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Why Choose Hardwood Flooring?

Discover the timeless elegance of hardwood flooring at Modern Home Flooring & Paint. Our selection of hardwood floors offers both beauty and practicality, making it an ideal choice for any home.

Effortless Maintenance

Caring for hardwood floors is straightforward. Regular sweeping keeps them looking pristine, and when it comes to deeper cleaning, a manufacturer-recommended product will do the trick. Always check with your hardwood provider to ensure you’re using the best cleaning solutions to maintain the luster and integrity of your floors.

Eco-Friendly Choice

Choosing hardwood flooring means investing in a sustainable and eco-conscious option. Hardwood is not only recyclable and reusable but also contributes to a cycle of sustainability, often finding a second life in new flooring installations.

Variety of Hardwood Options

At Modern Home Flooring & Paint, we cater to diverse preferences and needs by offering both solid and engineered hardwood flooring.

Solid Wood Floors

Our solid wood flooring, available in thicknesses ranging from 3/4″ to 5/16″, is synonymous with durability. Its robust nature allows for multiple resandings and refinishing over its lifetime, ensuring your floors can adapt to changing trends and preferences.

Engineered Wood Floors

Engineered hardwood floors are crafted with layers of wood veneers, providing stability and resistance to moisture and humidity fluctuations. While the top hardwood layer can be sanded and refinished, it’s designed to offer a balance of resilience and the revered, authentic wood appearance.

At Modern Home Flooring & Paint, we understand the importance of quality, which is why we only offer the finest hardwood flooring options. Whether you’re drawn to the solid heft of traditional hardwood or the engineered versatility for moisture-prone areas, our hardwood floors are a testament to enduring quality and sustainable living. Visit us to explore our exquisite range of hardwood flooring and find the perfect match for your Cornelius home.

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Understanding Hardwood Flooring Structures Solid Hardwood Flooring

Each plank of solid hardwood flooring is milled from a single piece of timber. Known for its longevity, solid hardwood can be sanded and refinished multiple times throughout its life. Due to its natural composition, it will expand and contract with changes in humidity and temperature. Installers often leave an expansion gap to accommodate this natural movement.

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Engineered hardwood is constructed with multiple layers (typically 3-5) of wood, arranged in a cross-grain configuration and bonded together under heat and pressure. This structure makes engineered hardwood less susceptible to changes in humidity and temperature.

Engineered Hardwood Varieties

Engineered hardwood comes in two primary types of core construction:

  • Hardwood Core: Built with layers of hardwood, it offers a balance of durability and stability.
  • High-Density Fiberboard Core: Known for its strength and moisture resistance, this core is ideal for more demanding environments.

Choosing the Right Hardwood for Your Space

When selecting hardwood flooring, consider the following:

  • Installation Location:

    • On Grade: At ground level.
    • Above Grade: Second level or higher.
    • Below Grade: Below ground level, such as basements or sunken living rooms.
  • Subfloor Material:

    • Engineered hardwood is typically recommended for concrete subfloors.
  • Moisture Exposure:

    • Rooms with potential moisture exposure are better suited to engineered hardwood, which is less prone to expansion and contraction than solid hardwood.

Janka Wood Hardness Scale

The Janka Hardness Test gauges a wood’s resistance to wear and denting by measuring the force needed to embed a 0.444-inch diameter steel ball halfway into the wood. This test, which creates a circular indentation of 100 square millimeters, provides a measure in pounds-force (lbf) and is conducted on the surface of a plank, perpendicular to the grain.

This scale helps you understand the durability of wood species, ranging from popular flooring choices to more exotic varieties. While this is just a snapshot of the many options available at Modern Home Flooring & Paint, it serves as a guide to help you choose a wood flooring that meets both your aesthetic preferences and functional requirements.

Wood Flooring SpeciesHardness
Ipe / Brazilian Walnut / Lapacho3684
Cumaru / Brazilian Teak3540
Brazilian Redwood / Paraju3190
Angelim Pedra3040
Red Mahogany / Turpentine2697
Spotted Gum2473
Brazilian Cherry / Jatoba2350
Santos Mahogany / Bocote / Cabreuva2200
Sydney Blue Gum2023
Goncalo Alves / Tigerwood1850
Hickory / Pecan / Satinwood1820
Afzelia / Doussie1810
African Padauk1725
Highland Beech1686
Wenge / Red Pine1630
True Pine / Timborana1570
Sapele / Sapelli1510
Sweet Birch1470
Hard Maple / Sugar Maple1450
Coffee Bean1390
Natural Bamboo (represents one species)1380
Australian Cypress1375
White Oak1360
Tasmanian Oak1350
Ribbon Gum1349
Ash (White)1320
American Beech1300
Red Oak (Northern)1290
Carribean Heart Pine1280
Yellow Birch1260
Heart Pine1225
Carbonized Bamboo (represents one species)1180
Brazilian Eucalyptus / Rose Gum1125
Black Walnut1010
Black Cherry / Imbuia950
Paper Birch910
Southern Yellow Pine (Longleaf)870
Lacewood / Leopardwood840
Southern Yellow Pine (Loblolly and Shortleaf)690
Douglas Fir660
White Pine420