Hardwood flooring is always trendy

Hardwood flooring, predominant in grand historic homes like the Hay House, has a timeless appeal. In addition to having an elegant look that never goes out of style, this flooring choice offers several advantages. It's easy to clean, durable, it offers great acoustics, promotes healthy indoor air quality, and is a great long-term investment. Suttles Flooring, a hardwood flooring retailer in Macon, Georgia, offers a wide variety of both solid and engineered hardwood planks as well as other flooring options and services.

Unfinished vs prefinished

Solid hardwood, which is made up of hardwood only, can be unfinished or prefinished. The complexity of installation is one of the main differences between the two types. Prefinished wood planks can be laid in a day since finishing treatments are completed in the factory. These factory-applied treatments assure a durable finish. High-quality brands offer warranties that range from 5 to 25 years or more.

Unfinished wood is installed and finished on-site. Installation, finishing, and acclimation can take up to two weeks. While it may seem best to choose the flooring that can be installed more easily, unfinished wood is the better flooring choice if you:

  • Want a flush look, not the beveled look of prefinished planks.
  • Prefer wood or a stain that is not available in prefinished planks.
  • Are building a new home or undertaking a large renovation project.

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Engineered hardwood

An engineered hardwood plank is made with plywood that has a layer of hardwood on top. This flooring is a practical alternative to solid hardwood. It can be installed in a basement since it is moisture-resistant, but it is not recommended for bathrooms. It’s available in many species of woods and finishes like matte, semi-gloss, and high gloss. Surface effects can heighten the visual appeal. For example, if you like a time-worn appearance, you can opt for a hand-scraped surface. These planks are less expensive than solid hardwood planks.

Suttles Flooring is a family-owned and operated hardwood flooring store that serves Macon, Eatonton, Barnesville, Greensboro, Forsyth, Perry, Thomaston, Warner Robins, and the Lake Oconee area. You’ll find friendly folks at our Macon showroom who can show you the latest flooring styles. In addition to hardwood, we carry a wide selection of laminate, carpet, luxury vinyl tile, and more from top brands like Mohawk, Shaw, and Mannington. We also provide hardwood floor restoration and in-home design services. Quotes are free and financing is available.