Solid hardwood flooring is a popular choice among homeowners in the Lexington area thanks to its durability and variety of available finishes, colors, and styles. Wood species include oak, birch, beech, pine, cherry, fir, and even bamboo (which is technically a grass). If you’re looking for a very classic wood floor, solid hardwood is a great option. Floor Coverings International Lexington is your trusted local provider for hardwood flooring, and we carry products from leading brands.
Solid Hardwood Construction
The construction of solid hardwood gives it its name and describes its composition. Unlike its alternative, engineered hardwood, solid planks are made of a solid piece of wood all the way through. Engineered floors are made of layers that include a plywood core and a hardwood veneer on top. Because solid wood floors are just that, solid, they are not recommended for installation in bathrooms or basements. Wood has a natural tendency to buckle and warp when exposed to water, which is why these moisture-prone areas can be problematic for solid hardwood flooring.
There are many finish option available to you when you opt for solid hardwood flooring. You can choose different stains or glossy finishes to alter the look of the wood. If you are particularly fond of the wood species, you can choose a simpler clear coat to bring out the natural grains, patterns, and tones of the wood. Alternatively, you can also choose various stains and colors to achieve a specific aesthetic. Solid hardwood flooring is a very versatile option that can be well suited for almost any decor style in Lexington. Another benefit of this style is since it’s made of a solid piece of wood, it can be sanded down and refinished multiple times throughout its life without losing its structural integrity. This allows scratches and scuffs to be repaired without having to completely replace your flooring.
As a local company with national buying power, we partner with industry-leading manufacturers to provide you with a great selection of quality hardwood at competitive prices. Contact Floor Coverings International Lexington today to see our selection and learn more about solid hardwood flooring options. We offer free in-home estimates and design consultations where we bring our mobile showroom right to your door. With over 3,000 flooring samples inside, we make it easy for you to find the perfect fit for your home. Call us today!
A Note from Our Owner
“Solid hardwood is a wonderful flooring option that’s durable, natural looking, and comes in a variety of looks. Let us show you how different hardwoods look in your home with a free in-home consultation.”
–Jonathan Wilk, Owner
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