At Tom Adams, you will find the major hardwood manufacturers on display, like Armstrong, Bruce, Mullican, Mannington, L&M Hardwood, Chelsea Hardwood, Mercier, Mohawk Hardwood, Shaw and more. We offer competitive pricing, outstanding customer service and award-winning wood floor installation team that will meet the needs of each unique designed hardwood floor project.
For over 60 years, we’ve been providing homeowners in Montgomery County and Doylestown with the best quality products and warranties in the industry. We value our customers and will help you find the right floor that meets the demands of your lifestyle and budget. Our sales associates have been trained to recognize and assist in choosing the right style, hardwood species and color to coordinate with your home’s design and flow. Call now to find out about our flooring specials and in stock deals that will meet your needs and budget.
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Hardwood floors are made of maple, hickory, oak, exotic Brazilian cherry, walnut, tigerwood, and many other natural materials. Each kind of wood will give your hardwood floors a unique look and comfortable feeling. Hardwood floors can come in a variety of colors and are becoming more affordable and easier to maintain. Hardwood is an excellent alternative to carpets, especially if you have pets or allergies. Our hardwood floors are now being made with sophisticated techniques, so they give both an old world charm and a timeless look.
You can choose from a variety of colors, widths, thicknesses, stains and wood types, creating the perfect custom look for your home. We also offer wood accent strips and medallions as well as hardwood created from natural products, such as bamboo, historic woods, and cork. Boards can be arranged in a variety of ways, creating unique appearances. The flooring can be customized with different colors, finishes, and urethane coatings for added value.
Solid Hardwood Floors
Solid hardwood refers to planks that are cut from the tree in one solid piece. It is an extremely popular flooring due to its authenticity and has a timelessness that cannot be overstated. However, as a natural material, solid hardwood is slightly more fragile, requiring gentler treatment throughout its entire life. Solid hardwood must be properly acclimated, installed, and cared for to truly look its best, but many buyers agree that the results are worth the effort.
Engineered Hardwood Floors
Engineered hardwood is real wood flooring that is produced in layers and bonded together perpendicular to each layer’s graining. In doing this, you achieve strength and stabilization of the products in regards to water, moisture and humidity in comparison to a solid hardwood floor. Engineered hardwood can be made in longer more consistent planks and wider widths that are warp-resistant and more economical than a solid wood floor installation. Engineered hardwood floors can be glued down, click, or tongue and groove glued floated or nailed/stapled down based on the subfloor, condition of subfloor and selected product.
More homeowners and builders are using engineered floors to minimize the complaints of swelling and gapping in solid hardwood. Engineered hardwood offers a more extensive selection of wide widths, color, texture, species, and grading in a pre-finished hardwood.
Installation of Hardwood NAIL-GLUE or FLOAT
Naildown or Staple
The use of blind nailing in wood floor installations hides the sight of nails or staple in the face of the hardwood and secures the hardwood to the subfloor. Nailing every 4″-10” can vary on product and width of hardwood. When installing 6” or wider glue may be used to help secure and stabilize from floor movement. Subfloor must be OSB board or plywood for warrantied installation.
Gluing down hardwood is one of the most durable wood floor installation methods because boards are completely and permanently adhered to the floor. Squeaks and noises are unlikely, and the glue offers enough flex to accommodate expansion.
Hardwood, Laminate, LVT are sometimes manufactured with a click lock. Two sections are clicked and locked firmly together to one another. There is no need for glues along with the mess or smell. Click locks floors are not attached to the subfloor, and special trim and transitions may be needed. These floors are easy to replace or repair if needed. A small space covered by shoe molding is left around the perimeter for expansion and contraction. The need for old floor removal or a new subfloor may be eliminated along with the extra cost and mess. Must have a smooth subfloor on plywood or concrete, above/on or below grade.
Style -Width -Texture -Color
Hardwood comes in many species, widths, and textures. Twenty years ago, 2 1/4″ and 3″ width was the norm in the design of a hardwood floor. In today’s home, the plank look in 5″, 8” and even 10″ wide have taken over the home along with an open concept. Wider wood show more wood and fewer bevels and linear lines. Wider woods work with traditional, contemporary or rustic designs of the home.
Hand scraped, wire brush, splits, and knots are just some of the terms of the wood being sold today. The more texture and less gloss hide the marks, dents, and scratches that a busy household of kids and pets can show on your hardwood floors. Old world charm is back and works with all types of homes.
Hardwood is not just gunstock, butterscotch and natural anymore. Dark browns, blacks, greys, blues, and whites are now available in a variety of style and colors. Many species like Brazilian cherry and walnut along with maples and ash are popular in a natural look. Grading of wood adds to the character of the wood, by the addition of knots and mineral streaks that give more or less character to the wood. Remember all woods work together in a harmony of nature and appearance.
The beauty and prestige of hardwood are a forever look from the beginning of homes and castles to your loft, townhouse or house. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for our professional wood floor installation services in Montgomery County or Doylestown.