Hardwood guarantees a pleasing, warm, and natural living atmosphere. A wood floor incorporates the beauty of outdoor Colorado into the comfort of your own home.
The color of the wood can be matched with the existing furnishings, but it is important to remember that the color is going to change a little as the wood matures. We would be pleased to advise you in this regard.
As a product of nature, wood contains water in it at all times. The amount of moisture in wood changes with the environment. During colder months, indoor heating systems tend to dry out your home or office, pulling moisture out of the wood. This will cause the wood to shrink and cracks to appear. A humidifier attached to a heating system may help minimize this from occurring.
As weather and seasons warm up, cracking should remedy itself. Moisture is replaced back into the air and absorbed back into the wood. Expansion occurs and wood floors return to their original state.
It is important to recognize shrinkage caused cracks are not a flaw in the wood or installation, but a naturally occurring change with seasons.
Hardwood floors consist of the "field" or main part of the floor. A "header" is installed where a hardwood floor ends and abuts against carpet/tile or stops in a door opening. A header is simply the last piece of hardwood flooring that transitions the hardwood to another type of flooring. Depending upon the layout of the floor, it can be installed either parallel or perpendicular to the field.
Red Oak and other species of hardwood are graded according to appearance. There is no difference in the integrity of the floor throughout the differing grades of wood. Starting with the most variation free, the grades for Red Oak are as follows: Clear, Select, Number One Common, and Number Two Common. Clear is the most uniform in color and, as the grades descend, the variances of appearance multiply.
Woodworks Hardwood Flooring
Phone: (303) 973-9496
We are your mountain wood floor specialists in the Denver Front Range and 285 Corridor area.