Georgia Governor's Mansion is a twentieth-century marvel that is designed to mimic nineteenth-century Greek Revival architecture. It boasts the beautiful hardwood flooring that has been found in the most sophisticated homes for generations. If you want to capture the timeless beauty of hardwood flooring in your home, Hill Brothers Flooring and Supply can help. We are flooring specialists that serve the Greater Atlanta area.

Mike Hill, President, and his brother David, Director of Sales, have over 50 years’ experience between them. Our Acworth area showroom staff can show you the latest styles from top brands, and our experienced installation team can get your home improvement project done in no time. Estimates are always free. We also offer flooring repair services as well as sanding and refinishing.

Types of solid hardwood floors

Solid hardwood flooring can be pre-finished or site-finished, also called unfinished. Ease of installation is one of the main differences between the two types. With pre-finished flooring:

  • You can walk on your new floor immediately.
  • Factory-applied finishes are almost flawless.
  • You’ll breathe fewer VOCs after installation.
  • Installation can be completed in one day.
  • There is no dust.
  • The cost is lower.

It is worth the extra work and cost of site-finished flooring when:
  • You prefer a flush look instead of the beveled look of pre-finished planks.
  • A less common species or stain (color and shade) is desired.
  • The space is under construction or large renovation

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Solid vs engineering wood flooring

Solid hardwood flooring is made up of nothing but wood. The typical thickness is 3/4-inch. It can be sanded numerous times and if well-maintained, last for decades. This type of flooring is not recommended for use in a bathroom or basement. It is never installed as a floating floor. Rather, it is nailed or stapled down. Hardwoods like oak are the most durable. Solid hardwood includes a greater range of wood hardness than engineered wood. Solid wood is ideal for living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and hallways. Engineered wood flooring contains a thin slice of hardwood on top of a base of high-quality plywood. This type of flooring is usually pre-finished and has a thickness that typically ranges from 3/8-inch to 1/2-inch.

Engineered wood can be lightly sanded once or twice. The planks can be installed as a floating floor or nailed or glued down. This type of flooring is appropriate for kitchens or basements that don’t have a moisture problem. Engineered wood is a good choice if you like the look of wood but you want a more practical product. We invite you to visit our showroom today to see our great selection of hardwood!