Solid Hardwood Flooring comes in a variety of styles and finishes. Here is an overview of some of the options you can see on display at Long Island Paneling Ceilings and Floors.
Solid Hardwood is available in a broad range of domestic and imported hardwood species. North American Hardwood species include Red Oak, White Oak, Cherry, Hard Maple, Hickory, Pecan, Black Walnut, White Oak, Beech, Ash, Yellow Birch, Cypress and Red Elm. Imported or Exotic Hardwoods (see note below) include Brazilian Cherry, Australian Cypress, Jarrah, Teak, Santos Mahogany, Merbau, Paduak, Tigerwood, Tamarind, Sapele, Makore, Kempas, Doussie, Rubberwood, Purpleheart and Wenge to name a few. There are so many different looks and colors, that reviewing them all would be impossible to do here.
There are a variety of finishes available on Hardwood Flooring today. Long Island Paneling Ceilings and Floors only sells pre-finished Hardwood Flooring. Available colors range from natural stains to floors that are painted white and black, There options are virtually limitless. A natural stain on Red Oak would look much different on Purpleheart due to the natural appearance of the wood. Finishes also include smooth, Hand scraped (which gives the appearance of an old weathered floor) and piano (a smooth, slightly glossy finish.
Solid Hardwood Flooring is available in a variety of widths ranging from 2" to 7" and up. The width of the board that is used will have a visual impact on the room. Smaller rooms sometimes do better with narrow planks as it provides an overall sense of the roon being larger. Wide planks tend to make a large room feel more elegant and grand.
The edges of the boards have a variety of options as well. To name a few there are square edges (where the two boards meet the surface is flat), Eased edges (the joint has a subtle groove to it when 2 boards meet) and Beveled edges ( a much more pronounced groove in the joint). All manufacturers seal the joints so that dirt can be swept or vaccumed with ease.
Again the possibilities are endless. With so many options, it is best to stop into one of our 6 Long Island locations and see what you like. Many of our Hardwood Flooring options are in stock available for immediate pickup.
A NOTE ABOUT IMPORTED HARDWOODS
Due to the Lacey Act, some imported hardwoods have become harder to get. This is because those woods were improperly harvested and the vendors are no longer able to obtain the proper documentation required to import them into the United States.