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Why You Should Get Contractors to Install Hardwood Flooring

Getting contractors to install hardwood flooring is one of homeowners’ most popular home improvement choices, thanks to its appearance and durability. Experienced contractors can provide you with quality materials that will help keep your flooring looking beautiful for a long time. Contractors have the knowledge and experience to install hardwood flooring in various home constructions. A contractor can also help manage the project and guide you throughout the decision-making process.

Quality Materials

One of the most important reasons for hiring flooring installers and contractors is the quality of materials used. For your money, you want to make sure that your new hardwood flooring is high-quality, and the hardwood flooring materials Saturn uses meet those standards.

Our hardwoods are inherently long-lasting and can last even longer with regular maintenance. We work with high-end hardwood floor suppliers so that you can get various species of hardwood and construction types, such as engineered or solid wood flooring. In addition, some of the hardwoods we use have waterproof, scratch, and dent-resistant options. So when our contractors install hardwood flooring for you, certain hardwood choices we provide can make maintenance and cleaning more manageable.

Experience

Each house has unique dimensions and ages and is made from different materials. So every home has unique challenges that require various prep and installation methods. For example, many houses in Montgomery County, PA, are relatively old, some built earlier than 1959. Some houses we have worked on in places like Horsham or Warrington are close to 100 years old.

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As a result, the techniques and tools needed to remove and install hardwood flooring in those homes may differ from more contemporary ones. For example, removing old wide-plank floors (boards typically 8″ and wider) in an old house involves different work than replacing laminate flooring with hardwood in a more modern home.

A contractor who has installed hardwood flooring for many years will be familiar with various tools, techniques, and houses to give you the results you want. Homes in southeastern Pennsylvania are diverse: a broad mix of old homes from the 1920s to the 1950s, and newer homes ranging all the way to new houses built in the past few years. Our flooring installation contractors have a great deal of experience working with this diverse range of houses, so whatever the characteristics of your home may be, we can work with you and provide the hardwood flooring you desire.

Guidance

Our contractors’ extensive experience in flooring design and installation allows them to help you make informed decisions on every aspect of the project. For example, knowing what flooring type is best suited to the space and how to prepare an area for new floors can be difficult for homeowners. Suppose you have a 200 square foot kitchen (around the national average) that you are remodeling, and you are unsure which hardwood floor material to use.

A contractor can help you choose the best hardwood option to use based on your budget, design preferences, and how you will use your kitchen. Then, according to your needs and desires, a seasoned flooring contractor can help you figure out the best course of action for the flooring project.

Reach Out To Saturn Construction LLC Today For Flooring Services

Are you looking to add hardwood flooring to your home or rental property? Are you interested in finding contractors to install hardwood flooring for you? Saturn Construction LLC can meet your needs with our flooring installation services, serving many homeowners and businesses in Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania. We have a team of qualified and experienced hardwood flooring installation contractors who will work with you to install new or renovate old flooring for your property. To get started on your project, reach out to us today.

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The Different Types of Wooden Floors

If you are considering adding or changing to hardwood floors in your home, you have many quality options to pick from. Hardwood floors are beloved by homeowners for their durability, longevity, and aesthetics. However, choosing a hardwood floor involves much more than just picking a specific wood species. You also need to decide on the planks and the finishing. To help you evaluate, we go through the different types of wooden floors and the advantages of each one.

Solid Wood vs. Engineered Wood

Before picking out the wood species, an important choice in choosing between types of wooden floors is choosing between solid wood or engineered wood. Solid wood flooring is all wood, with the individual planks made from single hardwood pieces. Engineered wood is a thin veneer of natural wood glued over different layers, typically plywood or high-density fiberboard (HDF). Each of these categories comes with advantages and uses.

Solid Wood Advantages

One of the advantages of solid wood flooring is that the planks can be sanded and refinished multiple times over its life cycle. With some maintenance, solid wood floors make a great choice for homeowners who want to have their floors last, and look beautiful, as long as possible. You can also choose from various wood species, cut patterns, and finishes, which is good if you have a specific species or style in mind and want to ensure your home has the ideal flooring.

Engineered Wood Advantages

Engineered wood has the advantage of being less susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity compared to solid wood which can expand or contract depending on the season. So if changes in temperature and humidity are a particular issue or concern for you, engineered wood is a reliable choice for any room in your home. Another advantage of engineered wood floors is affordability. Because engineered wood uses less of the chosen wood than solid wood planks, you can have premium or exotic wood for your floors on a more affordable budget.

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Unfinished or Prefinished

Another important choice when choosing your wooden floor is having the floor unfinished or prefinished. Unfinished wood flooring means “finished after installation.” After the contractors have installed and stained your hardwood floors, the flooring is given several coats of protective finish. On the other hand, prefinished is sanded and sealed after leaving the factory and being distributed to retailers. Like engineered and solid wood, both of these options have their benefits.

Unfinished Wood Advantages

If you go with unfinished wood, one of the benefits is that you have more options for how your new floor looks. For example, if you have a specific color paint in mind or want the color to match your old one, choosing an unfinished floor will ensure that it will be possible. The same goes if you have a particular stain applied before the final finish is put on.

Prefinished Wood Advantages

For prefinished wood, convenience and time are some of the biggest benefits. Since the finish is applied before leaving the factory, prefinished woods can make your flooring installation project go much quicker because the finish is already applied. You can also start walking around and using the room of your flooring installation much quicker than having to wait for an unfinished wood floor’s paint or finish to dry or smell to dissipate.

Choosing a Species of Wood

The last step of choosing between all types of wooden floors is deciding on the wood species to use. You have many options to choose from, although the best woods for flooring lean towards hardwoods. Here are some of the woods that make for suitable flooring:

  • Oak is the most popular species for hardwood floors in the U.S., meeting a good balance between availability, hardness, cost, and color options.
  • Maple is the second-most popular wood for flooring behind oak and comes in light colors and hues, a subtle grain, all while being harder than oak.
  • Hickory is highly durable and features large knots and colors that vary substantially from board to board, well suited for rustic and country-styled homes.

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Cherry and walnut also make good choices for floors due to their warm brown and chocolate colors, respectively, although both are softer than any of the woods mentioned above. Exotic woods cost more but can add unique colors, grains, and patterns to your home while being sturdy to endure heavy foot traffic.

Contact Saturn Construction LLC for Hardwood Flooring

Are you looking to improve your home’s floors, enhance the aesthetics, and add value to your property? Saturn Construction LLC flooring installation services are for you. Our contractors can install or renovate new flooring for your property. In addition, we have a team of highly qualified and experienced hardwood flooring installation contractors who will work with you on your remodeling or flooring project. To get started on your project or for more information on the types of wooden floors for your home, reach out to us today.

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