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Welcome to our flooring FAQ page! We know that homeowners have many questions when it comes to selecting and installing new flooring, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked ones.
If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
The main difference between engineered hardwood floors and solid hardwood floors is in the construction of the planks.
Solid hardwood floors are made from a single piece of wood, typically 3/4″ thick. They are usually nailed or stapled down to a wood subfloor and are best suited for above-grade installations. Because of their solid construction, they are more susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity and may expand or contract with changes in moisture levels.
Engineered hardwood floors, on the other hand, are made from multiple layers of wood veneer that are glued together. The top layer is made of real wood, while the bottom layers are made of high-quality plywood. This construction makes them more stable and resistant to changes in temperature and humidity, which makes them suitable for use in a wider range of environments.
Refinishing hardwood floors is a complex and time-consuming process, requiring proper tools, equipment, and expertise to achieve a high-quality result. While some homeowners may choose to refinish their hardwood floors themselves, hiring a professional flooring contractor is generally recommended.
Here are a few reasons why you may want to consider hiring a professional:
Experience and expertise: Professional flooring contractors have the knowledge and experience to properly prepare, sand, stain, and finish your hardwood floors, ensuring a smooth and even finish.
Quality of equipment and materials: Flooring contractors use high-quality tools and materials specifically designed for hardwood floor refinishing, which can provide better results than rental equipment.
Time and convenience: Refinishing hardwood floors is time-consuming, and it can be inconvenient to have your floors out of commission for an extended period. A professional flooring contractor can complete the job more efficiently, allowing you to enjoy your newly refinished floors sooner.
Quality of results: While it is possible to refinish your hardwood floors yourself, homeowners often struggle to achieve the same level of quality and beauty that a professional can provide. Hiring a professional can ensure that your floors look their best and increase the value of your home.
We proudly represent and use top brands in the flooring industry, such as Republic, Metroflor, Shaw Floors, Gaia, HappyFeet, Tri-West, Johnson Hardwood, Eternity Flooring, and Caress by Shaw Floors.
Vinyl flooring and LVP flooring are both types of luxury vinyl flooring, but there are some differences in their installation methods and durability.
Vinyl flooring is typically installed by applying an adhesive to the subfloor and then laying the vinyl sheets or tiles on top. This installation method is known as a “full spread” installation. Vinyl flooring is generally less durable than LVP and may be more susceptible to wear and tear, scratches, and dents. It is also less water-resistant than LVP.
LVP flooring, on the other hand, is typically installed using a click-together floating floor system. The planks or tiles are designed to interlock with each other, allowing the floor to “float” over the subfloor without the need for adhesive. LVP is generally more durable than vinyl flooring.
Yes, KHB Flooring is a licensed flooring contractor. We hold a C-15 – Flooring and Floor Covering Contractors and a C-54 – Ceramic and Mosaic Tile Contractor license. Our license number is #1063260.