Flooring Basics

Solid hardwood, which is made from solid pieces of wood, typically is ¾” thick and it is available in most cases in three widths (2/4”, ¾” & 4”). Most popular species are American Cherry, American Walnut, Ash, Hickory, Maple, Red Oak, White Oak and some exotic hardwood.

Engineered hardwood is a layer of real, solid hardwood on top, with several layers of plywood or other types of material on the bottom and is offered up to 12” width and up to ¾” thickness. Some engineered hardwood can be used over approved in floor heating application and above or below grade. It can also be installed as a nail down, glue together, or full trowel glue down.

Vinyl flooring is very versatile and can be used in most indoor flooring applications, such as full bathrooms, kitchen, and basements. Vinyl flooring is water resistant and scratch resistant. And is also, very cost effective and durable flooring solution. Other benefits include easy to clean, soft under the feet and warmer compared to tile flooring.

Carpet is one of the most popular flooring choices for most homeowners. It offers comfort, warmth and durability. Carpet is also quieter and easier to install. We carry many colors, patterns and textures.

Tile offers a large variety of styles that can fit any homeowners vision. This type of flooring is low maintenance and more resilient in everyday use. For extra warmth, in floor heating can be installed under the tile.

Laminate floors are floating floors. Which means, this type of floor can be installed over many different substrates. Laminate flooring is durable and is a perfect choice for any active household. There are different widths and thickness to choose from.

Rubber floors (gym floor) are made from recycled rubber products. These floors come in interlocking tiles or rolls. Rubber floors can withstand moisture and high foot traffic. This type of flooring has the ability to absorb heavy impact, taking in the sound and resisting static.

Cork flooring is more of an eco-friendly alternative. The trees that make up this type of flooring are not cut down but instead stripped of some of its wood to create layers. These floors have better insulation, absorbing and keeping in more heat and it is much quieter to walk on.