Hardwood flooring comes in solid and engineered formats. Solid hardwood is just what the name implies. It is made entirely of planks of a species of wood. Engineered hardwood has a veneer of the chosen species, with layers of white and plywood underneath that are alternated in direction to give it stability.
Engineered hardwood can be installed in nearly any room at, below, or above ground level. Solid hardwood needs to be installed at or above ground level, and should not be placed in rooms prone to high levels of moisture. The engineered and sold hardwood found at Massud & Sons Floor Coverings is installed in kitchens, entryways, hallways, and living areas.
We carry both domestic and exotic hardwood species in both engineered and solid formats. The most popular choices in hardwood flooring are ash, maple, and oak. Unfinished hardwood is available and can be finished on-site. We specialize in dustless hardwood refinishing.
Garden tools and baseball bats are made of ash. The sapwood of ash varies from nearly white to a cream color. Its heartwood ranges in color from dark brown to tan. The grain pattern is apparent. Ash holds a stain well. Most ash floors are lightly stained. The consistent grain and light color place ash on the high end of the price spectrum. It is available in a variety of grains.