Specialized Surfaces is Orange County’s premier hardwood floor installation company. Our expert team has been providing hardwood floor services including refinishing, restoration and installation since 1991. We service all areas of Orange County, including the cities of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills and Lake Forest. We take pride in our work and offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Protect your investment with the proper hardwood floor installation so your floors will last for decades to come.
Types of Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floor installation in Orange County is a considerable investment. Wood floors are beautiful and go with a wide variety of styles from classic to contemporary. Hardwood flooring is very durable and available in a variety of colors and grain patterns to suit your style. We work with two types of wood for hardwood floor installation in Orange County, solid and engineered. Solid hardwood floors are milled from a single piece of wood. Engineered hardwood boards feature multi-layer base topped with a layer of real hardwood. Solid hardwood floors are more expensive, running around $5 per square foot, while engineered flooring will be around $3 per square foot. The five most common hardwood species are oak, walnut, hickory, maple and cherry.
Solid hardwood floors have the advantage of being longer lasting. They can be refinished many times but may not be suitable for all subfloor types of environments. Areas with increased moisture may lead to warping or cupping. Engineered wood can be installed over many different flooring types, including wood, tile or concrete. Typically, engineered wood plants fitted and snapped together via grooves on the side of the planks. It is called a floating floor because it is not physically attached to the floor beneath. This type of flooring is less susceptible to cupping or gaping since the expansion space around the perimeter. Most engineered floors cannot be refinished due to the thin layer of wood.
Unfinished versus Finished Solid Wood Floors
Unfinished floors provide the smoothest overall look. It is installed and then sanded to ensure that there is no board-height discrepancy. Unfinished wood allows for color customization. Your hardwood installer can mix any color for you. Although unfinished floors cost less in materials, it will cost you more in installation. Prefinished hardwood floors are available in fewer colors and are not customizable. They typically cost more in materials but less on installation costs.
For almost 30 years, Specialized Surfaces has been providing high quality hardwood floor installation throughout Orange County. We offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Contact us today for a free on-site quote and let our expert team install the hardwood floors of your dreams.