What Is The Process Of
Buying Hardwood Floors?
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Come Pick Out Your Hardwood
Our hardwood flooring store has thousands of options. We carry all species of woods including exotic wood & French oak. Our variety of hardwood is endless.
Set-Up In-Person Visit
Let us come by at your earliest convince! During this visit we will take measurements and get a better understanding of your flooring project.
Get Your Quote
We offer email estimates and can get pricing for your flooring project in minutes!
Purchase Your Floors
We take all forms of payment & will be sure the place your order the same day! Shipping can take 3-7 business days.
Wood is always expanding and contracting. We suggest leaving wood floors in the space they need to aclimate in for about 3 days.
Hardwood Flooring Installation
We will also setup your wood installation service shortly after purchase. Wood installation can take 1-3 days depending on the size of the project. We can float, nail down, or glue down hardwood flooring.
Hardwood Flooring FAQ
What are the different types of hardwood flooring available?
Hardwood flooring comes in a variety of options such as solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, and bamboo flooring. Solid hardwood is a single piece of wood flooring while engineered hardwood is made up of layers of different types of wood with a top layer of hardwood. Bamboo flooring is a type of hardwood flooring that is made from bamboo grass.
How do I choose the right hardwood for my home?
When selecting hardwood flooring, consider factors such as the species of wood, the grade of the wood, the color, and the finish. The species of wood will affect the durability and appearance of the flooring. The grade of the wood refers to the quality of the wood, with higher grades being more consistent in color and texture. The color of the wood should match the decor of the room, and the finish will affect the sheen and durability of the flooring.
What is the process for installing hardwood flooring?
The installation process for hardwood flooring involves several steps. First, the subfloor is prepared by cleaning, leveling, and repairing any damage. Next, an underlayment is installed to help protect the flooring from moisture and reduce noise. The hardwood flooring is then laid out, leaving room for expansion and contraction. The planks are nailed or glued down, and the edges are sanded and finished to complete the installation.
How long do my wood floors need to acclimate?
Wood floors need to acclimate for a minimum of 2-3 days before installation. This is to allow the wood to adjust to the humidity and temperature of the environment it will be installed in. The acclimation time may vary depending on the type of wood, the thickness of the planks, and the humidity levels in the installation area. It's important to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for acclimation time to ensure a successful installation.
How long does it take to install hardwood flooring?
The time it takes to install hardwood flooring depends on the size of the space, the type of hardwood flooring, and the complexity of the installation. On average, it takes 2-4 days to install hardwood flooring in a standard-sized room.
How do I maintain my hardwood flooring?
To keep your hardwood flooring looking its best, sweep or vacuum regularly to remove dirt and debris. Use a damp mop with a hardwood floor cleaner to clean the surface of the flooring. Avoid using excessive water, as moisture can damage the wood. Place furniture pads under the legs of furniture to prevent scratches and dents. Have the flooring refinished every 5-7 years to keep it looking like new.
Can I install hardwood flooring myself?
Short answer: No
Installing hardwood flooring can be a complex process that requires specialized tools and knowledge. It is recommended that you hire a professional flooring installer to ensure that the installation is done correctly and that the flooring lasts for many years.
Check Out Our Previous Flooring Reviews
Carpet Removal + Hardwood Install
"We had the pleasure of engaging with the owner Herminio of US Hardwoods and Carpets at Santa Clara, Lafayette Street. We wanted to change the carpet flooring in our Town home to Hardwood. And I am happy to say US Hardwood and Carpets did an excellent job with the hardwood material itself and installation. The selection of hardwood shades, quality etc is impressive. This is a family owned business. Herminio and his Son Alexis are both very professional and courteous. I would recommend US Hardwoods and Carpets to anyone with the blink of an eye"
Wood + Tile Install
"Alexis and the people at US Hardwood and Carpet were extremely professional, friendly and did amazing work. I was more than happy at not just the quality of work but the treatment by the company. They were always more than happy to answer questions and offer professional opinions to help us decide what was best for our particular situation. I would recommend them to everyone. A great company made up of great people."
Ruth Ann D.
Los Gatos Wood Install
"Alexis did a fantastic job helping me select a floor. Installation was beautiful! Love the floor! It is the highlight of the house. Thank you so much ! He also came to Los Gatos and installed the wood flooring for us!"
Los Altos Wood Installation
"This shop is where you need to go for your flooring needs! We spoke with a 5 different stores and this place the BEST place for pricing, help and friendliness!! Flooring is expensive and the choices are endless, trust me, come here first and compare how they treat you like family. This place beats other stores.
Herminio was so helpful and cared to talk to us about different flooring instead of just letting us walk around confused, he answered all our questions patiently.
We went close to when they were closing and he was so patient!!! He also encouraged us to take our time and compare the colors of the wood.
His pricing is so fair and he is such a nice guy, we would 100% recommend him to our family and friends. Thanks Herminio, we had a great experience!"