Types of Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is the industry’s benchmark for performance, durability, and timeless style. National Floors Direct carries expertly crafted exotic and domestic hardwood flooring products to meet the design needs and installation applications of any project. Hardwood flooring is a natural, eco-friendly flooring option that’s easy to maintain and creates a warm and inviting ambiance in any room. It also promotes a healthy environment by minimizing the effects of dust and other allergens.

We offer hundreds of in-stock prefinished hardwood flooring options – both engineered and solid – in numerous different species, colors, widths, textures, and finishes.

Prefinished hardwood is pre-sanded, stained and finished with factory-applied protection in a controlled and ideal environment. This means it’s installation-ready, with none of the harmful and offensive odors from job-site finished wood products, and it’s safe and clean so your pets and family can use the space as soon as installation is complete.

Choosing the right hardwood product can help increase the value of your home and, with proper care and maintenance, hardwood flooring will enhance the look and feel of your rooms for a lifetime. Whether you’re shopping for your bedrooms or your basement, from solid hardwood to engineered, National Floors Direct has your hardwood project covered. With a free in-home estimate, you can select the perfect in-stock hardwood floor from hundreds of styles and colors, at the guaranteed lowest price**, and only from manufacturers you can trust.

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Engineered Hardwood


Real hardwood boards, real resilient structure

Engineered hardwood flooring is real hardwood with a plywood base, which makes it a versatile alternative to solid hardwood flooring.

These products are made of several layers (plies) of genuine wood that are fused together under heat and pressure. The layers are designed and constructed to dramatically reduce hardwood’s natural tendencies to expand and contract with the normal changes in moisture and humidity that occur within any installation space.

Engineered hardwood offers a range of installation options. It is fully warranted for installation on, above, or below grade level (the ground level outside the home) and even over radiant floor heating systems. These products can be nailed down to an appropriate sub-floor, glued down to concrete, or “floated” (an installation method where the floor boards are attached to each other, not the sub-floor). This means you can enjoy all of the benefits of genuine hardwood flooring in any room of any home!

From your finished basement to your penthouse apartment, engineered hardwood gives you the warmth and value of a natural hardwood product without sacrificing any of the looks, textures, or features of genuine luxury hardwood or the warranties you need to protect your investment. National Floors Direct has the engineered hardwood for any project, in-stock, and at the guaranteed lowest price!*

Solid Hardwood Flooring


100% hardwood, a solid investment

Solid hardwood flooring features unique genuine hardwood flooring planks crafted from single pieces of solid lumber. Each plank, like the trees they came from, is one of a kind.

Because it’s solid wood, this type of flooring has a natural susceptibility to expansion and contraction from normal changes in moisture and humidity, so the installation applications for solid hardwood flooring products are more limited than engineered hardwood. Solid hardwood can only be nailed down to an appropriate sub-floor, and only on or above grade level (the ground level outside the home).

Each species of solid hardwood offers different grain patterns, textures, and wear characteristics. With prefinished gloss options ranging from a “matte” (satin) finish, to shiny high gloss, and color stains to compliment room décor from classic to modern, National Floors Direct has the solid hardwood flooring, in-stock and always at the guaranteed lowest price, to fit the needs of any project.

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