Is hardwood flooring for you?

Is hardwood flooring for you?

Likely, hardwood flooring is for you since you can choose more versatile engineered wood and solid wood planks. Both floor coverings add the same dramatic, upscale look to a home.

BiBi Floors and Kitchens in Falls Church, VA, offers a great selection of the trendiest wood flooring styles from top companies like Bruce, Lauzon, and DuChateau.

Engineered wood

Engineered wood is installed in most spaces in the home for two reasons:

● First, the plywood base layer found beneath the surface hardwood layer is designed to tolerate moisture.

● Planks click and lock together, so no attachment to the subfloor is needed, and therefore, the floor can be installed over any subfloor or existing hard surface floor.

In short, engineered wood floors are an attractive, easy to maintain, and long-lasting alternative to solid hardwood flooring.

Solid wood

Today, most homeowners opt for prefinished solid wood flooring rather than traditional unfinished solid hardwood planks. But it's best not to immediately discount on-site installation since it may be most appropriate for your application.

For example, unfinished planks are ideal for a customized wood floor or a kitchen where snugly placed, well-sealed planks are perfect.


It can take as long as two weeks to install unfinished planks, including time for acclimation. However, solid hardwood flooring is nailed to a wood subfloor, and any plank, including good quality, made planks, can be refinished when the floor becomes worn.

During the decision-making process, it's essential to consider that

● floors constructed with prefinished planks have a beveled look.

● floors made with unfinished planks have a flush look.

Visit your locally-owned flooring store today!

Locally-owned BiBi Floors and Kitchens install wood floors and offer free estimates, design consultation, and kitchen and bath remodeling.

Our hardwood flooring company serves an area in Virginia that includes Arlington, Vienna, and Reston. We invite folks in the region to stop by our showroom in Falls Church or call to learn more about our shop-at-home service.