Hardwood Flooring in Yuma, AZ
Adorn your home with the luxury you deserve by installing a fresh new hardwood floor. Hardwood floors are the epitome of elegance and luxury and will certainly turn your home into the talk of the town. At Yuma Carpets & Tile we offer the very best hardwood flooring from Shaw Floors and more.
Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood
What’s the difference? Solid hardwood is the traditional version of hardwood flooring, featuring planks made from a single, solid piece of real wood. Engineered hardwood, on the other hand, is a layered wood floor made from thin slices of hardwood layered on top of another piece of high-quality wood composite such as plywood. Engineered wood is often more cost-effective and versatile, able to be installed on any grade, even in basements.
The durability of your hardwood is determined largely by the thickness of each plank, the wear layer and finish.
Standard hardwood planks come in a few different thicknesses. A ½-inch or 3/8-inch thickness is common for engineered hardwood planks, for instance. Solid hardwood floors, on the other hand, are much thicker – often ¾-inch with an added wear layer. This wear layer allows for additional refinishing. This is a selling point of solid hardwood over engineered. Engineered wood can often be sanded, but likely only a single treatment over its lifespan.
There are many different hardwood styles and textures to choose from. Hover over each image to learn more about some of our popular looks.
Today’s styles feature authentic, worn and rustic looks. Each unique style is achieved during the manufacturing process, through additional treatments made by hand or machine. Every plank goes through this process to give your new floor its own unique look and feel. One of today's most sought-after looks, the distressed wood look, is just one of the styles that require this unique process. To achieve this look, manufacturers put floors through various processes to give every plank the unique look of either antiqued, reclaimed, or hand-scraped woods found in floors built over past centuries. With this intricate process, the distressed wood look has become a much sought-after style that wouldn’t be achieved if done by hand.
FAQs of Hardwood Flooring
Still looking for more info about hardwood flooring? Here are some of the hardwood questions we get asked most often by our customers here at Yuma Carpets and Tile.