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What to know about hardwood floors

There’s solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. Bamboo, while technically a grass, is also considered a hardwood surface. 55 Flooring who, for 25 years, has been serving the Orange County, CA area, has one big goal: Whether you're a homeowner, contractor, or builder, we will guide you to the right flooring choice for your needs. Our full flooring inventory includes premium products at competitive prices.

If you are looking for hardwood flooring in Anaheim, CA be sure to visit us. We’ll be happy to explain the difference between the different types. Our showroom is in Anaheim, CA and we serve Orange County, including Anaheim, Newport Beach, Irvine, Tustin Ranch, and surrounds.

The difference between solid and engineered

Solid can be affected by water and moisture, so. wipe spills immediately. Even when you polish, dry the floor thoroughly so the liquid doesn't get between the boards. As in solid or engineered, thickness will determine the number of times it can be sanded and refinished. The range for solid is 5/16 to ¾-inch it can be sanded from four to six times, usually every 10 years or so. With proper maintenance, it will last many decades. It's best if the installation is done by a professional; it starts with a tongue and groove where the pieces fit into each other; then the floor needs to be nailed or glued.
With engineered, the only difference is the construction. Rather than one big slab throughout the thickness, this is layered and then crisscrossed. The top, also sometimes called the veneer layer, is a slice of genuine wood, so the undertones, knots, grains, wormholes will shine through. Underneath are three or more layers of genuine wood combined with a little resin. The final result is a floor that’s more stable and better able to handle water. The thickness shouldn't be less than ⅝-inch, but thicker is better. Depending on that, the floors can be sanded from one to four or five times. Popular species for either version are oak, maple, hickory, and walnut.
Gorgeous hardwood flooring in Newport Beach, CA from 55 Flooring

All about bamboo flooring

This completely natural material and adds value to your home is easy to care for, renewable ,and durable. It comes from the fast-growing bamboo plant which can be harvested every five years or so. It can, however, scratch easily and be affected by humidity levels.