Hardwood

  Hardwood floors are quickly becoming the choice for both warmth and beauty. We offer a wide variety of prefinshed and unfinished strip and plank, exotic species, different widths, plus many of our own custom designs, which gives you numerous options to make your home unique and distinct. Backed by our “Assurance Warranty,” our wood installations include fasteners/adhesives, felt/paper, cutting, sanding, staining, finishing, and transitions.  

Selecting a Hardwood Floor

  Hardwood floors have been widely used for hundreds of years. The advances in technology have made them extremely popular in recent years and make a beautiful alternative to tile, vinyl, and even carpet. The beauty and warmth of natural wood includes knots and grain/shade variations which are not defects, but natural characteristics of hardwood that make each floor unique and distinct. Such variations add to the richness of color and texture on your floor and different stains and finishes also effect color variation. All woods change color. This is due to its exposure to UV light. This is a natural characteristic of wood. Keep in mind that some species of wood are much harder than others, though all wood may scratch and dent regardless of the finish that you choose. Water, sand, stones in shoes and animal claws are just a few things that may affect your floor’s performance. Discuss with your salesperson how this may affect you.  

Prefinished Hardwood

What is prefinished Hardwood?

Prefinished Hardwood flooring is available in a wide selection of widths, finishes, and wood species. The major advantage to a prefinished hardwood floor is the robust factory finish applied. It is typically a quicker install since there is no need to wait for stain and urethane to dry.  Today there are many styles with varing plank widths to choose from in a variety of great colors.

Wood Choices in Prefinished

 Below are just some of the many choices.

Somerset 

Lauzon

Mullican

Mirage

Bamboo Hardwoods

Owens

Casabella 

Karelia 

Hartco 

Bruce

From the Forest

Homerwood 

Kahrs 

Strip vs Plank

Hardwood flooring comes in plank, strip, and parquet.  Plank floors typically make use of boards that are between 3"-8"  in width.  Strip is flooring where the boards are typically under 3" wide. One is not "better" than the other.

Engineered Hardwood

  Engineered hardwood is versatile and can be installed in most areas of your home. Composed of genuine wood, engineered hardwood is made with a core of hardwood or plywood with a layer of hardwood veneer affixed to the top surface. It’s more resistant to moisture and heat compared to solid hardwood and it is less likely to buckle, gap, or react to fluctuations in humidity and temperature. You can install engineered flooring on any level, including below ground. It's a great choice for finished basements and bathrooms.  

Solid Hardwood

Solid hardwood floors are made from solid wood. Each board of solid hardwood flooring is made from a single piece of hardwood that’s about 3/4 of an inch thick. Because it’s so thick it can be sanded down and refinished. Solid hardwood expands and contracts in reaction to changes in moisture and temperature so solid wood floors are only recommended for rooms at ground level or above.  Solid hardwood is permanently nailed to the subfloor.

Unfinished Hardwood

Why we love Hardwood

 Unfinished Hardwood adds unsurpassed warmth and beauty to any room. 

Strip and Plank Choices

 With many wood species, strip and plank widths, stain choices, patterns, and border work the options are many 

Color Options

 An advantage of choosing unfinished is the ability to achieve the exact color you need. If you are matching existing cabinets or trim, you have the option to match it perfectly. 

Wood Species

 

Some of the wood species we offer are: 

Maple

Cherry

Brazilian Cherry

Red Oak

White Oak

Cypress

Merbau 

Cork

Rosewood

Walnut 

Tigerwood

Hickory

Santos Mahogany

Birch 

Beech 

Ash

Bamboo 

custom mix stain to your preference

Refinishing

Sand and Coat

Have hardwood that is old or worn. You can make it "new" again. We can strip away the old finish and stain and apply the color of your choice, custom mixed. Call now!

Screen and Coat

Is your finish looking dull? We can give you floor a frsh coat of urethane to bring back their original beauty and sheen. Call and ask how!

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Carefully Crafted Floors

Mokena, IL

(815) 462-1000