Types and Finishes of Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring has truly lasted the different trends throughout the years. You can use this type of flooring and create looks such as modern, classic, rustic, and many more. Hardwood flooring has always been a classic flooring choice, and the best part about this flooring type is all of the new finishes and types of hardwood in the market.

Hardwood Types: Solid, Engineered, and Cabin Grade

Solid hardwood is exactly what it sounds like, a solid piece of wood that may be stained or left natural. You can check the Janka Rating system to learn more about the different strength levels of solid hardwoods. Engineered hardwood has a layer of real hardwood on top of layers of “cross-laminated timber.”

A good quality cabin grade wood will produce a good-looking floor, but it will be more rustic and have more character than better grades of wood. In other words, it will have more light and dark boards, more mineral streaks, pin holes, and small knots holes. When purchasing cabin grade wood, you will need to purchase 15% extra material than the square footage you are covering.

Hardwood Finishes

All of the three different hardwood types come in a variety of finishes. Hardwood with a traditional finish has a smooth, classic look. Planks with a hand-scraped finish have a hand-hewn finish that gives the product extra texture and character. Hardwood flooring with a distressed finish has more of an aged or vintage look. The products also look a bit more marked up than hand-scraped planks.

Here are some images of the different hardwood finishes:

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Distressed Finish

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Mullican Hardwood Flooring to Expand Manufacturing in America

Recently Mullican Flooring announced that it will be bringing full production of all sawn engineered products to the United States in the early summer of this year. According to the company, the first product that will be part of the transition to the U.S. production facility will be the EuroSawn White Oak. The EuroSawn White Oak will have 7 inch wide planks, and it will be available in 6 colors. More products will eventually be transitioned to the U.S. facility as well later this year.

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Thee Manor Luxury Hardwood

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Thee Manor creates beautiful textured hardwood flooring that meticulously highlight the grain. Inspired by the century-old techniques found in Europe, Thee Manor’s premiere hardwood has a refined yet worn look that showcases each planks unique beauty. Carpet Express no longer carries Duchateau Hardwood. However, to offer our customers luxury hardwood, we are proud to introduce Thee Manor hardwood flooring.

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Mirage Hardwood Flooring

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Mirage Hardwood is designed and manufactured in North America. The hardwood flooring is made of quality hardwood from certified, responsibly managed forests. Mirage uses hypoallergenic finishes that are free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and formaldehyde. The company wants to keep homes healthy for customers. Mirage Hardwood flooring is wear-resistant and durable because of the Nanolinx nanotechnology-based finished and the DuraMatt finish.

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Columbia Flooring

columbiaColumbia Flooring is a company dedicated to create beautiful, authentic, handcrafted, and original flooring. The wood used in the flooring is locally grown, harvested and crafted in the United States. Columbia Flooring offers beautiful hardwood flooring and laminate flooring that are crafted from renewable resources and help maintain good indoor air quality.

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Armstrong Will Sponsor Homes for Our Troops through 2019

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Recently Armstrong Flooring announced that it will continue its commitment as the exclusive sponsor of Homes for our Troops (HFOT) through 2019. Homes for our Troops is a national non-profit organization that builds mortgage free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured Veterans. Armstrong Flooring has been a supporter of HFOT since 2013.

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Azalea Lane

Azalea Lane flooring offers customers diverse hardwood collections that are affordable and beautiful. There are four different hardwood collections from Azalea Lane, which all feature timeless stain colors and varied species. Explore all of the collections to see which hardwood floor will bring out the beauty of your home.

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Homerwood Premium Hardwood Flooring

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Each plank is hand-selected from sustainable, center-cut lumber to create Homerwood’s premium hardwood flooring. Homerwood Hardwood flooring offers customers stylish, elegant, and unique products. The hardwood flooring is made in America. The company purchases the wood for the floors from companies that employ the highest standards in forestry practices and conservation. Homerwood is a zero-waste manufacturer. Every wood fiber from the manufacturing process is used in the production of the company’s premium hardwood flooring.

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Armstrong Flooring Featured in 2016 Coastal Living Hampton’s Show House

architectural remnantsRecently, Armstrong announced that their laminate and hardwood flooring are featured in the Coastal Living 2016 Hampton’s Show House, which is a house that is designed showcase what is new and in style in home construction.

Architectural Remnants laminate in Milk Paint and American Scrape hardwood in Brown Bear are the products featured in the home. The home has a coastal design with bright colors, and the two Armstrong flooring products look amazing in the home. Architectural Remnants laminate and American Scrape hardwood help accentuate the other colors and design elements used in the home.

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Product Special! – Country Natural

Country Natural is a solid traditional hickory hardwood. This hardwood has a width of 3 1/4″ inches. Country Natural is available in a beautiful light color, and each box contains 22 square feet. Country Natural has a 50 year residential warranty. This solid hardwood will look great in any home, and we have plenty of this product in stock.

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