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Styles of Wood Floors

There are three main styles of wood flooring.

Strip Flooring
: Often considered to be “traditional” wood flooring, strip flooring ranges from 1 1/2” to 3” wide, creates a linear effect, and may make the room appear larger.

Plank Flooring
: Linear, but with wider widths than strip flooring ranging from 3” to 7”. Creates a more casual look.

Parquet Flooring
: Varies in size. Typically generates a geometric and non-linear look either simple or complex in design.




Wood Flooring Design Elements


Are you looking to create an individual and unique look with your hardwood floors? It is easier and more affordable than ever! Consider adding these upgrades:


Borders: Add contrast to the main area of the room by outlining the room in a contrasting darker species of wood.

Borders may include multiple wood species, stone, marble, stainless steel, nickel and other metals.

: Generally installed in the main field of the floor, such as foyers. May incorporate multiple wood species and other materials such as stone, metal, or leather. Factory finished medallions can be routed into existing floors with minimal disruption. If you would like to add a personal touch, we can help you choose the species and colors to fit your design idea.

: Creates a unique and antiqued appearance. Typically achieved by hand-scraping with tools such a s chisels, planes, wire brushes, awls, ice picks, and grinder. The process is labor intensive and time consuming.

Painted Floors
: Let your imagination run wild to design a truly individual and unique look! Your floor will be a piece of personal art. Create dramatic designs, patterns, country, formal, or anything you can imagine.

: Affordably change the look of your existing floor by staining. Light color stains can refresh old floors. Warm colored stains will produce traditional looks, while dark colored stains give a new look.
Ask us about mixing exotic woods and other materials to create a one of a kind look!