What Type of a Wood Floor is Best for My Kitchen?

Wood Species
Go with the hardest species you can find. Oak and ash are some of the strongest domestic wood species used in the manufacture of wood floors. Rich grain and exquisite texture of these species will not only make the floor look beautiful and unique, but also help disguise small dents and scratches that are bound to occur over time.

Surface Texture
Wood floors with a light texture and a polished finish are gorgeous, but will they look just as spotlessly perfect after a few pots, pans, and jars have been dropped on your floor? Probably not, which is why highly textured wood species and wire brushed finishes work so well in kitchens and other high trafficked areas. If anything, the floor only ends up looking better over time!

  • Installing Hardwood Flooring In a Kitchen
    In a kitchen, you want to make sure that you purchase a very dense, durable hardwood, and stay away from softwood floors that will be more prone to water damage and staining issues.

  • Finish Options for Natural Wood Flooring
    The protective coat created by this process is much more potent than anything that can be applied on site and can last up to five times longer than traditional self-applied finishes.

  • Maintaining Hardwood Floors In a Kitchen
    The most important thing that you can do to maintain your hardwood kitchen floors is to keep constant vigilance over them. You can test the finish on the floor by pouring a very small amount of water on it in some of the most highly trafficked areas. If it beads up the finish is fine.

  • How To Care for a Hardwood Floor
    The drawback is that the refinishing process is a big, messy job. It involves taking almost everything out of the kitchen and then bringing in big, loud equipment that sends sawdust flying through the air in every direction.

  • The Advantages of Hardwood In Kitchens
    Hardwood provides you with a softer, more yielding surface to stand on than most tile and hard surface flooring options. This also makes it less likely that items will shatter if accidentally dropped.

  • Floods and Leaks in Kitchens
    Unfortunately, each utensil that ties into the plumbing of your house, is a potential disaster waiting to happen. Small leaks can cause standing puddles, that will wear through the finish and seep down cracks to rot the floor from within.​​

Our team recently installed some new Armstrong engineered hardwood flooring for a customer. As you can see below, they turned out great! The customer had carpet in their living room and wanted to install engineered hardwood flooring. We removed the carpet, prepped the area and glued down the new engineered hardwood flooring. One of the...

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Our team recently installed new red oak hardwood flooring in a house that was being remodeled before it went on the market. Hardwood floors can really make the difference! You can view some of the interior pictures below:  

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Our team recently screened some mesquite hardwood floors. The floors had a lot of wear and tear as you can see from the picture, but we were able to get them back to looking new. The mesquite hardwood really have a unique look and our client was very happy with the end result. If you...

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Our team at Hardwood Floors Fort Worth just finished installing a new hand scrapped Red Oak hardwood floor in a house on Eagle Mountain Lake. The floors look great. Another happy client!

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Recently the our team has been repairing a lot of water damaged hardwood floors around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The hardwoods normally start cupping and warping depending on how bad the water damage is on the floors. If left for long enough, sometimes the plywood and support beams have even started to rot! In order...

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Our team recently removed carpet and installed 3 1/4 Red Oak hardwood flooring into a beautiful home. The carpet was removed due to one of the family members having an allergy to the allergens that collect in carpet. Once the hardwoods were installed, our team did a nice stain and hand scrap on the new...

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We took this clients floors from dark to light by removing the existing hardwoods and installing new engineered hardwood flooring. The floors really turned out great and gave the house a new feel.

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If you have shopped for hardwood floors, you have probably debated the pros and cons of pre-finished hardwood floors vs. site finished hardwood floors. It’s a legitimate debate. Both types of hardwood floors have merit so the real question is which solution is better for your site and which meets your personal preferences.  Here are...

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In Dallas – Fort Worth and the surrounding areas, a popular trend is for homeowners and businesses with new or recently refinished hardwood floors and stairs to paint the stair risers. Many homeowners feel this is a painless expense and a practical improvement with benefits. Distinctive hardwood stairs say a lot about a property’s quality...

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Installing bamboo flooring and bamboo stairs makes sense because bamboo has eye appeal, is extremely durable and is a renewable resource that homeowners and business owners around Fort Worth really enjoy. At Hardwood Floors Fort Worth, our bamboo floor installers take great pride in our detailed, precise and safety first workmanship. Here’s how we install...

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Because there is so much at stake and because no two hardwood floors are exactly the same, refinishing hardwood floors is not a job for inexperienced amateurs. The steps may seem similar in a complete refinish job but the devil is in the details and the best guides are experience and knowledge, the two biggest...

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