Before the advent of carpet as the primary floor covering in many American homes, hardwood floors were the dominant choice in virtually every residence built prior to the 1950s for good reason. Hardwood floors are durable, long-lasting, and most of all, beautiful. And now that carpet has proven over and over again what a poor investment it is — since it needs constant cleaning and replacement every 5-10 years — hardwood flooring, and wholesale hardwood flooring in particular, is making a grand, and long-overdue comeback! Thank goodness for that!
Before you decide to install your wholesale hardwood, it’s a good idea to understand the various types of hardwood and where they can and cannot be used. For example, solid hardwoods, such as oak, maple, and ash hardwood flooring should be installed over a solid substrate such as plywood. This allows for the flooring to float rather than being securely anchored to the actual support joists of the home hickory hardware. Because as most people know, hardwood floors will expand and contract according to external humidity factors. Solid hardwood floors, on the other hand, should never be installed directly over a concrete or stone sub-surface because moisture can build up from below and create damage to the floor. Installing hardwood in basements is relegated to another type of hardwood flooring product: engineered hardwood floor. In my opinion it always a better choice to go with hardwood over even the best laminate flooring.
Since many homeowners are choosing to install hardwood wholesale in their basements, and since most basements have concrete floors with no wooden substrate, an engineered hardwood floor such as an engineered hardwood flooring with 4mm wear surface, makes an excellent choice. Engineered floors are in essence a plywood-based substrate with an actual hardwood veneer surface. Such a combination allows for the proper expansion and contraction of the floor, adequate moisture evaporation, as well as providing timeless beauty and care-free maintenance. An excellent example of an engineered floor would be a butterscotch prefinished hardwood oak flooring; a floor that truly looks great in lower spaces!
To conclude, wholesale flooring comes in many varieties (oak, maple, ash, walnut, hickory, cherry, etc.) and styles (random lengths, standard lengths, and various widths from 1 1/2″ to 5″). So choosing the right hardwood floor for your specific application does require some effort and research. Please, however, do not relegate wholesale hardwood flooring to hardwood flooring dirt cheap. Quality floors, even though they can be purchased at lower than expected prices, are nowhere near being cheap. Install your long-lasting and beautiful hardwood floor soon. You will NOT be disappointed!