If wood is your preferred flooring material, you have a choice between three types of boards. Unfinished or prefinished solid hardwood may suit your needs, or engineered wood flooring may be preferable for your application. Styles in each material are numerous at Masters Flooring. We bring high-quality flooring and related services to the Fort Worth, Texas, area.
Unfinished solid hardwood flooring can last a century or more. The United States is home to many historically significant nineteenth-century homes that showcase original wood flooring. Floors that are installed and finished on-site feature tightly placed boards and well-sealed seams. This type of floor enhances the structural integrity of a home's flooring system.
Floors constructed with boards that are finished in the factory also have a lifespan of one hundred years or more. While this more easily installed flooring is similar in structure to unfinished wood flooring, it is different. Choose unfinished wood, and your floor will have a flush look. With prefinished wood, your floor will have a beveled look.
Engineered wood includes a layer of hardwood and a plywood or fiberboard base. While a solid wood floor can be sanded down and refinished many times, you can only have a manufactured wood floor refinished once or twice. However, it's also possible for this type of flooring to last a century. The lifespan of an engineered wood floor is dependent upon the:
- way the floor was installed.
- overall quality of the flooring.
- how well the floor is maintained.
- type and thickness of the hardwood layer.
- quality of the materials used in the floor’s construction.
Masters Flooring installs wood floors in Keller, TX, and nearby communities in the Fort Worth area, including North Ridgeland Hills, Colleyville, and Southlake. In-home estimates are free. We also specialize in hardwood refinishing and kitchen and bathroom remodeling. We invite you to stop by our showroom in Keller, where our flooring specialists can help you get started with your hardwood flooring upgrade.