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Hardwood Flooring in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area
Hardwood flooring is the premier flooring choice in America today and has been throughout history. Why? Well there are many reasons to name just a few; unmatched beauty and one of a kind look, increased value in your home, and durability are just a couple of reasons. Hardwood flooring is easy to upkeep and maintain remaining beautiful for the life of the hardwood. Another huge benefit is if the wood is ever damage or just natural wear and tear occurs you can simply sand and finish your floors and the flooring looks amazing. Hardwood flooring has become eco-friendly with harvesting practices protecting wildlife and minimizing the impact on the environment you can feel good about your beautiful floors. Expressive Flooring has two showrooms in the Atlanta Metropolitan areas conveniently located just south of Atlanta in Fayetteville and Peachtree City. Stop by today and speak with a trained flooring specialist who can guide you step by step and help you decide which material is right for you. Expressive flooring offers all the best brands in flooring at prices that are unbelievable.
Hardwood flooring Questions
What types of wood flooring are available?
There are three types of hardwood flooring; Engineered, Solid, and Long strip; each manufactured differently provide a slightly different advantages from one another. Engineered and Longstrip are made very similar to each other made with layers of plywood that give them better stability and allows people with slab or concrete subfloor to have Engineered Hardwood. Solid Hardwood give the owner a flooring that will last for generations and the ability to Sand and Finish as many times as you need. Please call us or visit one of our showrooms and one of our specialist will show and explain the key differences to ensure you have the flooring that’s right for you.
What is the difference between pre-finished and unfinished hardwood floors?
Pre-finished flooring receives the aluminum-oxide, UV treatment, Staining, and finish in the warehouse where the product is being manufactured. The Unfinished hardwood is exactly as it reads; the material is strictly the wood itself, we then install the raw material after installation is completed that’s when the stain and finish is applied. Yes, Sand on sight takes longer and is more intrusive but it allows you to have a customized look and gives you the best results if you already have existing Hardwood and are trying to match the new hardwood with the existing.
How do I choose a species?
Choosing a species should be based solely on your wants and needs. Stop by exressve flooring today and our trained flooring specialist with explain the pros and cons of each species and guide you through the decision making process and ensure we have the right species of hardwood for you.
Are wood floors appropriate for any room in the house?
No, you would never install hardwood floors in a full-bathroom; the manufacturer’s warranty would be voided the moment the flooring is installed in the bathroom. Hardwood flooring is installed primarily at or above ground for the same reason why you would not install in full bathroom, to avoid any possible exposure to water. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 770.719.3445
Hardwood flooring Installation Guide
What to Expect
Hardwood flooring installation is an extensive process that includes a lot of labor and a level of expertise that only comes with years of experience and the proper training. Expressive flooring recommends hiring a professional to ensure your flooring is done correctly and the equipment needed to do the job correctly and efficiently is used; remember this flooring will be in your home for many years and will look great and maintain its appearance if done correctly. Expressive flooring has two locations conveniently located just south of Atlanta in Fayetteville and Peachtree City; Call us today and our professional installers will do the job right for a price you’ll love.
What to Expect with your Hardwood Flooring Installation
Expressive flooring will go over the process of your installation and explain what needs to be done to ensure your job is done smoothly and without delay.
Before the installation can start, the hardwood flooring should be acclimated; allow the wood to sit in the areas its being installed for 3-5 days before installation. Once the wood is ready to be installed, all items in the rooms being done, need to be removed. This includes all furniture, curtains, and personal affects that could be in the way of removing the existing flooring and installation of the new. During the installation your professional installer will update you on the timeline for completion.
With flooring what occurs during the installation process depends on which technique is used to complete the installation. Methods of installation include
- Nail Down Flooring
- Staple Down Flooring
- Glued Down Flooring
- Floating Flooring
With the Nail Down Flooring a nail gun is used to secure the solid hardwood to the sub-floor; the same can be said for the staple down except instead of nails staples are used. If Sanding and finishing occurs you can expect fine dust and noise to be present. Your installer can give you further detail on what to expect during the installation process as well.
Your home has brand new hardwood flooring! To keep your floors looking like new for years to come practice preventative measures, place floor mats by all entrances, use felt pads underneath furniture, ensure water doesn’t pool up on your floors by using mats by the kitchen sink and dishwasher. Create a schedule for maintenance and sweep and dry mop your floors on a regular basis. For tips and advice on anything flooring call Expressive Flooring and our flooring specialists will be happy to help any way possible.