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Welcome to hardwood flooring

You are about to embark on an amazing flooring journey through your interest in hardwood flooring. In this product line, you’ll find some of the most elegant appearances and durable materials on the market today. With tons of benefits, personalization options, and more, you’ll be able to create a look that’s all your own and maintain it for a great many years to come. While you may have never considered the flooring before, once you begin to research these products, it might surprise you how much you love them.

What is Solid Hardwood?

With solid hardwood flooring, you get plenty of options including your choice of wood species, finished or unfinished materials, stain color, and finish type. Matching all these with your very specific requirements and preferences means you’ll end up with the perfect flooring. Consider your in-house traffic, children, pets, visitors, and whether or not you need special considerations for specific rooms.

Solid flooring can never be installed beneath ground level, in areas such as basements, and they must be acclimated. The acclimation process can take several days, depending on the environment inside your home as well as the atmospheric conditions on your intended installation date. Your flooring specialist can give you more details on this process.
Gorgeous hardwood flooring in Asheville, NC from Arbor Zen Hardwood Floors

What is Engineered Hardwood?

Engineered hardwood flooring has a veneer of real wood, along with other materials, for a very durable and hard-wearing flooring covering. A backing material and core are situated beneath the veneer, with a wear layer topcoat above it for exceptional durability. The topcoat resists wear, stains, scratches, and scuffs for flooring that not only looks great but lasts a long time as well.

It’s possible that engineered flooring will have to acclimate too, depending on your conditions at the time of installation. Your flooring specialist will be able to give you more details, depending on the material you purchase.

Both materials are an excellent choice for nearly any space, and both can be refinished to bring them back to a like-new look. The solid hardwood can be refinished several times, while the engineered variety, only a few times, based on the thickness of the wood veneer.

At Arbor Zen Hardwood Floors we take your flooring very seriously. Making sure you get the perfect material with the perfect services, we strive for complete customer satisfaction. We proudly serve the areas of Ashville, NC, Swannanoa, NC, Hendersonville, NC, and Waynesville, NC, all from our showroom in Black Mountain, NC. Come by and see us today.