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Hardwood

Hardwood floors are quickly becoming the choice for both warmth and beauty. We offer a wide variety of prefinshed and unfinished strip and plank, exotic species, different widths, plus many of our own custom designs, which gives you numerous options to make your home unique and distinct. Backed by our “Assurance Warranty,” our wood installations include fasteners/adhesives, felt/paper, cutting, sanding, staining, finishing, and transitions.

Hardwood Flooring: Prefinished or Unfinished Choices

Prefinished Hardwood flooring is available in a wide selection of widths, finishes, and wood species. The major advantage to a prefinished hardwood floor is the robust factory finish applied. It is typically a quicker install since there is no need to wait for stain and urethane to dry. Below are just some of the many choices available.

Unfinished Hardwood adds unsurpassed warmth and beauty to any room. With many wood species, strip and plank widths, stain choices, patterns, and border work the options are many. An advantage of choosing unfinished is the ability to achieve the exact color you need. If you are matching existing cabinets or trim, you have the option to match it perfectly. Some of the wood species we offer are:

Zickgraf
Tembec
Hartco
Bruce
OshKosh
Homerwood
Kahrs

Sheoga
Somerset
Linden
Lauzon
Mullican
Wilsonart
Karelia

Maple
Cherry
Brazilian Cherry
Red Oak
White Oak
Cypress
Merbau
Cork

Rosewood
Walnut
Tigerwood
Hickory Santos Mahogany
Birch
Beech
Ash
Bamboo

Selecting a Hardwood Floor

Hardwood floors have been widely used for hundreds of years. The advances in technology have made them extremely popular in recent years and make a beautiful alternative to tile, vinyl, and even carpet. The beauty and warmth of natural wood includes knots and grain/shade variations which are not defects, but natural characteristics of hardwood that make each floor unique and distinct. Such variations add to the richness of color and texture on your floor and different stains and finishes also effect color variation. All woods change color. This is due to its exposure to UV light. This is a natural characteristic of wood. Keep in mind that some species of wood are much harder than others, though all wood may scratch and dent regardless of the finish that you choose. Water, sand, stones in shoes and animal claws are just a few things that may affect your floor’s performance. Discuss with your salesperson how this may affect you.

 

 

 

 

What our customers are saying...

Dear Carefully Crafted Floors, Thank you for helping me choose which type of flooring to use in my great room. After 25 years of carpeting, we absolutely love our hardwood. It always looks so clean and inviting. I only wished we had called you years ago. -Kathy – Orland Park, IL