Factors To Consider When Buying Hardwood Flooring

Factors To Consider When Buying Hardwood Flooring

There are many types of floor types on the market. The choice to install hardwood flooring is undoubtedly worth it. However, once you have decided on what type of flooring you want, you need to understand the variances within that type of flooring. You have a choice between colors, wood species, and more. The factors that should be considered depends on many things. Here are a few things to think about before you fully invest in hardwood flooring in American Fork.

Engineered Vs Solid

Whether you choose an engineered or solid floor depends on the room where you are installing the floor. For rooms that are more susceptible to moisture like a bathroom or kitchen, you should install engineered hardwood flooring. You can pre-finish solid floors multiple times depending on its thickness, which makes them more durable than the alternative flooring.


For sold and engineered floors there are different types of species. The trees are either exotic or domestic. Domestic woods would include oak, maple, and beech. Exotic woods would be Brazilian cherry, kempas, or ipe. The woods can differ in grain, provenance, and grain. You can choose a specific type of species based on the Janka hardness scale. This scale will help you determine how sturdy and long the wood can last.

Pre-finished vs Unfinished

Pre-finished floors usually mean they have been finished in the factory. This is done with sanding, staining, and coating. After buying the prefinished floors all that is left is to install it. Buying pre-finished hardwood flooring comes with the convenience of fast installation. If you are not familiar with finishing your own floors, buying pre-finished floors is the best option. If you buy from a flooring company that also installs, that is always a plus.

Fixed vs Floating

When buying hardwood flooring, you have two main installation methods to choose from; fixed or floating. Fixed floors are nailed or glued to the sub-floor using different tools. Floating is a method that uses no nails or glue during the installation process. If you want a more professional look, fixed is a better option. It will also last longer throughout the years.

If you are in American Fork and are in need of hardwood flooring, visit Comfort Flooring! We offer a variety of flooring solutions including various types of hardwood that won’t break the bank. Visit our site to look at our gallery or give us a call at 801-592-3497

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Edward Powell