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5 Proven Hardwood Flooring Thickness Categories

5 Proven Hardwood Flooring Thickness Categories 1

If you’re considering installing a hardwood floor in your home, and want to do-it-yourself, you’ll need to make a lot of decisions. You must choose between hardwood and engineered flooring, the color, the wood, the installation method, and the thickness of the material. Will you install the flooring below, at or above “grade”? 

We’ll look at the two types of flooring, what’s appropriate for the kind of installation you want, and their pros and cons. Where a hardwood floor's thickness matters is whether you plan on flipping the home or one you’ll pass down to your great-grandchildren.

How You Too Can Have Radiant Heating Under Wood Flooring

How You Too Can Have Radiant Heating Under Wood Flooring 0

Adding radiant heating underneath a wood floor not only gives it a warm look, but literally a warm feel as well. There are some misconceptions about what kind of wood that should be used in conjunction with radiant underfloor heat or if it should be used at all. Here's the breakdown on the different wood flooring types and how they work with radiant floor heating.