The most common hardwood floor in Colorado Springs is red oak. This is a very stable wood (meaning that it expands and contracts very little), is of medium hardness, and more affordable than most other woods. As with all the woods we install, red oak is available in pre-finished or site-finished. Other woods we have installed include: maple, hickory, walnut, ash, white oak, american cherry and brazilian cherry. All of these hardwoods have their own distinctive looks and characteristics. We install engineered and laminate flooring as well.
So, what kind of floor is right for you? The good news is that there is a whole range of flooring options for you to choose from. The bad news is that it's more difficult than ever to figure out which option is right for you. Here are some of the basic options available today with a list of pros and cons for each:
Engineered floors are what the name suggests. They are produced in a controlled environment and "engineered" to precise and consistent specifications. The top layer of an engineered floor is real wood and generally about 1/8 inch thick. There are 3-5 wood layers beneath the top layer. The grains of these layers are criss-crossed to provide a stable product that resists expansion and contraction.
Laminate floors are made from synthetic materials. An actual picture of real wood is imposed on the laminate surface giving it an "authentic" look. A good eye can distinguish however, between laminate and real wood.
Call us for a personal, free consultation on which kind of flooring might be right for you: 719-262-9663