Genuine Hardwood Floors
Traditional hardwood flooring comes in various widths, lengths, and types. They’re fastened to a wood based subfloor then sanded smooth. This step is followed by a coat of sealer and multiple coats of finish. Real hardwood flooring can take weeks to acclimate, especially in Hawaii’s tropical climate. Real wood needs to sit in your home in order to reach the correct moisture level while adjusting to your living environment. Living in moist parts of Hawaii, like Manoa and Nu’uanu Valley, can increase the acclimation period up to 50%. Although real hardwood floors can be time consuming, dusty and expensive, it is by far the best when it comes to wood flooring. Real hardwood floors can be re-sanded and refinished up to five times and individual boards can be repaired if they are ever scratched or damaged. With all other types of flooring there will be highs and lows between each board. This will affect the feel of the floor as you walk on it and it will also be visible when glaring across the floor. This kind of inevitable unevenness does not occur with genuine hardwood floors. Laminate, sheet vinyl, and vinyl engineered wood flooring can cost more than real hardwood but this depends on the product brand and type of wood. The fact of the matter is, solid hardwood flooring is the Rolls-Royce of flooring. It needs lots of love and care but in the end it will be a joy to have in your home.