Hardwood Flooring Guide -Choosing Your Floor
Hardwood Flooring Guide - Choosing Your Floor
  • Overview -Solid Hardwood
     
    Solid wood flooring is milled from a single piece of timber that is kiln or air dried before sawing.

    Organic, genuine, attractive –solid hardwood is the highly desired choice in flooring.

    A timeless option that combines with many styles, solid hardwood floors provide performance and durability that lasts a lifetime,with the flexibility to always remain in fashion and on trend.
     
    Aayers Flooring solid hardwood floors are proudly made with a naturally sustainable resource.
     
  • Overview -Engineered Hardwood
     
    Made of genuine wood, engineered hardwood flooring is made of a core of multiple plies of hardwood with a layer of hardwood veneer affixed to the top surface.

    This multi-ply structure gives engineered hardwood floors the flexibility to be installed in geographical areas that have excessive moisture, or in building spaces
    otherwise unsuited for solid hardwood.

    Also, many engineered floors offer a floating floor option, allowing installation on a concrete subfloor, as long as the subfloor is clean, dry, and level.
  • Overview -Prefinished vs. Site-Finished Hardwood floors
     
    Prefinished wood floors come with finishes that are applied at the factory, under controlled environmental conditions.
     
    This closely monitored process ensures that the product is properly dried and cured.
     
    All Aayers hardwood flooring comes pre-finished, the advantages are: the floor is finished when the installation is finished, the mess is lessened and the odors of the stains and finishes are eliminated.
  • Designing Hardwood Floors
     
    Hardwoods floors are a central part of the home and offer an unrivaled splendor by add beauty, warmth and they can serve as a unifying device for your decor.
     
    There are so many options that makes decorating with them seem a bit daunting.
     
    We provide some design advices for your perfect style.
     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Lifestyle -Installation Area

    With the exception of bathrooms and laundry rooms, solid hardwood flooring is great in any room on the ground floor or above.
     
    Below ground, in basements where air and moisture issues can be factors, only engineered hardwood floors are recommended.
  • Lifestyle -Pets, Shoes and Durability

    Prefinished Hardwood flooring can be durable and hard as nails, but sports shoes with cleats, a stone in a sneaker tread or pet claws are examples of things that can leave significant scratches.

    For areas with high traffic, a please-remove-shoes-at-the-door policy is a helpful rule to institute.
     
     
     
  • Lifestyle -Warranty

    Due to the toughness of Aayers finishs, Aayers prefinished hardwood floors carry 30 year limited residential warranty and lifetime structural integrity, versus just 3 to 5 years warranty for site-finished floors.​
  • Lifestyle -Floor Care

    Part of the beauty of hardwood floors is just how easy they are to maintain.

    Simple care and maintenance procedures keep the floor looking its best.
  • Budget -Species and Specialty Visuals

    At the high end of the price range, you'll find specialty visuals like color-washing, multi-layer stain, hand-sculpting and finishes that produce deeper, richer colors.
     
    To benefit from superb visual effects, you can choose between different flooring options to find the perfect timber for your property and create stunning looks.
     
    View below perfect looks for your home.
     
  • Budget -Thickness of Engineered Flooring

    With engineered hardwood, the number of layers in the core and the thickness of the face are the two primary performance and cost drivers.

    At the lower cost range, expect to see three layers, at the mid-price range, five layers, and at the high end, look for seven layers or more.

    As the thickness of the top layer or face of the product increases, cost will typically increase as well, providing you the ability to sand and refinish if you ever need to, just like solid hardwood.
  • Budget -Floor Removal

    Dont forget to factor-in the cost of removing and disposing of your old floor.
    Depending upon where you live, what type of floor you are having removed, and your agreement with your installer.

    All subfloors should be clean, dry and flat before wood flooring goes down.

    Old flooring may contain asbestos. If you are unsure of safe removal and disposal processes, consult a professional.​
  • Installation Options

    The installation options available to you will vary depending on the width, thickness, and construction of the hardwood you choose and where you are going to install it.

    Engineered hardwood can typically be stapled, glued, or floated installation technique (product attaches to itself, not the subfloor) the options will vary depending on product chosen.

    Solid hardwood flooring is nailed/stapled to a wood sub-floor.
     
    You will also need to take the subfloor into consideration.If your current subfloor is concrete, you will only be able to install engineered flooring, not solid hardwood.
  • Installation -Moisture

    Installing a hardwood floor over concrete that has too much moisture is a common mistake.

    This occurs frequently in new construction where the concrete has been power washed and/or when new concrete hasn't sufficiently dried.
     
    Refer to the installation instructions for more information.
  • Installation -Expansion Space

    Be sure to leave sufficient room for expansion around the perimeter of the room.

    This is necessary to accommodate for the expansion and contraction in the wood due to temperature and humidity changes.

    Perimeter spacing not only allows for seasonal expansion but also provides airflow.

    Positive airflow reduces the occurrence of side-wicking or moisture transference to the flooring materials.

    This is especially beneficial for floorings placed at or near exterior foundation walls.
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