Top-Rated Hardwood Floor Installation in Seattle, WA
Every wood floor installation we do in the Seattle area starts with our in-home consultation. Before we do any work, we sit down with you and find out exactly what you want. We show you wood floor samples, stain samples, and finish samples so that when we leave your home, we can be sure that we gave you exactly the wood floor you wanted. With wood floors, there are a lot of options and it can seem overwhelming. Don’t worry. We will walk you through every step of the process so you will feel confident with your final decisions. We offer many kinds of wood floors so you’re sure to find something that fits your style and your budget. Choose from:
- Solid Wood Floors
- Prefinished Wood Floors
- Engineered Wood Floors
- Wood Staircases
Solid Wood Flooring Installation in King County & Snohomish County, Washington
Solid wood floors are installed unfinished and then stained and finished on site. Site-finishing offers more customization when it comes to colors and finishes. Or, if you want a rarer wood species, it may not come in a pre-finished version.
While the installation will take a bit longer due to sanding, staining, and finishing, you can create a wood floor that is exactly the color and finish that you desire. At Five Star Hardwood Floors, We offer a wide variety of wood species to choose from, and we can create custom stain colors to match cabinets or existing woodwork or anything else you’d like.
Seattle’s #1 Choice For Prefinished Wood Floors
One of the biggest choices for homeowners is whether to go with pre-finished wood planks or to have the wood finished on site. There are advantages and disadvantages to both methods. With prefinished planks, you can see exactly what you are going to get. Both the stain color and the finish are done ahead of time in a factory with temperature and humidity control, as well as a dust-free environment.
This usually leads to a harder, flawless finish. Installation time is also drastically reduced as you don’t have to wait for the stain and finish to dry after the planks are laid. Another benefit is cost. Because the finishing is done in a factory setting, there is less labor involved in the installation, saving time and labor costs.
Engineered Wood Floors
As opposed to a solid piece of wood, which will warp when exposed to moisture, engineered wood floors are made by combining multiple layers of wood that are glued, pressed, heated, and then covered with a thin veneer of solid wood on top. Because less expensive woods are used for the lower layers, engineered wood is less expensive than solid wood.
One drawback is that because there is just a thin layer of real wood on the top, engineered wood floors cannot be refinished. However, some are now made with a thicker veneer to allow for refinishing once or twice in their lifetime. Engineered wood floors are a good choice for lower levels where moisture could be an issue.
Wood Staircase Installation
Stairs are one of the trickiest and most challenging items to install when it comes to hardwood floors. The many angles and precision cuts can make for a tedious job. But don’t worry, at Five Star Hardwood Floors, we’re experts at installing wood staircases. You’ll love the job we do and our attention to detail.
Local Staining and Finishing
Once your hardwood floors are installed, we stain them and finish them. We use a high-end commercial water-based finish and always apply three coats to make sure your floors have a durable finish that stands the test of time. Learn more about our staining and finishing services here. We can also stain or paint baseboards and stair risers. You’ll love our attention to detail. When we leave your home, it looks fantastic. We make sure of that!