Hardwood Installation Orlando
Woodruff Floors is your source for reliable hardwood flooring installation and hardwood flooring products in Orlando, FL. We are a member of the National Wood Flooring Association as well as certified flooring installers through The International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association. These hardwood flooring installation certifications allow us to better serve our customers and provide them with the most gorgeous hardwood floors. Our drive for furthering our education in the hardwood flooring industry is what truly sets us apart from our competitors. Whether you need to have flooring repaired or installed, we've got you covered.
Hardwood flooring provides a natural warmth, elegance, and style to a home - nothing truly compares to a hardwood floor. Unlike carpet, hardwood flooring does not harbor those dust allergens or microorganisms being tracked in from outdoors. Woodruff specializes in many types of hardwood flooring installations; solid and engineered wood floors, factory finished wood floors, and even laminate wood flooring! Our goal is to provide you with a quality hardwood flooring installation from start to finish. Our flooring installation team will assist you in selecting the right type of hardwood flooring for your home and make the process as seamless as possible.
Solid Hardwood Flooring Installations
Solid hardwood flooring is a solid piece of wood from top to bottom. The thickness of the hardwood can vary, but usually ranges anywhere from 3/4” to 5/16”. Solid hardwood flooring can be installed in any room that is above grade. One of the many benefits of installing hardwood flooring is that it can be refinished many times. Solid hardwood flooring installations are ideal in family or living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and can even be put down in kitchens. Places that are not recommended to install solid hardwood flooring are in basement and bathrooms, where there is generally a lot of moisture.
If you glue down solid hardwood, make sure that you have an adhesive that is high in moisture protectant. A great example of a hardwood adhesive that is high in moisture protectant is Bostik's Wood Grip Advanced.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring Installations
Engineered hardwood floors are real hardwood floors that are simply manufactured using multiple layers of wood. The grain of each layer runs in perpendicular directions, which makes it dimensionally stable. This means that after the hardwood flooring is installed, the hardwood will expand and contract less than a solid hardwood floor during fluctuations in humidity and temperature. You can read about how to maintain the fluctuations in moisture in our Moisture Management blog post.
Engineered hardwood floors can be nailed or stapled to a wood subfloor, or glued down to a wood or concrete subfloor. This makes engineered hardwood floors ideal for basement installations. They can be used in any room above, on, or below grade. While this type of hardwood flooring can be sanded and refinished, it cannot be done as many times as solid hardwood flooring. If you choose to float your engineered floors, make sure you choose an underlayment that protects against moisture and provides a sound control barrier.