hardwood flooring installation, vinyl, laminate and more
Of all the elements in your home, flooring takes by far the biggest beating. Yet when choosing their flooring, homeowners need to keep not only durability but also style in mind. In Prosper Development Construction, we carry top-quality flooring materials, made to last. With tons of different styles and colors for you to choose from, you can find the perfect flooring for your specific needs.
With the right flooring materials and, you can upgrade your home, giving it a nice look while increasing the value of your property. After all, many buyers look for quality and style.
While hardwoods and engineered wood are the most popular choice for many homeowners, there are options such as tile, laminate, and vinyl. We can help you find quality materials and great looks within almost every budget.
Finally, we can check for asbestos in older homes’ flooring, and consult on flooring that resists the buildup of common allergens, such as particulate matter, dust, and dander.If you would like to schedule a free consultation to talk about your flooring needs with one of our professional team members, give us a call today.
Flooring Installation Services
In Prosper Development Construction, we take pride in our work. Our whole team is committed to our customers and always willing to go above and beyond during every home improvement project. We are bonded, insured, and ready to tackle down even the most complex renovation job.
Whether you would like to install new flooring in your bathroom, kitchen, entryway, basement, guest room, playroom, laundry room, garage, studio, or elsewhere, our reliable crew will make sure to get the job done right the first time. Our detail-oriented design team can help you have the home of your dreams, listening to your ideas and offering tips and suggestions in order to give you exactly what you deserve.
What's the cost of Flooring Installation?
The cost of installing new flooring in your home will be dependent on the type of material you choose and the amount of work involved. Solid hardwood flooring may cost you more than when you use engineered wood. The price range of solid hardwood flooring varies depending on the size and quality of the wood. For instance, if you choose an oak or maple solid hardwood flooring for your kitchen or bathroom, it will cost more than when you use pine solid hardwood flooring.
On the other hand, there are more cost-effective materials such as vinyl and laminate. They are both similar in appearance, with the biggest difference being that vinyl has a better ability to resist moisture. Whatever your flooring needs are, we can work with you to find the right flooring for you without breaking the bank.
If you are having trouble choosing the right material for your specific needs, you can always give us a call and book a free consultation. Our team of flooring experts will be happy to help you make the right decision.
How does Flooring Installation work?
The installation method used for solid hardwood will differ from that of engineered floorings. First of all, solid hardwood requires more work because it needs to be firmly pressed into place. The floor is also not as easy to install because the process involves the use of staplers. Nevertheless, this type of flooring is more expensive than the engineered variety.
When dealing with the installation of engineered floors, you need to work with glue. Glue is necessary if you choose the tongue-and-groove option for installation. Tongue-and-groove floors are installed by pouring adhesive between the planks of the floorboard. If you choose to use interlocking planks, then the glue will be applied between the edges of the plank. Then the planks will be hammered into place before nailing them together. If there are special holes required, the professional installer will have to drill these.
Installing solid hardwoods is a time-consuming and difficult process but don’t worry, you don’t have to spend all your time and energy ding it yourself. Whether you want to install hardwood or engineered hardwood flooring, in Prosper Development Construction we are equipped with all the necessary tools to complete your installation properly so don’t hesitate to give us a call and request a free consultation.
Advantages of Hardwood flooring
Hardwood flooring is one of the best materials in the market for different reasons. A lot of homeowners decide to install hardwood in their homes because of the classic look and because it is quite easy to clean and maintain. Hardwood can give your home an elegant look and extra coziness Hardwood floors can be steam-cleaned, vacuumed, or swept. They don’t accumulate environmental hazards such as dust and other debris and are more stain-resistant than other materials such as carpets. Its amazing durability is why many people decide to install hardwood flooring.
Another great benefit is that if you ever decide to sell, the cost of your home will be higher due to the quality of hardwood floors. Also, hardwood is a very versatile material and it goes with every kind of layout and interior design so you can increase the value of your property while having a stylish home!
As you can see, there are a lot of good reasons to install hardwood flooring. If you would like to learn more about hardwood, give us a call and request a free consultation with us.
Hardwood vs Engineered wood
Hardwood flooring is made out of a solid piece of wood generally from oak, maple, or walnut while engineered wood is made from thin layers of hardwood and plywood. Engineered wood is very similar to hardwood and can last between 25 to 30 years. Compared to hardwood, engineered is less expensive. However, the lifespan of hardwood goes from 30 to 100 years and it can be sanded and refinished several times and engineered wood can only be refinished once or twice.
Another difference between these two materials is that hardwood may warp in humid or damp conditions while engineered wood has better resistance to wrapping. If what you care is about the appearance, the boards on hardwood flooring are usually narrower and it has tight seams between them. Some engineered wood has wider floorboards and beveled edges that can create grooves between boards.
As you can see, hardwood and engineered wood can be very similar with just a couple of differences. If you would like to get more information about the different flooring materials, give us a call today. We offer professional flooring services and can help you choose the right kind of flooring for you.
Laminate vs Luxury Vinyl Plank
If you are trying to find a cost-effective alternative for hardwood flooring, laminate and vinyl are great options to renovate your home. Laminate is a multi-layer synthetic made from wood byproducts bonded with resins. This flooring option can simulate wood or even stone for just a fraction of the cost of real wood. Laminate is quite comfortable to walk on and unlike hardwood, instead of using nails or glue, the pieces just click and lock together, making it very easy to install. You can find laminate flooring in a lot of different styles, colors, and finishes and you can even pick from small, wide, or textured boards.
Vinyl is also a synthetic material. In vinyl sheets and tiles, the base layer is generally fiberglass coated in PVC and plasticizer while in vinyl plank the core layer is thicker made out of PVC vinyl. Vinyl flooring can have a realistic look and it can be exposed to water for long periods of time without being damaged.
When it comes to durability and maintenance, both laminate and vinyl are quite durable and require low-maintenance. However, since vinyl is completely waterproof, is often a better choice for bathrooms and kitchens.
Popular Flooring materials
There are a lot of homeowners who like the look of solid hardwood, and because it requires little care and maintenance, is a very popular choice. You can find hardwood flooring in many different styles and colors and since it is a strong and durable material, it will last for the years to come.
If you are looking for the elegant and sophisticated look that hardwood flooring can provide without spending so much money, you can opt for getting engineered wood flooring.
Installing laminate is also a cheaper option than solid hardwood or engineered wood flooring. Laminates are composed of plastic planks that are bonded together under high heat and pressure. When installing laminates, you don’t have to use any staplers because the planks can be nailed easily. However, the installation process is a bit slower compared to solid hardwood flooring.
Although you can purchase laminated planks at a much lower cost compared to solid ones, you have to consider some factors before deciding to buy these planks. You have to make sure that the color and the pattern will complement the existing furniture in your home and you should ask about the durability and the right maintenance for this material.