Hardwood flooring adds elegance, endurance, and ongoing value. Bringing high-end looks and a naturally enduring build, your hardwood floor is the ultimate home investment.
Hardwood floors are the perfect fit for life in New England.
Nothing says life in New England quite like wide, weathered hardwood planks. Having hardwood floors in Connecticut is easily done, but we definitely recommend careful attention to your interior climate!
That means having a consistent relative humidity level and paying attention to your heat in the winter, and air conditioner in the summertime. Letting your new floor planks acclimate, and using proper sealant and finish will go a long, long way in ensuring your success.
However, remember that each hardwood species is distinct in its hardness levels and abilities, so choose thoughtfully. It’s important to know that every hardwood species has unique features and grain patterns and will vary in terms of hardness.
The Janka Hardness Scale is a great tool for determining whether your desired hardwood has what it takes to manage your space. Harder tree species are sturdier, as a rule, so choose a harder floor for high-traffic zones.
With research and consideration, however, you can install hardwood flooring in nearly every other area of the home. Hardwood floors are a traditional choice for living rooms, entryways, stairs, hallways, and bedrooms. They’re also great for offices, libraries, and retail shops.
Engineered hardwood floors are wise if you own pets or have small children. For solid hardwood floors, quiet rooms with consistent climate control work best.
So- you’ve decided to install hardwood flooring, now what?
Proper installation is very, very important if you want your new floor to last as long as possible.
Hardwood installation is a lengthy and complex process. Once our professional flooring installers arrive at your home or business, they’ll first prepare your subfloor, removing all traces of old floors and level your surface. The installation process can get tricky since perfect measurements are needed.
Professional flooring installation is almost always the best decision you can make when it comes to the future of your hardwood. Our installers will take extra care to ensure an efficient transition, and you won’t ever worry about whether your product warranty is honored in the future!
Need the best hardwood near you, right now? To learn more about our hardwood floor selection, please visit our local flooring showroom soon at Two Toelles Road in Wallingford, CT.