greater DC metropolitan area.
We are a family business that has built a reputation based on service and attention to detail. We believe that the relationship any small business builds with the community it serves is paramount to its success.
You will not find sales flyers, coupons and door busters in your mailbox from us, nor will you see balloons and sales posters placarding our store fronts. When it comes to value, we strive to stay competitive with every transaction - every day. Price, however, is not the only ingredient in creating value for money. When you hire any home improvement contractor, it's not just the deck, roof or hardwood floor you're paying for. It's the contractor's experience to do the work right and on time as well as his/her willingness to stand behind the work.
We stay abreast of the trends and technologies that make the products we sell better. You will always find the latest in available flooring products that will not only add beauty to your home or office but will stand up to the worst a busy household or workplace can throw at it.
Our craftsmen have the experience and skill to make sure your new floor is installed properly and will give you years of service. Our least tenured installation team has been with us since 2003.
Carpet & Vacuum Expo offers a range of high quality flooring - from vinyl, to carpet and hardwood. We have a solution for every room in your home.
We carry Miele and Simplicity in stock but can service most brands. We also carry bags and belts for many machines.
Don't want us to install it? For contractors, decorators and do-it-yourselfers, we also sell all of our products to go. You will find that our prices are very competitive and we can deliver it to you or your job site if desired. Large orders will be sent to our warehouse for pick up.