We are excited to announce that we have added flooring to our services offered list.  Our experienced team of installers specialize in LVT/LVP, Laminate, Engineered Hardwoods, Refinishing/Installing Solid Hardwoods. Read more below about these options!

 

Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is durable and low-maintenance. However, laminate flooring’s many layers may eventually delaminate over time or if it is exposed to water for too long. Once laminate’s top wear layer is scratched, it cannot be repaired. Laminate flooring allows for deep, realistic three-dimensional embossing on its surfaces, with accurate images of the material being portrayed—wood, ceramic, or stone. Virtually all laminate flooring uses a fiberboard core. Because this core is a wood product, it will soften and swell if it is exposed to water.

Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

 LVP imitates real hardwood flooring species, colors, and textures at a fraction of the cost. Besides affordability, this flooring brings several additional benefits to your home. LVP is waterproof and scratch resistant, so it is a great option for homes with fur family. Furthermore, the added durability of this floor means it can handle a beating from active toddlers. Not only will it hold up, it will look great while doing it. Cleaning LVP is simple, sweep or vacuum daily and occasionally use a damp mop with warm water.

 

Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring

LVT is similar to LVP in that it imitates stone and ceramic tile at much lower cost. It is available in the same colors, patterns, and textures that you will find in stone and tile flooring. Some styles are even made to be installed with grout. LVT retains all the same benefits of LVP in that it is easy to clean and maintain. It is durable and easy to install. LVT is also softer and quieter than actual stone or tile, which is an added benefit for a home with children.

LVP vs LVT

LVP and LVT are luxury vinyl floors that are constructed the same way. The choice between LVP and LVT comes down to style only. Luxury Vinyl Planks look like wood planks in everything from color to species. Surface textures often include the look of scraping or embossing, which dramatically heighten the realism. Luxury Vinyl Tiles look like stone or ceramic tile, complete with gorgeous natural colors and surface texture that feels like the real thing.

 

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Engineered hardwood flooring is a product made up of a core of hardwood, plywood or HDF and a top layer of hardwood veneer that is glued on the top surface of the core and is available in almost any hardwood species. The product thus has the natural characteristics of the selected wood species as opposed to a photographic layer. The “engineered” product has been designed to provide greater stability, particularly where moisture or heat pose problems for solid hardwood floors. Engineered harwood is more versatile and stable than solid hardwood and laminate; more resistant to moisture and humidity than solid hardwood; better for below-grade installations – basements, where dampness is common; able to be installed over radiant heating systems, which tend to dry out solid hardwood causing the boards to shrink, cup and buckle; ideal on a concrete subfloor, either as a direct glue-down or a floating floor.

 

Solid Hardwood Flooring

There are two options when choosing solid hardwood flooring. Pre-finished & Unfinished. Pre-finished hardwood is a good choice for those who wish to install hardwood flooring without having to do any sanding or finishing. Pre-finished hardwood floors are therefore ideal for the do-it-yourselfer who wishes to save time and bother, and who wishes to enjoy the benefits of a new hardwood floor immediately after it’s installed. A valued characteristic of unfinished hardwood floors, however, lies in the uniformity of the finish. Pre-finished floors are by definition on a board by board basis, and the finish which seals the board does not seal the minute spaces between individual hardwood planks in the same way. With an unfinished floor, the finish is added over the surface of a hardwood floor as a whole after the boards have been installed. This offers a generally more uniform finish and a somewhat greater moisture-proof seal.