Monday, September 10, 2012

You Talked, We Listened! The 5 Most Popular Hardwood Flooring Varieties [Summer 2012]

We get a lot of calls and emails asking us what we think are the best styles of hardwood flooring. While we're always very flattered, we know that sometimes our opinions aren't the opinions of everyone on the market for new hardwood floors. That's why we've put together this brief list of the top five flooring varieties most talked about over the past three months. We gathered data from our website, phone call and email inquiries, and Google search volume trends to develop this list, and we hope it helps you in your search for new hardwood flooring material. Enjoy!

engineered hardwood flooring

1. Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Many people call us wanting information on just what engineered flooring really is. Well, here you go! Engineered hardwood floors are made of multiple ply layers or various materials that have been cross-layered, glued, and pressed together. Engineered flooring is often preferred over solid wood flooring because they are more resistant to moisture and less likely to buckle or warp. Engineered flooring is available in almost any hardwood species and is often much easier to install than traditional solid floors.

laminate hardwood flooring

2. Laminate Flooring
Because of its low price point and excellent durability, laminate flooring has become one of the hottest trends in residential flooring. Most laminate products these days do a great job of mimicking real wood floors, providing a touch of natural beauty to homes on a budget. Laminate is also lighter and easier to install than solid hardwood, making it a perfect choice for second story applications.

oak hardwood flooring

3. Oak Hardwood Flooring
Oak hardwood has been a tried-and-true flooring choice for generations, and for good reason. It is attractive, versatile, durable, and less expensive than most exotic hardwood species. Fantastic Floor carries many different varieties of both red and white oak flooring, all at reasonable prices.

tigerwood hardwood flooring

4. Tigerwood Hardwood Flooring
The dynamic and exciting look of Tigerwood hardwood has caused it to rocket in popularity among homeowners looking for a unique and stylish flooring material. Its rich colors and distinctive striping add a bold accent to any room. It is also an incredibly durable hardwood species, meaning one flooring application can last for decades.

brazilian cherry hardwood flooring

5. Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring Brazilian Cherry is back, baby! Also known as Jatoba, this hardwood species saw a surge in popularity a few years ago but sank back into relative obscurity when the country took an economic turn for the worse. Now that the economy is on the mend, this beautiful hardwood species is back in the spotlight. Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring features stunning reds and browns and dark black striping. It is also one of the most durable flooring options you can find, with a Janka hardness rating nearly twice that of most common domestics.

Questions about any of these flooring varieties? Contact Fantastic Floor today at 888.448.9663.

What are your favorite hardwood flooring varieties? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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