The lifespan of hardwood flooring

The lifespan of hardwood flooring

Solid hardwood flooring has a very long lifespan. Grand homes built in the nineteenth century are found in the United States today, and many of these homes boast their original wood floors. You can find durable hardwood flooring for your home at Carpet Express. We have a showroom in Lorton and Ashburn, Virginia.

Unfinished vs. prefinished wood

Traditional wood floors are finished on-site. But today, most homeowners choose prefinished wood flooring that is more easily installed. All solid wood floors can be refinished many times, although removing the durable sealant applied in a factory is difficult.

Solid wood installation

Both unfinished and prefinished solid wood planks are nailed to a wood subfloor. The subfloor must be level, and in good shape, so repairs may be needed before installing the new flooring. Your new floor will have a beveled look, not a flush when choosing prefinished planks.

Engineered wood composition

Engineered wood flooring has a base layer of plywood and a natural wood surface layer. On top quality brands, the surface layer is thick enough to allow refinishing on one occasion. As a result, engineered wood flooring, which looks the same in a home space as solid wood, can be expected to last 30 years or more.

Engineered wood applications

While engineered wood has a shorter lifespan than solid wood, it can be used for more applications. For example, the moisture-tolerant planks are connected to create a floating floor. In addition, unlike solid wood, engineered wood is installed in bathrooms and other moisture-prone areas and on a cement subfloor.

Visit our hardwood flooring company today!

Family-owned Carpet Express has been satisfying customer flooring needs in Washington, D.C, Maryland, and Virginia since 1987. Alexandria, Fairfax, and Woodbridge are some of the communities in our service area. Carpet Express can assist you with your hardwood flooring upgrade.