Solid hardwood flooring adds value, comfort, and character to any room in your home or building. At Valor Flooring, we have a large selection of solid hardwood floors to offer. In our showroom, we can show you woods with a variety of widths, finishes, and other options to perfectly match the style you are trying to cultivate in each room, including solid and engineered hardwood flooring. From modern to rustic, we can help you create the perfect space with the perfect floor. We carry the basics like oak, walnut, and maple, and we carry less common woods like birch, cherry, and other exotic woods. Our high quality wood floors will enhance the appearance and value of your home.
Benefits of Hardwood Floors
Wood flooring is versatile in that it can be used to create virtually any look or style, from contemporary and modern to traditional and rustic. This flooring solution is only increasing in popularity as it has been found to be attractive and easy to maintain. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of using hardwood floors for your flooring project.
- Hardwood floors are easy to clean, and they stay clean for longer than carpet floors.
- They need less ongoing maintenance than traditional carpet floors.
- Unlike carpet, wood floors are great for pets, since you can easily remove pet dander from the wood.
- Hardwood is stylistically versatile. It can be used to compliment any design theme.
- The variety of finishes makes it easy to have a unique floor.
- Pre-finished hardwood floors have a protective coating that needs very little maintenance.
- Pre-finished floors are ready for full use immediately upon installation.
- Most cleaning sessions will only consist of a light sweeping and the occasional mopping.
- If properly maintained, your hardwood floors will look great for years.
- Hardwood floors can usually be installed over concrete subfloors on the ground level of your building.
- Hardwood floors can easily be installed over plywood subfloors at any level of your building.
Solid Wood Flooring
At Valor Flooring, we have a wide array of solid hardwood flooring types that you can choose from. From oak, walnut and maple, to birch, cherry and hickory, we carry every type of finish for every type of room. Getting solid wood flooring installed is a great option for residential homes, valued for its durability and its longevity—most hardwood floors can last upwards of 50 years with proper maintenance! Solid wood flooring is composed of ¾” thick solid wood, which means you have a natural, durable, and sustainable flooring option to put in your kitchen, bedrooms, living areas, and more.
Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered wood flooring is rapidly rising in popularity in Colorado Springs homes. Innovative manufacturing techniques have allowed producers to create a type of wood flooring that is more durable, semi-water resistant, and longer lasting. Engineered hardwood is made by compressing 3 to 10 layers of wood together, which means that you have a floor that is nearly 10x more solid than the average solid wood panel. Because these panels are much more sturdy, they are able to resist movement due to temperature changes. Engineered hardwood floors do not bend under high humidity or water presence, unlike solid wood floors. This flooring type also is able to be installed over concrete or other atypical foundation options, which is something that cannot be done with solid wood floors.
We carry a wide range of engineered products, from budget friendly options to products that emulate top quality craftsmanship. We offer all of your favorite wood finishes in engineered wood, and can help you find a product that meets your style, budget, and vision that you have in mind.
Factors to Consider
Hardwood floor panels come in a variety of different constructions, which play a part in figuring out which type of subfloor they can be installed over. Think about what type of subfloor you have and where in the house (which level) you want to install the wood floor before selecting the right wood. Consult an expert at Valor Flooring to help figure out what floor is the right match for your home.
Also, consider other factors like the levels of moisture in the room you are installing the wood flooring. Are there any large appliances that give off heat or moisture nearby? Is there a sink or water drainage system in place close to where you want to install the wood flooring? Excessive or constant moisture can be detrimental to a wood flooring system. Even small amounts of moisture can lead to warping and gapping in the floor over time. For this reason, you should avoid installing wood floors in bathrooms and wash rooms because of their fluctuating levels of moisture. This is what makes engineered hardwood floors so wonderful: their ability to resist moisture. If water humidity is an issue in your area, engineered hardwood would be the best option for you—it provides the classic, natural look of wood floors but without the vulnerability to wetness.
Every wood is different, so it is important to follow all manufacturer recommendations throughout the installation process. If you would like to install wood floor in a questionable area, include a moisture barrier to give you extra protection against the harmful moisture.
Stop by our flooring store to see our selections of quality hardwood today! We have expert staff members that will help you find the perfect flooring type for your space. You can also contact us to receive a quote for a full hardwood installation.