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Plan Your Ideal Flooring

At Purple Ribbon Flooring, we start by tailoring our approach to your lifestyle through a personalized consultation, considering factors like high-traffic areas and aesthetic preferences, to recommend the most suitable materials and design within your budget.

Precise Installation: Craft meets Tech

In the installation phase, we showcase technical expertise by acclimating the wood, combining traditional craftsmanship with modern technology for seamless, dust-free installations, and ensuring a solid foundation by assessing the subfloor.

Final Walkthrough: Ensuring Your Satisfaction

In our final walkthrough, we ensure the installation meets your expectations and address any adjustments or concerns for your complete satisfaction.

What are the most common types of hardwood used for flooring?

The most common types of hardwood used for flooring include oak, maple, cherry, hickory, walnut, and ash. Each type has unique characteristics in terms of grain, color, and durability. Oak, for instance, is highly popular due to its hardness and versatility.

What is the difference between solid hardwood and engineered hardwood?

Solid hardwood is milled from a single piece of wood, while engineered hardwood consists of a real hardwood veneer attached to a core of plywood or high-density fiberboard. Solid hardwood can be sanded and refinished multiple times, whereas engineered hardwood has limited refinishing ability due to the thin veneer layer.

Can hardwood flooring be used in any room of the house?

Hardwood flooring can be installed in most rooms, but it is not recommended for areas with high moisture levels, such as full bathrooms or basements. Engineered hardwood is more resistant to moisture and can be a better choice for these areas.

What are the benefits of choosing hardwood flooring over other types of flooring?

Hardwood flooring offers several benefits, including long-lasting durability, ease of maintenance, and the timeless aesthetic appeal that can increase the value of your home. It’s also known for its hypoallergenic properties and can improve indoor air quality by not harboring dust and allergens.

What is the main difference between floating floors and laminate flooring?

The primary distinction between floating floors and laminate flooring lies in the installation method and construction material. Floating floors refer to any flooring that is not nailed or glued to the subfloor, allowing it to “float” above it. This category includes a variety of materials such as laminate, engineered hardwood, and luxury vinyl planks. Laminate flooring, on the other hand, is a specific type of floating floor made from composite wood pressed together at high temperatures with a photographic layer on top that mimics the look of hardwood.

What should I consider when choosing between floating floors and laminate for my home?

When choosing between floating floors and laminate, consider factors such as your budget, the room’s exposure to moisture, your desired aesthetic, and long-term durability. It’s also important to think about installation requirements, the subfloor condition, potential environmental impacts, and the amount of foot traffic the floor will endure. Evaluate the warranty and the manufacturer’s reputation as well to make a well-informed decision.

Can I refinish floating floors or laminate if they get damaged or worn?

Laminate flooring cannot be refinished due to its photographic top layer. Once it’s worn or damaged, it must be replaced. Some types of floating floors, such as engineered hardwood, can be sanded and refinished a limited number of times, depending on the thickness of the top wood layer.

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(508) 333 – 1798

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8 am – 5 pm | Monday – Friday

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11 Pike St
Dartmouth, MA 02748

What we Do

Hardwood Flooring
Vinyl Flooring
Laminate Flooring
Flooring Trim
General Handyman Work

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