Popularity for engineered hardwoods continues to rise year after year in the hardwood flooring industry. This type of flooring supplies the same classic look of any traditional solid hardwood floor for less. Engineered hardwoods additional provide a number of benefits that set them apart from solid hardwoods.
This engineered hardwood floor is Golden Topaz and can be found on simpleFLOORS’ homepage under Old World Chisel.
One of the main benefits that engineered hardwood flooring offers is increased moisture resistance. We all know that moisture is the number one killer of all hardwood floors, as it can cause them to swell or contract over time, so having hardwood flooring that is more resistant to moisture is ideal. Standard solid wood floors are more likely to get damaged and distorted when they’re installed in more humid climates, such as basements or semi outdoor patios. Moisture resistant floors reduce maintenance costs and decrease the likelihood of having to replace or re-finish your hardwood floor due to high humidity levels.
When choosing a new hardwood floor, one of the most important things to consider is what it will take to repair or restore the particular floor to its original glory. Over time, all hardwoods reach a point when scratches and other abrasions throughout the years cause them to need repair or reconstruction to maintain their classic elegance. For flooring options such as tile and carpet, repairs to the existing floor often cost about the same as the construction costs do. However, this is not the case for hardwood flooring. Being set apart from other types of flooring, hardwood floors are easily restored to their natural splendor due to the fact that they can be re-finished several times.
The look of traditional timbers like Acacia can be revived through re-finishing.
Hand scraped hardwood supplies your home with the grandeur of exotic timbers and a delicate, domestic touch.
Most people looking to install hardwood floors aspire to bring a natural high-end look to their home. So, when selecting between a hand-scraped or smooth textured hardwood floor, it isn’t uncommon that most people to lean towards a smooth texture. The reason is because smooth finished hardwood floors are perceived as having a flawless look that adds an elegant appeal to every area of the home. For the most part, this perception is true. Yet when a dent or scratch is made on a smooth finished hardwood, it noticeably stands out, making your classic hardwood floor suddenly look flawed.
This is why choosing a handscraped hardwood floor is an ideal selection for counteracting imperfections that may arise over time. Many people initially think that the rustic look of a hand-scraped floor diminishes the look of a beautiful high-end home. However, when hand-scraped floors are installed most people can’t help but notice the rich warmth and character that it adds to a space. Each hand-scraped plank possesses an elegant texture that’s completely unique of any other plank. Also, the variety of the textured scrapings mask any nasty imperfections that might be caused by frequent dents and drops. This is especially true for dark hardwood floors. So, when looking for a high-end hardwood floor that maintains a great look over time, indeed hand-scraped floors are the way to go.
Visit a simpleFLOORS store near you in order to decide which style of handscraped hardwood floors would look best in your home. Our collections of handscraped engineered hardwood floors include Old-World Chisel, Vintage Couture, Chattered Delfino, and Vintage Millworks. If you prefer a solid hardwood floor that is hand-scraped, browse through our Reclamation Plank collection.
In recent years, the popularity of bamboo flooring has risen substantially because of its high sustainability and Eco-friendly reputation. Another reason that demand has sky-rocketed for this green floor is that it is an extremely durable alternative to traditional hardwood that is less prone to dents from high heels and heavy furniture. Some flooring companies would like you to believe that this is true for all bamboo flooring, but the truth is that solid bamboo floors are no more durable that a traditional maple hardwood floor.
This Sao Paulo Ipe exotic hardwood floor from our Passport Collection II makes any room into a designer showcase.
More and more people today are requesting solid hardwood floors that are not as susceptible to dents and deep impressions over time. What many people are realizing is that traditional solid hardwood floors such as oaks and maples are more vulnerable to being dented or marked by heavy furniture over time. If you are looking for a solid hardwood floor that is not as prone to denting over time, you should look at simpleFLOORS Sao Paulo Ipe flooring from the Passport II Collection.
Wide-plank flooring provides your home natural grandeur with enhanced structural support.
Many homeowners today are looking for traditional hardwood flooring that gives a unique look to their home. At simpleFLOORS one of our most original looks comes from our Old World Chisel Collection. Once you install one of these beautiful engineered hardwood flooring designs, you can rest assured that your guests will be ooh-ing and ahh-ing at the distinctive style of each individual plank.
