What We Do

 

Promoting "green flooring" is very important and we are very environmentally conscious. We obtain our products from suppliers who are committed to green business practices. We are an authorized dealer of Arrigoni Woods in the New York area. From a large variety of European plank floors, wood paneling, antique beams, reclaimed wood material, and exterior siding, we take pride in showcasing our suppliers' eco-friendly and green certified products. These products carry the PEFC Certificate (STIA Holzindustrie GmbH mainly use wood from ecologically sustainable managed forestry and are awarded with the PEFC quality seal, issued by an institution of the Pan-European forest and wood management) and the IBR Quality Seal certificate to assure consumers that they are made from timber from sustainable forest cultivation in a safe non-polluting process.

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About Wood Floors

In addition to our high-end European product lines, we offer a wide range of unfinished and pre-finished domestic woods, including antique reclaimed solid and engineered floors.

Our expertise covers many valuable wood flooring services. We utilize state-of-the-art sanding, finishing and resurfacing technologies. We use a specialized dust-control system to limit the amount of dust in the air. This increases the speed, efficiency, and, safety of the sanding processes. We were among the first to introduce new technologies, such as dustless refinishing using the Bona X Dust Containment System.

With today’s emphasis on healthy indoor air quality and products that emit fewer chemicals, we use only the highest quality wood flooring materials and finishes. Our primary floor finishes include natural wax, oil and high-quality water based floor finishes. We use only top of the line materials and equipment to ensure the most value out of our client’s investment. We handle every aspect of the project, from concept to completion, ensuring that every project delivers an exceptional result. We work to your exact specifications and design requests and after completion, we'll be glad to offer our help and valuable information on how to care for your new floor to maintain its beauty and keep it close to its original condition.

Our expertise is based on the knowledge we have gained during many years of work with all types of wood floors. An understanding of the physical properties of the wood and all the steps involved in the process of selecting material, proper installation, and finish applications can only come with long experience in the wood flooring field.


Wood flooring comes in a variety of different wood species, grades, sizes and surface finishes. When planning a new wood flooring project, careful thought must be given, not only to the type of wood and color treatment, but many other important elements must be considered. Understanding hardwood flooring construction and the various types of installation and finishing techniques will help you to evaluate, not only the final appearance of your floors, but most importantly their future performance. The following general information will help with your selection process.

Wood floors are available in a wide range of domestic and imported species that have a multitude of colors and textures. Wood species used for flooring production fall into three main groups: hardwoods like oak, ash cherry, walnut or maple, softwoods like pine, spruce or larch, and exotics that come from South America, Asia and Africa. They all can have a dramatic effect because of the array of colors, grains, and natural characteristics. Each species of tree produces lumber with its own unique grain pattern and markings; therefore, each piece of genuine wood has its own personality. In addition, different types of wood have different hardness, strength, and durability. Wood used for flooring is graded based on its appearance, ranging from the clearest grade to the character grade with the most visual natural characteristics of the wood like knots, mineral streaks and splits. Wood floors are also available as unfinished or pre-finished. Unfinished wood floors are an excellent choice when it comes to creating unique patterns, specific colors or finishes as they enable a greater range of flooring finishing options than pre-finished floors. Pre-finished floors are sanded and finished at the factory, therefore they only need installation.

Solid vs. Engineered Wood

Wood plank construction comes in two forms, solid and engineered.

 

 

Solid wood floor is made out of milled solid wood pieces with a thickness of 3/4" generally. Solid hardwood will swell and contract in moist conditions as the wood dries, therefore it is not recommended for any installation below grade, but only above or on grade.

 

 

Engineered wood floors are manufactured by adhering several layers of thin sheets or plies together to form one plank. These wood layers are stacked together on top of each other in opposite directions. Engineered woods, due to their cross-ply structure, are much more stable than solid wood floors. The top layer of engineered plank will range from 1/10" to 1/6" (2.5mm to 4mm). The thickness of this wear layer is very important, as the thickness of the top layer determines the owner's future ability to sand and refinish the surface. This top layer of hardwood veneer has the same qualities as natural hardwood, however their appearance results from the different ways the hardwood is sawn.

 

 

Engineered wood floors come in a variety of widths and lengths. They can be installed directly over concrete and also below ground level. They are the best choice for installation over the radiant heating systems. Almost all engineered floors come pre-finished making them a better choice where on-site finished floors aren’t an option. Lastly, engineered wood floors are more flexible and allow a large variety of installation options. They can be floated, glued, or nailed to virtually any subfloor.