Universal Carpet Inc. - Flooring Company In South Elgin, IL

840 Schneider Drive South Elgin, IL 60177

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Hardwood Flooring

At Universal Carpet, one of our most popular flooring choices for home and commercial property owners is hardwood flooring. There is nothing more charming and aesthetically-pleasing than a wooden floor that is properly installed and cared for. This kind of flooring can last for nearly a century with the right kind of care and maintenance, and it will also add a lot of appeal and value to your property.

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Hardwood flooring can add a touch of elegance to any room that it is installed in, and this charm can last for years and years. We have all been in a historic, or older home, that has hardwood flooring installed. It looks simply stunning, even after all those years. Solid hardwood is often the preferred choice for many buildings, and it is typically installed over a plywood surface that will cover floor joists. This provides for a very secure, stable, and durable floor.

Solid hardwood is typically 0.75 inches thick and it can be finished in many different stains and color options, and this makes it an attractive option for property owners who want to match their flooring to the rest of their building's style. If you want flooring in your home or business that will last for longer than 20 years with proper care, then this is the perfect option for you.

Types of Hardwood Flooring

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There are several different types of hardwood flooring that we can install, including strip, plank, and parquet. Strip wooden flooring is typically available in 1.5-2.25 inch thicknesses and it will be connected using a tongue and groove construction. Plank is available in wider widths, and parquet is wooden flooring that can be installed in a geometric design.

You will also need to consider the amount of foot traffic in the area where you are going to get the flooring installed, as this will also determine what kind of hardwood material is going to be best for your location. This kind of flooring is available with different hardness qualities. See the list below according to the Janka Hardness Rating to learn more to figure out what is going to be best for you.

  • American Black Cherry - 950
  • American Black Walnut - 1010
  • Yellow Birch - 1260
  • Red Oak - 1290
  • White Ash - 1320
  • White Oak - 1360
  • Hard Maple - 1450
  • Santos Mahogany - 2200
  • Brazilian Cherry - 2345
  • Brazilian Teak - 3540
  • Brazilian Walnut - 3680
  • Ebony - 3692

For more information about our hardwood flooring options, please feel free to give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!