1. What is the difference between solid hardwood and engineered hardwood?
Solid hardwood is 3 quarters of an inch without plywood backing. Engineered has a veneer on the face of it. A veneer can be anywhere from 1-4 mils in thickness. Plywood will add stability so you can have wider planks. With solid hardwood, you can continue to sand for years. Cannot get as wide with solid wood floors.
2. What is the most durable flooring available?
Most durable flooring would be tile. Laminate would be next and then vinyl plank.
3. Can I use a steam mop on my hardwood or laminate floor?
There are certain amounts of moisture that a steam mop gives off so we would not recommend on hardwood or laminate flooring.
4. Will a Hardwood Floor Increase the Value of My Home?
Yes, that would increase value as it is a desirable flooring type. Hardwood should be sanded and refinished every 10 years.
5. Is Hardwood Flooring a Good Idea For a Home With Pets?
Pets will scratch your floor. All hardwood flooring scratches. But you can also sand and refinish. Best for pets would be LVPs that are water proof and/or laminates that are waterproof.
6. What is the average lifetime of tile flooring?
It can last a life time if you take care of it but it depends on the material
7. How do I choose the right grout for my floor tile?
We offer standard grout and an epoxy grout. Most people want to upgrade to power grout so you do not have to seal.