Clary Wood Products, inc Arpin, WI.

Frequently Asked Questions When Considering a Wood Floor

Are hardwood floors expensive?

Hardwood floors are very competitively priced and represent an excellent value when compared to other flooring options. Hardwood floors never have to be replaced and will enhance or increase the value of your home or business should you decide to sell. When compared to other flooring products, real wood floors provide value and beauty that last a lifetime!

Is it cost-effective to select wood flooring over less costly materials?

Yes! Accoring to the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) and residential real estate agents, in a recent nationwide survey commissioned by the trade organization, homes with wood floors held their value better, sold faster, and sold at a higher price. By a three-to-one marign, real estate agents said a house with wood floors would sell faster than a carpeted house and bring a higher price.

In which rooms can I install hardwood floors in my home?

Any! The polyurethane and epoxy finishes made today stand up well to water and traffic, bringing wood floors into bathrooms, kitchens, and other higher-stress areas. These finishes resist wear and stains better than other finishes and require no stripping, no buffing and no waxing. Hardwood flooring can also be successfully installed in basements and other below-grade rooms with proper installation techniques.

Does wood flooring go well with most design styles?

Yes! I recent survey commissioned by the NWFA, more than three-quarters of interior designers find that wood flooring works well with many decorating styles. "It's the most versatile floor covering there is," says one designer. "Wood goes with contemporary and traditional and everything in between." Designers rated natural materials as superior to man-made materials in beauty, prestige, style, maintenance, and durability.

What is the difference between a square edge and a micro-beveled edge?

With a square edge, the sides of each plank or strip are square. It is sanded and finished after installation making a very smooth floor. A micro-beveled edge features a slight angle on the top edge of the plank or strip. It can be pre-finished prior to installation because the angled edges can downplay slight imperfections.