Hardwood Flooring Types, Options - Construction
When making any purchase decisions we suggest doing thorough research on what may be suitable for your home and especially the region in which you live. Some hardwoods may be susceptible to extreme arid conditions in their solid format; checking and splitting can occur. In cases like this we suggest using engineered hardwoods as an alternative.
On another note, wide swings in relative humidity through seasonal changes should be monitored. Moisture can be added or reduced within HVAC systems, minimizing the expansion and contraction process all hardwoods experience. Color changes with all hardwoods will vary as will the rate in which they change. For a general overview visit expected hardwood floor color changes
If considering any of the lesser known hardwood species above and below, specifically for a sand and finish installation, we suggest a knowledgeable professional. Lack of knowledge in working with some can cause finish adhesion problems, as some finishes are more compatible than others. The properties of some hardwoods may also be more noticeable to those sensitive to allergies, but only during the installation and sanding periods.
All RightsReserved.Kitchen,Bath&Floors, Maryland 301-760-7024 , Virginia 703-273-7335