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Maple Flooring

Maple Flooring

Lots of people choose solid hardwood flooring for their homes. Solid hardwood offers a lot of options, one of them being maple. Maple is a popular choice.

It's affordable and easy to maintain, all you have to do is sweep to get rid of dust particles. It's also eco-friendly and it has a clean look, other types of flooring have a grain pattern which many don't like.

The cons of Maple are that it's not scratch-proof, and it doesn't stain well, this makes changing the color of your floor harder. Another con is that it's sensitive to temperature changes if it's placed in a humid area the planks could warp or split. What people tend to appreciate most about wood floors is its natural pattern, maple has a more plain look than others like oak.

If you have any questions about maple flooring feel free to contact us at (408) 333-9771 or (408) 509-8627. You can also visit our showroom in 1190 Mountain View-Alviso, Ste N, Sunnyvale, CA 94089.

Flooring Installation

Flooring Installation

Real estate agents across the country agree that some of the most sought-after features for potential homebuyers are updated bathrooms and kitchens, fireplaces, open floor plans and large closets.

Perhaps the sole feature that tops the “must have” list is hardwood flooring. 

Hardwood floors produce an aesthetic beauty that simply cannot be matched by carpet. The decision to install hardwood floors is an ecologically friendly one and can reduce the allergens in your home significantly.

With proper care, hardwood can last a lifetime and give a home a sense of warmth and charm. 

Flooring installation may seem like a do-it-yourself job. Websites, books, hardware stores, clinics, and Internet podcasts make it seem like a task that requires little knowledge or experience. However, wood flooring installation is a job that requires expertise and precision.

From sourcing and storing the wood to maintaining proper moisture control prior to transport and installation, it’s a worthwhile investment to utilize the experience of Evergreen Hardwood Floors' flooring installation service. 

Our sister company Evergreen Hardwood Floors located in the Bay area is the premier hardwood flooring installation service. The custom work they do is impeccable and each client is offered an array of hardwood flooring options.

Domestic or exotic planks can be mixed and matched to create a floor that is nothing short of a work of art. The unfinished hardwood floor can be customized by color or finish using the most advanced and cutting-edge technology to add a unique flair to your home.

Decorative borders and modern patterns can be created with hardwood flooring by utilizing a variety of textures and techniques. 

Their philosophy is simple; each job is done according to the client’s specifications. The Evergreen Hardwood Floors experience begins with a free in-home visit with a site manager.

Understanding the array of wood choices is a crucial first step when working with a flooring installation service. Another essential aspect when choosing hardwood is the method by which it will be installed. Self-installation can produce costly errors, subfloor damage, and reduce the life of your hardwood. 

Call Evergreen Hardwood Floors for a FREE HOME ESTIMATE today!


Evergreen Hardwood Floors

Ph. (408) 509-8627 


Solid Hardwood vs Engineered Hardwood

Solid Hardwood vs Engineered Hardwood

Things you need to know before you decide to buy hardwood flooring

Don't be confused because of many sales associates or contractor that try to sell what will cost you a lot.

Hopefully, this blog can help you find out what's the best for your need and your pocket.


Which one is better between Solid Hardwood vs Engineered Hardwood?

The answer is it depends on what kind of subfloor you have.


For some people, engineered hardwood floors may well represent a better option. Here’s why:

Engineered Hardwood

Engineered Hardwood floor is the great option for moisture especially if you have a concrete subfloor. Engineered Hardwood Floor is made by gluing a top-layer or veneer of solid hardwood onto another layer of hardwood. This makes the floors less dense and therefore more resistant to elements like moisture and heat.

A common misconception about engineered hardwood floors is that they aren’t real. This is not true. Engineered hardwood floors are made from 100% genuine wood. They are called ‘engineered,’ because they are designed for performance.

While it is true that engineered hardwood floors can sometimes be cheaper than solid hardwood, this does not mean that they represent a worse choice. In fact, engineered hardwood floors generally require less maintenance, are easier to install, offer a wider array of choices to the consumer, and perform better than solid hardwood.

This performance-level mainly has to do with water. Solid hardwood is very responsive to moisture in the air. Changes in temperature and humidity cause solid hardwood floors to expand and contract with the seasons.

To help minimize this movement, manufacturers cut solid hardwood thin in width and thick in height. You don’t need to cut engineered hardwood this way because it can better accommodate changes in humidity and temperature. This means that planks of engineered hardwood can be cut much wider than solid hardwood, offering more choices to the consumer.

Engineered hardwood is also much easier to install than solid hardwood. Again, this has to do with moisture. The fact that solid hardwood changes its shape means that you can only install it on certain types of surfaces and in a very specific way.


Solid HardWood

Solid Hardwood represents a luxurious and traditional method of homemaking. This practice hearkens back to the days of the hand-crafted hardwood flooring that graced the halls of Versailles and the palaces of Europe.

If you are looking for traditional flooring, there is no better option than solid hardwood; people have been using it for hundreds of years. Solid hardwood flooring has stood the test of time. If properly cared for, nothing beats its longevity.

Further, depending on where you live, moisture levels may not be an important consideration. If you live in an area with relatively stable humidity and temperature levels, you may not need to worry about your floors changing with the seasons.

Finally, there are some advantages to the thickness of solid hardwood floors. Namely, it gives you the ability to refinish your floors again and again. Sometimes, people sand their floors down in order to remove scuffs and scratches. After you sand the floor down, you can then refinish it with different stains. Because solid hardwood floors are thicker and come in one whole piece of wood so you can sand and re-stain them multiple times. Usually, you can only re-finish engineered hardwood floors one or two times.

If you plan on redecorating often and want to change the color of your floor without completely replacing it, then solid hardwood may be the better option for you.

The decision between engineered hardwood and solid hardwood mainly comes down to personal preference. However, certain factors should affect your decision-making process. These include humidity, temperature, the type of subfloor you are installing on, and whether or not redoing your floor is a DIY project or a project for a professional contractor. 

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