Hardwood flooring and installation has long been a “go-to” material choice for homeowners looking for timeless beauty and durability. People love hardwoods. With their variety of grain patterns, and with one of many finish options in stain and finish, hardwood floors become a signature feature of a home, and hardwoods never go out of style. For many, designers and customers alike, hardwoods bring much more to a room than carpet.
By installing wood over an existing floor, you bypass the messy job of removing the old flooring, and you gain instant soundproofing and insulation from the old floor. A disadvantage to leaving old flooring in place is that you must correct any irregularities in it. Also, the new floor will raise the flooring level.