Wide hardwood floors set the interior design trend for chic and more customary flooring.
Wide hardwood floors are becoming more and more popular. We are not quite sure why, but gone are the days of narrow solid hardwood floors.
When it comes to solid, wide hardwood floors you want to make sure you get a species or a structure that will maintain its integrity through the change of seasons. One of the best collections we sell at simpleFLOORS is the Reclamation Plank Collection.
Laminate floors provide a viable alternative to hardwood floors, offering similar looks at a lower cost.
simpleFLOORS is currently offering a wide range of laminate flooring specials. All of the items in our laminate hardwood clearance section are first quality floors. Many of them are on sale because we are discontinuing them while others are just overstocked.
Check out the Aged Hickory from our True Timber Collection pictured above. It is a 12mm laminate floor with a high definition picture and a high gloss finish.
Cork flooring is among the most sustainable flooring options in our stock, and is convenient install for kitchens, bathrooms and other areas.
The best place for cork flooring is in a kitchen. Many people put cork floors in the kitchen because they are softer than tile which makes them better on the joints for people who stand in the kitchen for hours. Cork is also great for kitchens because of its natural resilience.
Another great thing about putting cork floors in a kitchen is the fact they hold the heat during the winter. The warmer floors allow you to grab your morning cup of java with having to slip your slippers on your feet.
Our full range of natural hardwood breeds include Oak, Maple, Acacia and Hickory in addition to several other timbers.
Many people are looking for the classic elegance of natural wood flooring. simpleFLOORS sells several different hardwood flooring choices that come without a stain allowing the natural beauty of the flooring to shine through.
Our Terre Verte Collection contains several natural hardwood flooring choices. This collection of engineered hardwood flooring includes Brazilian Cherry floors, Santos Mahogany floors, Brazilian Ipe floors, and Natural Maple floors. All of them are finished with a durable coating consisting of 8 coats of aluminum oxide/polyurethane, but none of them are stained. The lack of stain on these engineered wood floors allows all the true characteristics and variations to shine through.
Strand-woven bamboo boasts a distinctively exotic pattern in addition to superb durability and structural integrity.
If you are thinking about installing strand woven bamboo flooring in your your home, but are concerned about the best installation method for strand woven don’t worry we will give you the run down.
The good news is that installing strand woven bamboo flooring in your home will be possible no matter what type of subfloor you have. If you have wood you can staple or glue. If you have concrete you can glue or float.
Installing strand woven bamboo flooring on a wooden subfloor allows the ability to staple the floors down with a felt paper between the bamboo floors and the subfloor. The stapling method is great, but it is something you probably want to leave to a professional. While the process of stapling is not hard the fact that the strand woven bamboo is so hard often makes it difficult for people installing strand woven bamboo floors for the first time.
Contrary to popular belief, all floors, including laminates, require acclimation.
If we don’t get asked “Do I need to acclimate my laminate floors,” everyday then there is a pretty good chance we are closed for the day. This is seriously one of the easiest questions to answer because it is always yes.
Sadly though, we run across a bunch of fly-by-night installers who tell you that you don’t have to acclimate laminate floors. They will tell you it isn’t real wood so it doesn’t matter. However, they won’t tell you that if you don’t acclimate your laminate floors you will most likely be voiding your warranty.
So, why do I need to acclimate my laminate floors? Because, even though they are not real wood they do have materials in them that can change based on the relative humidity in our home. If you take the laminate hardwood floors from a hot, dry warehouse and put them in your cool, damp home there is a chance the humidity in your home will cause the laminate to grow a little bit. Now, we are talking about nothing that could be visible to the naked eye, but if it is installed before it takes on the humidity in the home it could cause buckling in your floors.
Engineered hardwoods from our Terre Verte collection possess the authentic grandeur of our solid hardwoods with a fraction of the expense.
Many homeowners want to know what the best engineered hardwood floors are when you want to make an impression. While simpleFLOORS carries a ton of colors and styles that are sure to leave an impression one of our favorites is our Terre Verte Acacia Walnut. Man, does this floor make an impression!
