Stick and Stone Flooring in The Villages, FL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hardwood flooring is prized by homeowners

 
Hardwood is a high-end flooring option that is prized by homeowners for the beauty it adds to a room. Engineered hardwood, available in many wood species, is an alternative to solid wood flooring. Stick and Stone Flooring is a hardwood flooring retailer in Central Florida that offers both types of floor coverings in our showrooms in Wildwood and Lady Lake, FL. With so many styles available, you are sure to find the one that is just right for your home.
 

Unfinished solid hardwood

 
These durable floors contribute to the structural integrity of a home. Unfinished wood boards or planks are nailed to a wood subfloor, and then the finishing treatments are applied. Boards are placed tightly together, and the seams are well sealed. No stain is needed if you prefer a natural look. Floors that are stained and sealed take about one week to complete. The floor can't be walked on for an additional week while it acclimates to its new surroundings.
 
 
 
 

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Prefinished solid hardwood

 
Currently, wood flooring that is finished in the factory is more popular than wood flooring that is stained and sealed in the home. Likely, homeowners favor this option for two primary reasons. First, the installation takes one day, and the floor can be walked on immediately. Second, factory finishes tend to be more durable than the finishes that are available to on-site installers. Keep in mind that prefinished floors have a beveled look while unfinished wood floors have a flush look. Less common wood species may not be available in prefinished boards.
 

Engineered hardwood

 
Engineered, or man-made, wood flooring has a high-quality plywood base and a real wood surface. A floor can be sanded down and refinished when it becomes worn, just like solid wood flooring. But the process can probably only be done once. Engineered is not nailed to the subfloor. It's not attached at all. Boards are designed to connect to the floor floats above the subfloor. Many crisscrossed layers make up the plywood base, and this makeup allows the flooring to tolerate moisture so it can be installed in most areas of the home.

Stick and Stone Flooring has been in business for 18 years so we have many satisfied customers in the communities of Wildwood, FL, The Villages, FL, Lady Lake, FL, Leesburg, FL, and Fruitland Park, FL as well as surrounding areas. We invite you to take advantage of our expertise when you begin your home improvement project. Hardwood flooring is a big investment, but it pays off when you sell your home.