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Add a modern touch to any space with dark hardwood flooring
These sleek floors are upscale, trendy and luxurious. Coming from an array of trees, you’ll feel like your options are endless. These amazing floors will get you many well-deserved compliments.
Get ready to be wowed by what makes dark hardwood floors so special!
Dark hardwood comes in several varieties, including walnut, mahogany, and teak. Colors tend to be darker, and range from brown to red hues. Common characteristics of this durable wood are strength and stability. Despite its higher price tag, dark hardwood is a worthy investment. Here are some of the main reasons people make this choice:
Unlike its counterpart, dark hardwood doesn’t absorb sunlight. It’s not easily affected by temperature changes. You won’t have to worry about colors fading or doing any refinishing.
Are you looking to make a statement? These floors will, because you can see the wood’s grains, which give it a unique look. Bold and beautiful, your space will never look dull with these floors. Lighter walls look fantastic with dark hardwood floors. It creates contrast and is interesting to look at. The eye is drawn to the floor because it’s the centerpiece of the space.
No one wants to keep the same look forever. Luckily, it’s easy to refinish these floors when you need a change. It doesn’t take long to fix scratches or signs of wear and tear, either.
There are two main ways to install dark hardwood floors. Your contractor will either nail or glue down the planks. Nailing down dark hardwood is fairly straightforward. Here’s how it’s done.
Your contractor creates a chalk line by the wall to determine where to face nail the first row of planks. After face nailing the first row, the boards are blind nailed into place. Once the first row is in place, the next rows are attached by connecting the grooves and end tongues. Your contractor will follow the same process for most of the project. The last row is different. The planks are rip sawed to leave a gap between the floor and the wall.
Another common method is gluing down the planks. With this method your planks are put together like a puzzle. Your installer will apply a flooring adhesive to your floor to prevent it from expanding and contracting from heat and humidity. The next step is spreading the glue using a notched trowel. Then the planks are put on the floor in rows, starting at the longest wall. They are pushed together like puzzle pieces and secured with straps until the glue dries. The straps prevent the planks from moving.
Neither installation method is better. An expert’s opinion helps you choose what works for you and your space.
With over 30 years of experience in business, we are proud to have earned a reputation for providing premium wood products and professional services at competitive prices in the Saint Louis area - including Creve Coeur, Ladue, Brentwood, Richmond Heights, Frontenac, Chesterfield, Maplewood, Kirkwood, Clayton, Ballwin, the CWE, and more.
Whether you're working on a large or modest scale, residential or commercial, we service all installations of hardwood flooring.
Champion will help you decide on the right wood floor for your project, whether for your home, a flip, or a commercial project. Our wide range of hardwood floors will allow you to customize your home or commercial space to look exactly how you want it.
We offer free consultation, expert installation, high-quality finishing, and exceptional results.
Stop by our St. Louis flooring showroom today to start exploring hardwood flooring. We will work to meet your specific material needs and find hardwood floor solutions that work within your budget.
Our utmost goal is to continue to have satisfied clients at the end of every project.
Call us today, contact us for pricing, or come down to our showroom.