Wood Types


DUROwood Flooring delivers durability from wood to finish with any type of wood product including prefinished and unfinished wood.
Wood types include (but are not limited to): Oak (red or white), Maple, Birch, Ash, Walnut, Cherry, Mahogany, Bamboo, Hickory, Pine, Exotic, Engineered, Laminate. Don’t see a type of wood you are interested in? Don’t hesitate to contact us or ask during your free estimate!

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOLID HARDWOOD,
ENGINEERED FLOORING OR LAMINATE

Whether it’s a strip or plank, solid hardwood flooring is a single piece of wood, which can easily be customized and can be re-sanded to change finishes. Solid hardwood flooring is typically ¾” thick and comes in just about any width desired. It may be either pre-finished or site finished and the types available are just about limitless. Different types have different qualities. You may want to select a given type based on eye appeal or hardness. One of the best features of hardwood is that it can be refinished many times because it is a ¾” solid piece of wood.
Engineered hardwood, on the other hand, is made of multiple layers of wood bonded together with grains running at different angles. It may be oak, maple, walnut, hickory, etc. The types are just about limitless. While engineered hardwood looks like solid hardwood, it is actually more structurally stable because of the cross grained plies making it more forgiving with regard to humidity and seasonal changes. Therefore it can be used anywhere, even places like basements where moisture may be an issue.
Laminate floors have the look of real hardwood but are actually a composite. Typically there is a back layer then a fibreboard core then a decorative layer topped by a layer with a tough durable finish.

 

DECIDING BETWEEN VARIOUS TYPES, SHADES AND GLOSS

Many hardwood types have bold, characteristic textures and patterns. Different types of wood also have many different shades between them. A hardwood flooring type can be chosen based on how well it accents the room, including furniture, a wall hanging, a rug or a countertop. The gloss level of the hardwood should also be considered. Additionally, the plank size and finish of any hardwood floor will create varying looks to complement a room’s desired style. While there’s much to consider when creating the desired look, style and long-term performance of your floors, know that we will provide you with a beautiful and affordable hardwood flooring end product.