Staining and finishing
Tykote Dustless Refinishing
Trends in Hardwood
Natural hardwood adds richness and warmth to any room. Whether you are looking for unfinished hardwood or pre-finished hardwood we have a wide selection of options.
Unfinished Solid Hardwood
One of the biggest advantages of unfinished, solid hardwood is its customization. Since unfinished hardwood is in its raw stage, it allows us to customize the color and finish to your desired look. Unfinished hardwood comes in different types of grade. Wood grades are determined based on the physical characteristics of the hardwood. Unfinished hardwood comes in different widths ranging from 2 1/4", 3 1/4", 4", 5" and custom sizes. The standard thickness is 3/4" which can be installed above ground.
During the sanding process, we will apply stain samples for our customers to choose from. Unfinished hardwood also gives us the opportunity to stain match any other floors in your house.
We only apply water-based finish which allows you to enjoy your floors sooner. Water-based finishes normally dry in three hours after being applied. Other benefits are low VOC which means less harmful fumes and low odor. Water-based finishes also does not give out an amber tint like oil-based finishes.
Prefinished Solid Hardwood
The biggest advantage for pre-finished hardwood is the time factor. Pre-finished hardwood comes already stained and finished from the mill and is installation ready. There is less mess and dirt associated with pre-finished hardwood. There are three types of pre-finished hardwood, solid, engineered, and floating.
Solid hardwood comes in different widths ranging from 2 1/4", 3 1/4", 4", 5" and custom sizes. The standard thickness is 3/4" which can be installed above ground. Pre-finished hardwood can be sanded about three times throughout its lifetime.
Prefinished Engineered Hardwood
This hardwood combines a real wood surface with a solid plywood base. Created for environments with varying humidity, engineered flooring is more stable than solid hardwood flooring. Boards can be glued directly to concrete or on an acoustic
cork. This type of flooring is best for condominiums, basements, or commercial use.
Engineered hardwood comes in different widths ranging from 2 1/4", 3 1/4", 4", 4 1/4", 5". The standard thickness ranges from 3/8" to 1/2". Depending on its thickness, engineered hardwood can be sanded once.
The boards are made of high-density fiber base whose engineered edges fit together perfectly with a simple motion. This flooring does not require glue, nails, or staples. This type of flooring is best for condominiums, basements, or commercial use.
Standard size for floating hardwood is 4 5/16". Floating hardwood cannot be sanded.
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