Adding wood floors is a great way to bring warmth, dimension and beauty to your home. In the past ten years, the offering of wood products has really grown and improved. The choices are no longer just oak, hickory or maple. Today, you have so many exotic species and finish options. Plus, different plank widths let you really customize your look.

The technology and quality has come a long way, too, with engineered wood and finishes built to take a lot of wear.

To help you decide what material and product is best for your home, we’ve put together this quick guide.


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Our Showroom 

We offer some of the best wood flooring lines available to fit every budget and style. At our Tampa Showroom or through a Skype session with one of our consultants, you can review samples to see the full range of finishes, textures and widths we offer.
  This versatile Versini line offers a wide variety of 3 inch and 5 inch wood floors in the basic offerings like oak, maple and hickory, but also in exotic selections and handscraped textures. This line offers great pricing on a wide array of distressed and handscraped floors.
Armstrong Flooring
  Armstrong offers all different installation types including solid wood, engineered and locking with everything from a premium solid wood floor to a basic, inexpensive oak floor.
Cala Flooring
  Cala Flooring offers ½-inch engineered wood floors in 5-inch planks in regular species like maple and oak, but also in incredible, exotic wood species like African teak, jatoba, ipe and tigerwood.
UA & Forest Accents
  These premium lines offer several different texture faces and exotic species not common in other lines. 

Things to Consider 

Installation Type
Let us know if you're considering Nail Down where the floor is nailed directly into a wood subfloor, Glue Down to a properly treated concrete or wood subfloor, or Floating. Floating flooring comes two ways: You can either click and lock the planks together or glue together the planks at the tongue and groove. The finished product "floats" over the underlayment – similar to the way a dance floor works.
Installer or DIY?
If you're thinking of installing it yourself, we have alot of great products that easily fit together and can "float". We can help you select the right underlayment and walk you through the entire process.
Price Per Square Foot
We offer a wide range of price points -- something for every budget -- from $2.25 per square foot (USD) for oak plank to $4.50/sf for exotic species like Brazilian Cherry from Cala to $8.00/sf for premium flooring.
    Types of Floors
We recommend engineered wood because of its affordability, ease of installation and durability. This product combines a hardwood top layer (or wear layer) with a plywood base to create an extremely stable product that is less prone to cupping and warping than solid wood -- making it great for humid climates. The planks come pre-finished, so they are beautiful and ready to install right out of the box.

  Stain Color & Finishing
Do you want a smooth, continuous grain like Maple and Oak or something that has more color variation or rustic characteristics like a Hickory and Cherry? Also, tell us about your stain preferences -- dark and rich, light and warm. We also offer several handscraped floors textured to provide an artisan, distressed wood floor look. Visit our Wood Flooring Photo Gallery to see some of the many styles we offer.
Wood is ordered by the square foot. If you’re measuring multiple spaces, divide them into rectangles (the hallway is one rectangle, main room is another). Measure each rectangle’s length and width and record the measurement in feet. Then multiply the length and the width to get the square feet of each rectangle. Just add the rectangles and you’re all set.


Finishing Touches 
Every line we offer has matching thresholds and finishing pieces to create beautiful transitions throughout your home. Plus, we can supply base boards and shoe moulding. Many of our customers purchase pre-primed base mouldings – a great time-saving and money-saving option.

Just let us know if your space is new construction or if you are remodeling. We'll help you plan your entire floor project from choosing the proper underlayment/moisture barrier for your floor to selecting the mouldings and trim to make it complete. Details like door trim and crown mouldings can take a room from bland to beautiful.


Like the Look, But Want An Alternative? 
If you like the look of wood, but don't feel it would work in your space, you might want to consider tile that looks like wood. Pictured left, Berkshire from Florida Tile is a great option for places that are prone to dampness. The planks are 6 x 24 inches and are crafted to look like real wood with a handscraped texture.

For more information on tile, visit our Tile Page.

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