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Honolulu, Hawaii 96819

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There are several types of wood floors available on the market today. Each type has it's own benefits and advantages and each is available in a variety of species, widths and styles. Knowing which type to choose will depend on where you want to use it in your home.
Solid Wood Flooring is exactly what the name implies: a solid piece of wood from top to bottom. The thickness of solid wood can vary. Solid wood floors can be used in any room that is on or above grade, or on or above ground level in your home or office.

One of the many benefits of solid wood flooring is that it can be sanded and refinished many times. Solid wood floors are ideal in family/living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and even kitchens and powder rooms. About the only place you can't use wood flooring is in the basement, but there's a solution for that area too.
 
  Engineered Wood Floors are real wood floors that are manufactured using three to five layers of different wood veneers. The sub layers can be of the same species, or of different species. The grain of each layer runs in opposite directions, which makes it very stable. This means that wood will expand and contract less than solid wood flooring during fluctuations in humidity and temperature.

The top layer of engineered wood consists of high-quality wood. Engineered floors can be nailed or stapled to a wood subfloor, or glued down to a wood subfloor or concrete slab. This makes engineered floors ideal for slab and basement installations, but they can be used in any room in your home.
 
Hardwood flooring is manufactured in several styles: Strip, Plank, and Parquet to name a few. Each style is available in both solid and engineered, and in a variety of species, colors, and widths. Choosing the right style is a matter of which look you prefer.
 
 
Plank Flooring typically ranges from 3" to 7" wide. While plank flooring is linear like strip flooring, it's wider widths often create a more casual look.
 
 
Parquet Flooring can vary in size, and usually generates a geometric non-linear look. Parquet flooring can be very simple in design, or somewhat complex.
 
 
Strip Flooring ranges from 1 1/2" to 3" wide and creates a linear effect in a room, often making the room appear larger. Strip flooring is generally considered "traditional wood flooring".
 
 
Choosing the right species of wood flooring for your home or office is strictly a matter of style, budget, and personal preference. More than 50 domestic and imported species of wood flooring are available to achieve a one-of-a-kind look.
 
 
Light Colored woods make a room appear more open and airy. These woods lend themselves to a more contemporary look. Typical light wood species include Ash and Maple.
 
 
 
Medium Colored woods make a room appear more warm and cozy. These woods lend themselves to a more casual look. Typical medium wood species include Hickory and Oak.
 
 
 
Dark Colored woods make a room appear more stately and refined. These woods lend themselves to a more formal look. Typical dark wood species include Mahogany and Walnut.
 
 
There are two finish methods available for wood floors today: job-site finished or factory finished. Each method has it's own benefits and advantages, and choosing the right method for your home will depend on the level of customization you want to achieve.
 
  A Job Site Finishes is one that is applied on the job site, in your home or business. With a job-site finished floor, you can choose the type of finish to be applied to your floor, which will impact maintenance, as well as the stain, if any and sheen of the final product. It offers you unlimited possibilities for customizing your floor. However, since the floors will be sanded and finished on-site, you can expect noise, dust, and some disruption to your home. Hawaii Hardwood Flooring offers dustless sanding and finishing to control dust and debris on the job site.
 
  With Factory Finished wood floors, the finished is applied in the factory, long before the wood reaches your home or business. While many options are available with factory finished floors, you will not be able to achieve the same level of customization as you can with job-site finished wood floors. A major benefit of factory finished floors is that there is minimal dust and noise during the installation process.
 
 
 
 

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