Hardwood Flooring Installation
The value of hardwood flooring to a home is hard to deny. Hardwood flooring is elegant and can fit into different decors whether modern or classic and traditional. It’s durability allows you to install floors that can be refinished and change looks for a hundred years. The value of hardwood flooring is an often repeated line in real estate feature sheets. No one brags about vinyl floors.
Our team at Aiore Home Improvement has been installing hardwood floors since their beginnings in the renovation industry nearly 20 years ago. Experience and craftsmanship is key as a improperly installed hardwood floor can limit it’s lifetime and can lead to having to be replaced entirely.
If you are deciding to install hardwood in your home try to stay consistent on any given floor. A different wood type or stain can be offsetting to the continuity of the floor and the feel throughout that level. Also keeping the same direction for installation helps to the continuity on the floor
Different types of wood offer a different hardness that can affect durability which can be a factor against dents and wear but can require a certain expertise when installing or refinishing. Every type of wood has its own style of grain that can give you the look you want. The most rare or coveted types of wood are often more expensive, while oak and maple are the most common of the durable hardwoods. Rustic types of wood are usually the least desirable style of wood and offer significant tone changes and visible knots within the same species of wood. Care must be taken to install rustic grade wood flooring since they typically come in shorter board lengths and an inexperienced installer can easily make mistakes that compromise the integrity of the installation. Rustic hardwood flooring is less expensive than more top grade type of hardwood floors but come with their own risks.
Solid hardwood can be sanded and restained/ refinished for 100 years, allowing you to change your floors to match a new decor.
For installations in basements and other humid locations, engineered hardwood is the ideal solution and will resist these conditions. It is not water resistant and where standing water can be expected you should consider vinyl flooring. Engineered hardwood is a layer of wood with a engineered wood core that makes it very durable in ways hardwood is not. You cannot refinish engineered hardwood the same way you can with solid hardwood, or for some brands, at all. Because engineered hardwood typically comes pre-finished, there is not as wide a combination of stain colors and wood types, but the selection is still vast.
Hardwood Installation Costs
Typical installations cost about $2.50 per square foot in a regular pattern. Additional costs for installation can include removal and disposal of your existing floor, subfloor repairs or replacement, and flooring underlay. Extra costs depend on you situation, needs and desires. to get the best idea of your options; contact us to book a estimate for a free quote.