Get The Most Beautiful Floor Money Can Buy
Nothing beats a real hardwood floor. There is something special about the look of the grain, the warm feel of the wood or the shine of an exotic veneer. Hardwood floors hearken back to an older era, where technological advancement had not yet brought laminate and vinyl flooring. As a top-notch hardwood floor installer, Tom Thornton and Tri-County General Contracting knows that solid wood floors stand for luxury, durability and craftsmanship.
Though installing hardwood floors may look as easy as putting together a jigsaw puzzle, it almost always is not. Laying down a hardwood floor correctly involves many different steps, so that the floor looks its best and the least amount of board length is wasted. It takes a carpenter’s eye to do it right, and Tri-County General Contracting relies on more than 35 years of hardwood floor installation experience to get your new hardwood floor built right the first time.
Cost Vs. Benefit Of Going With Hardwood
We don’t beat around the bush with our customers – hardwood flooring is not for every project. The financial investment is significant relative to vinyl or laminate flooring options. Opting for hardwood floors on a large project is an investment in the beauty and durability of a space. It is a long-term decision that can pay off in resale value, and will give the homeowner decades of pleasure and enjoyment.
Hardwood floors can cost up to 10 times what a similar-size carpeted floor costs. Hardwood floor installation companies typically quote the cost to install a floor based on square footage. Total cost of a hardwood floor install can vary wildly depending on the type of hardwood chosen and the project location. As a general rule of thumb, a new hardwood floor installation will cost from between $10 to $18 per square foot depending on materials used.
Customized Hardwood Floor Installer
Hardwood floors are wood planks planed down to uniform thickness and installed in multiple ways form over existing subfloor or even directly over joists depending on the age of home and application. Wood color, grain and texture depend on tree species. There are many choices when you include your choice of wood species, cut, pattern, stain and finish; making your color and texture combinations almost unlimited.
Common Hardwood Flooring Wood Types Include:
- Walnut has strong yet lightweight and soft wood, known for its rich dark-brown color and swirling grain. High resistance to sun damage.
- Cherry has a color that varies from reddish brown to pinkish white. It takes wood stains well, had a fine grain and smooth texture. Low resistance to sun damage.
- Oak is dense and hard, but very warm. Its color ranges from light wheat color to rich golden brown. Moderately resistant to sun damage.
- Hickory is one of the strongest and hardest of the American hardwoods. Its color ranges from light blonde to reddish brown to dark brown. Medium-high resistance to sun damage.
- Maple had a uniform texture, straight grain and high sun resistance. Its color varies from creamy white to golden tan.
- Exotics – From Koa to Ipe to Brazilian Cherry. We’ve worked with them all.
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