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Hardwood flooring can be finished in the home

If you are interested in hardwood flooring, you have many wood species, textures, and colors from which to choose. You can opt for solid or engineered wood floors and choose between domestic or exotic wood. Traditional 'home-grown' maple and oak wood flooring are popular, and so is wood from afar that typically features rich grains and vibrant colors. Wards Discount Carpet is a hardwood flooring retailer in Sandy, Utah, that offers a wide variety of brands from top manufacturers. We buy at discounted prices so you can too!

Traditional solid wood

Unfinished solid wood flooring is the best option for those who prefer to stick to a tried and true product and installation method. What's more, this flooring type adds structural stability to a home and is guaranteed, with proper care, to last a lifetime. Boards are installed close together, and seams are well sealed. The floor, which is ideal for kitchens, has a flush look. It takes one week to sand, stain, and seal the floor. Then during the following week, the floor acclimates to its surroundings.

Factory-finished solid wood

Like unfinished wood flooring, prefinished boards are nailed to a wood subfloor, and in future years, the finishing process can be repeated as the floor becomes worn.
But it takes one day to install prefinished boards, and no acclimation process is necessary. Homeowners who are considering the easier installation method should keep in mind that the new floor will have a beveled look. On-site installers do not have access to robust factory finishes. Therefore, prefinished boards usually have a more extended finish warranty.

Engineered wood

For the same beautiful hardwood look at a lower cost, choose engineered wood flooring. While there is a layer of hardwood on the surface, the base is composed of many layers of plywood that are positioned in a crisscross pattern. Because of its composition, the flooring can tolerate moisture. Therefore, unlike solid wood flooring, this man-made flooring can be installed in a basement. Installation takes one day, and the flooring can usually be refinished once in future years when it becomes worn. Many wood species and numerous matte, semi-gloss, and high-gloss finishes are available. Distressed and wire-brushed are two popular textures.

Family-owned Wards Discount Carpet has been serving the northern Utah communities of Sandy, UT, West Jordan, UT, Cottonwood Heights, UT, Midvale, UT, && Orem, UT for over 24 years. We offer excellent customer service along with great prices on a large assortment of hardwood flooring. Schedule a free in-home bid by calling or returning the online form, or better yet, stop by our showroom in Sandy.