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About Wood Flooring

Wood flooring in the entryway of a home

County Floors carries a wide selection of wood flooring products and species, of varying types, sizes, and finishes, from many top-name manufacturers. Wood flooring can be classified according to whether the species is a hardwood or softwood, domestic or exotic (imported), and prefinished or unfinished.

Different species may be further distinguished by such factors as: type (solid or engineered); style (strip, plank, or parquet); width, length, and thickness of the strip or plank; natural color of the wood; figuring; cut; grade; and, if it is pre-finished, the kind and color of stain that has been applied.

Other factors to be considered when choosing wood for a floor include:

  • hardness of the species
  • dimensional stability of the wood
  • climactic conditions that it will be subject to
  • floor area to be covered
  • kind of traffic it will take
  • relative cost of the wood

In other words, choosing a wood flooring product that is right for your home or business is not necessarily going to be a simple decision! To help you get started, in this section of the site we have provided some comprehensive information on wood floor species and a page on the Janka hardness scale, as well as a handy glossary of wood flooring terms. You can also learn about adding accent to a floor with borders and medallions and completing the look & feel of your home with matching molding and treads.

For additional information, please check out our listing of online resources & links.

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Choosing a wood flooring product that is right for your home or business is not necessarily going to be a simple decision!

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P.O. Box 440
Warrensburg, New York 12885

phone: (518) 623-9339 • email: info@countyfloors.com

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