This engineered acacia hardwood floor is made from the acacia tree and is sometimes called Chinese Walnut or African Walnut. Acacia is a tree that grows across the globe and hits maturity faster than most other woods of its density. One of the reasons we believe it is one of the best engineered floors for people looking to make an impression is because of the elegant beauty the variation in color brings to any room.
Hardwood flooring is on the upward trend for buyers in California, supplying homes luxurious appeal for years to come.
simpleFLOORS as been selling hardwood floors in Southern California for about 8 years. Our first hardwood flooring store in the Los Angeles area was our Commerce Location. That location showcased our original concept, which was a large showroom attached to a warehouse. This allowed for fast and easy delivery of all our laminate hardwoods, engineered hardwood floors, as well as our other line of flooring options.
Petrified Strand Eucalyptus flooring boasts an exotic style that is in sync with modern style preferences.
People are always wondering what’s new in hardwood floors. So today we are going to showcase one of the latest solid hardwood flooring choices out there…petrified stand woven eucalyptus.
This new collection of floors is made in the same way they make strand woven bamboo, but instead of using bamboo they use the wood of a eucalyptus tree. They cut the wood from the tree, shred it into little pieces, and compact it into a solid sturdy block of wood.
Floating floors offers a convenient installation option for professionals of all experiences.
There is no doubt the economy is picking up, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all save a dollar or two here and there. That is why we are always asked by do-it-yourselfers what types of easy to install floors does simpleFLOORS sell. Luckily for us we carry a huge selection of floors that are easy to install.
Most of the easy to install floors are ones that can be installed as a floating floor. A floating installation means that you will either click the boards together or you will glue them together. In this type of hardwood installation or laminate installation you don’t have adhere the floors to the ground.
Our range of bamboo and cork flooring are among the most sustainable among our product offerings.
simpleFLOORS offers a wide range of floors that are sustainable. We offer a large selection of strand woven bamboo floors as well as cork floors. Both these types of flooring options are made using materials where the plant or tree are not mortally harmed in the production of the flooring.
The floors that are sustainable are available in different colors and textures. Check out the bamboo floors here and the cork floors here. Then give us a call or stop by a simpleFLOORS location today.
Our Vintage Couture collection offers traditional wood breeds including Oak and Acacia, that offer exceptional beauty and durability.
One of the most favorite hardwood floors sold by simpleFLOORS is the Vintage Couture collection. This engineered hardwood collection comes in a bunch of different colors and wood species. It is constructed with 9 plys of wood to form a sturdy 1/2″ plank that is just a little over 6 inches wide.
The best part about our favorite hardwood floors collection is that the price is hard to beat. This collection of engineered wood starts are just under $3 per square foot. Check them out here and order your free samples today.
Our laminate flooring provides a valuable buy for all budgets, while offering the authentic look of traditional hardwoods.
There is a huge difference between low cost best laminate hardwood floors and cheap laminate floors. For one, a good low cost laminate floor should last you 15-25 years no problem. But a cheap laminate might last you a year if you are lucky.
simpleFLOORS offers a wide range of high-quality, best laminate hardwood floors at a very reasonable price. We have 12mm and 8mm, but nothing thinner than that because you can’t really get a good quality laminate thinner than 8mm. Anything less than 8mm is only good if you don’t plan on walking on the floor much.
Amherst Elm offers a vintage look for rustically-inspired abodes.
Anyone who reads these blogs knows we don’t like to use the word cheap engineered hardwood floors, but sometimes to get your attention we have to stoop to our competitions level. Now that we have your attention. We would like to discuss out line of smooth engineered elm floors.
These cheap engineered hardwood floors are part of the Terre Verte Collection. This is a high quality collection that comes as a 1/2″ thick and 5″ wide plank coated with an 8 coat mixture of aluminum oxide and polyurethane. These finish compares to the best finishes applied by those expensive national brands. We feel so good about our hardwood floor finish that we slap it with a 25 year warranty.
Our version of elm cheap engineered hardwood floors come in four beautiful colors: Amherst, Canton, Bandera, and Desoto. Each color offers a brilliant tone and hue to match nearly any design pallet. The grain is similar to oak, but looks less rustic and more modern. Elm is great for people looking for an engineered wood floor with a little bit of character.