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Important Hardwood Flooring Q&As

April 15, 2021
Gorgeous hardwood flooring in a Scottsdale, AZ home
We know the hardwood flooring experience is exciting, but we also see the process brings some questions. Here are a few important ones to consider, along with their answers, for your consideration.

Do hardwood floors expand in winter?

Expansion usually happens to wood flooring, even in tiny increments, as humidity increases, but they are more likely to contract in the winter. No matter how carefully they are installed, this contraction can occur, creating small gaps between your boards. The good news is that the situation will correct itself under most conditions as the weather changes over time.

Is mahogany wood durable?

Mahogany is one of the hardest and most durable woods available, with a natural water resistance that alleviates the worry of rotting and decaying the wood. It's also impervious to insect infestation and holds paint incredibly well. It’s a bit more expensive than most other hardwoods but is packed with benefits that we can tell you more about when you visit.

Which is better? Engineered or solid hardwood?

Each wood type has its own set of characteristics and advantages, but this question is best answered while considering your specific wood flooring requirements. For instance, if you're looking for a longer lifespan, solid wood is a better option, while engineered flooring is the only product that can be installed below-grade.

Let us know what kind of hardwood flooring you need

At Express Flooring, we know that flooring is made to look good in your home, not in the store. That’s why eliminating the hassle, anxiety, and frustration of the showroom experience is essential.

For the residents of Arizona, Texas, Las Vegas, & New Mexico, including Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Peoria, Tempe, and more, we bring the showroom to your door. Let us know which samples to get so you can see them in the comfort of your own home and make the best decision for your hardwood flooring.