Get High-Value Wood Floor Installation Service
Having your hardwood flooring installed properly is the most important part of having a great-looking floor that lasts a lifetime. Our reliable hardwood flooring installation experts here at Woodfloor Masters Inc specialize in 100% REAL hardwood floors.
We specialize in REAL Swedish finishes, which offer the best protection by drying faster, being stronger and being more durable than other types of finishes. Homeowners in Vancouver, WA and the surrounding areas have come to rely on our team at Woodfloor Masters for all of their flooring needs.
What To Consider When Searching For Hardwood Flooring Near Me
The type of wood, including the grade, color of the finish, the width of the wood, and the cut of wood, are all important aspects to consider when choosing your new wood floors. Take a look at some of the examples below for some ideas of how the different types of wood look. The finish option you choose for your top-quality hardwood flooring project, whether water-based or solvent-based, will also affect the final color of the wood and will often bring out many of the wood’s unique characteristics. We also replace existing floor coverings and do hardwood floor repairs!
Types of Hardwood Floors Our Hardwood Floor Installers Do
- White Ash
- Oak (Red)
- Oak (White)
- Australian Cypress
- Douglas Fir
- Brazilian Cherry
- Pine (Antique Heart)
- Pine (Southern Yellow)
- American Cherry
Grades of Wood Flooring
Clear – Clear wood is free of defects; it may contain minor imperfections.
Select – Select wood is almost clear but contains some natural characteristics such as knots and color variations.
First – First-grade wood has a better appearance, natural color variations, and limited character marks.
Second – Second-grade wood is variegated in appearance with varying sound wood characteristics of the different types.
Third – Third-grade wood is rustic in appearance allowing all wood characteristics of the different types.
Width of Wood
Hardwood flooring comes in several different widths, which all give a slightly different appearance. The wider the wood is, the more opportunity for expansion and contraction, which means wider cracks can develop in a 5″ width board, and smaller cracks develop in a 2 1/4″ board. It’s normal for cracks to develop in winter when the floor gets dried out from the heat required to keep your house warm.
Typical width cuts are:
- 2 1/4″
- 3 1/4″
Cut of Hardwood
- Plainsawn– Plainsawn is the most common cut. The board contains more variation than the other two cuts because grain patterns resulting from the growth rings are more obvious.
- Quartersawn– Quartersawing produces fewer board feet per log than plain sawing and is, therefore, more expensive. Quartersawn wood twists and cups less and wears more evenly.
- Riftsawn– Riftsawn is similar to quartersawing, but the cut is made at a slightly different angle and is a great option if you’re looking for a specific look.
Common Hardwood Flooring Questions
Your Search For Hardwood Floor Contractors Near Me Is Over
Professionalism isn’t just a word when we’re on the job. With more than a decade of hardwood flooring service experience, we make sure each detail is considered. Our experts make it fun and simple to achieve. We completely clean the work area once the installation is complete, so all you need to do is enjoy your new, custom flooring. Our level of customer service is unmatched in the flooring industry. The affordability, strength, and beauty of hardwood flooring begin here. Call us today!