Ability Wood Flooring installs a variety of hardwood flooring for your home. Every family is different. Every home is different, so how will you know which floor design and material is the right flooring for you? Let’s talk about the different types of flooring that we install and what you can expect from each.
Three types of wood flooring that we offer are solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, as well as laminated flooring.
Our Wood Flooring Options in Apopka, Florida
What is it? Solid hardwood is simply just a solid piece of wood milled from a piece of lumber. We offer hardwood from 3 to 5 inches wide and above. You’re also able to choose the thickness of your wooden floors. The thickness of solid hardwood flooring starts at ¾” and it can extend beyond 5/16”. Besides the length and thickness of your floor boards, Ability will also work with you to determine what species of hardwood would work best for your home. You can choose between a number of wood species that include:
- Southern Pecan
- White Oak
- Brazilian Cherry and dozens more
We also offer different designs and patterns for you to choose from including:
Parquet Handscraped Floors- Parquet floors are wooden floors that come in non-traditional patterns and sizes (squares, triangles etc.) hand-scraped flooring creates a more aged, distressed look of the wood flooring while still providing a quality, practical flooring experience that’s durable and practical.
Naturally-aged Medallion Hardwood Floors
There are a few things to keep in mind when considering solid hardwood floors. All homes are different, so these may or may not be things you will experience with your solid hardwood floors. Moisture and temperature changes can cause solid hardwood flooring to shrink and expand which could lead to gaps in the floor during cold, dry seasons. All solid floors can be sanded and refinished when needed, but this often only occurs within a decade or two.
Our main priority is helping you find the right solid hardwood flooring for your personal style and what would best accompany your home.to accompany the style of your home and your family’s lifestyle.
Much like solid hardwood floors, engineered hardwood is hypoallergenic, easy to clean, and made from real wood. The difference between these two flooring types is how they are designed. Engineered flooring consists of a veneer layer that is between .5 and 4 mm thick. It consists of 3 to 10 layers of wood that are assembled and glued together resulting in a floor board approximately ¼” to ¾” thick. Engineered hardwood is designed to withstand changing temperatures and the expanding and shrinking prone to many other types of hardwood floors.
Engineered hardwood can be applied directly over concrete and unlike solid hardwood, engineered hardwood cannot be sanded and refinished. However, it can be recoated to restore the floor’s surface.
Unlike solid and engineered hardwood flooring, laminated hardwood is not made from real wood. It is simply pressed particle board with a photograph of wood to give the appearance of wood flooring. There is a stability layer within the laminated wood floor made from fiber board that, when reinforced with a special reisin, can increase water resistance and durability.
Why Hardwood Floors?
Hardwood floors are known for their sustainability and durability, and at Ability Wood Flooring we know our wood floors just as we’ve come to know exactly what our customers want. We can assure you that with over 70 years of experience, Ability Wood Flooring takes pride in being the best of the best in the hardwood flooring and installation business. We take pride in our work, so that you can take pride in your home’s floors.