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 of wood floor installation in your home in Seattle so you will feel confident with your final decisions. Whether you want wood staircases installed or prefinished wood flooring, we offer a range of wood floor options so you’re sure to find something that fits your style and your budget.
- Solid Wood Floors
- Prefinished Wood Floors
- Engineered Wood Floors
- Wood Staircases
Why is Engineered Hardwood Flooring Installation Important?
Professional and engineered hardwood flooring is the best option for the vast majority of homes because it offers numerous benefits that can increase your home’s value, enhance your enjoyment of the home, and more.
Hardwood is easy to clean and requires little more than sweeping and mopping; this is a huge improvement over carpet and vinyl flooring. It’s also extremely durable, and it can last for decades with minimal maintenance or repairs. Finally, despite not being soft and plush like carpet, it does stay warm and cozy during the winter and nice and cool during the hot summer months.
However, it’s important to make sure you get your new hardwood flooring installed properly the first time. It is more costly than carpet or vinyl, and since it lasts for decades, you want to make sure the job is done right by the professionals at Five Star Hardwood Flooring. We offer the finest wood flooring installation services in Seattle, WA, as well as refinishing, waterproofing, and lamination for both solid and engineered hardwood flooring in Seattle.
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.
#1 Hardwood Flooring Installation In Seattle – 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 wood floor installation. 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.
Hardwood staircase installations are a major part of our daily business. While flooring is what we’re known for, we put just as much effort and attention to detail into the construction of every staircase we build as we do the flooring that has become our namesake.
We’ll work closely with you to create a customized stairwell design that matches the décor and overall theme of your home while meeting your needs in terms of functionality. Then, our team will get to work developing the structural foundation before finishing the project with pristine hardwood surfaces you’ll love for decades to come.
How We Prepare for Hardware Installation Of Hardwood Flooring In Seattle
In general, our preparation for an installation is fairly standard. We begin by cleaning the area with basic vacuuming, sweeping, etc. Then, we remove the flooring that you currently have installed and remove all the associated debris and dust.
This isn’t what makes Five Star Hardwood Flooring stand out, though. We separate ourselves from the competition by keeping our customers engaged with the installation process from start to finish.
You’ll be informed about and included in the preparation process from start to finish, and you’ll be able to work closely with our team to make last-minute adjustments, understand exactly what’s being done to your flooring, and generally be a part of the team.
This is a league above the traditional business model that leaves Seattle homeowners out of the loop until they see the results. This puts you in the driver’s seat to guide the project while still having an expert opinion by your side.
Expert Wood Floor Installation Seattle Homeowners Trust
Our hardwood flooring services in Seattle are provided by an expert team that has decades of combined experience. This helps us provide our hardwood flooring services faster, more reliably, and with an unparalleled level of quality. Our vast selection of hardwood options gives you the opportunity to create the perfect aesthetic for your home, and we put you in the driver’s seat of the installation process for a truly customized result.
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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!