Whether you choose to go with the natural beauty of hard wood flooring, or the incredible durability of laminate flooring, RM Interiors & Design has just what you need. We offer great products from the leading manufacturers from all over the world from the classic domestic hardwoods to the exotic woods.
The natural look of hardwood floors adds beauty and warmth to any home. Hardwood flooring can also increase your home’s resale value. Today’s hardwood floors are more durable and easier to maintain, making them widely usable in most parts of the home.
Laminate flooring is a multi-layered product which is highly durable and easy to clean. It gives the realistic look of wood, tile, stone and other more expensive options but often at a lower cost. There are hundreds of styles and colors to choose from, making it a nice option for homeowners who want an easy-to-care-for floor that still has character.
Solid Wood Floors vs Engineered Wood Floors
Solid Wood Floors
Solid wood floors are manufactured as one complete piece of solid wood. Solid wood flooring reacts to the environment in which it is placed. So when your home is dryer – like during winter heating months, the moisture content of the wood reduces, causing the floor to contract or leave gaps between each board. During months when the weather is more damp, the humidity enters the wood, and it will cause the wood to expand. If there is too much moisture, it can cause the floor to cup. Solid wood floors are most commonly installed by nailing them down to a wood subfloor.
Engineered Wood Floors
Engineered wood floors are created when a veneer of fine hardwood is placed on top of high-quality plywood. These floors will be less affected by moisture than solid wood floors. Engineered wood floors can be installed on grade, below grade, or above grade in almost any room in the home. Engineered wood floors have several options of installing; nail down, staple down, glue down, and some can even be floated.