Hardwood Flooring Installation

We are woodworking craftsmen armed with modern technology to provide Chicago’s west suburban customers with a dustless, non-toxic solution to new hardwood flooring installations. We are a family-owned company operating in Chicago’s western suburbs and serving all of Chicagoland since 1983. Our team of hardwood floor installers can help you design the perfect floor for your room or flawlessly execute the plan you have in place.

At Simply Hardwood Flooring we can install any type of wood flooring you require. We offer the following wood flooring services:

  • Installation of hardwood floors prefinished & site finished, engineered wood floors, bamboo, & cork
  • Installation of wood stair treads & risers
  • Custom patterns & borders
  • Baseboard & molding installation
  • Medallions

Feeling overwhelmed by all that’s required to start a project like this? We’re here to help you think it all through and to help along the way. We can remove and replace furniture, remove old floor coverings, make minor sub floor repairs, install your flooring, and have the job completed on a schedule we co-author with you.

Types of Hardwood Flooring

Solid Hardwood Flooring

Solid flooring is just as it sounds–a solid piece of wood milled from a single piece of timber. Solid floors are 3/4″ thick and come in widths from 1 1/2″ to 5″. Because of its thickness, a solid floor can be refinished several times over generations of use. Solid floors are nailed down to either a plywood or OSB subfloor on or above grade.

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Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood is produced with 3-5 layers of hardwood cross stacked and bonded together under heat and pressure. As a result, engineered flooring is less likely to be affected by changes in humidity so it can be installed in any level of the home including over concrete subfloors. Engineered floors can be stapled, glued, or floated.

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Unfinished

Unfinished floors come direct from the mill. No finishes or sealers are added by the manufacturer. Unfinished floors are sanded and finished onsite. Most clients prefer unfinished because the floors become one uniform surface. Whereas most prefinished floors have a micro bevel on all sides of each plank. A more uniform surface makes the floor easier to clean and easier to restore in the future. Sealing and finishing floors onsite also provides a better overall seal for the floors.

Prefinished

Prefinished floors come sealed and finished direct from the factory. The materials are typically more expensive; however, the labor is a bit less since no sanding/finishing is done on site. Clients choose prefininshed when they want projects completed quickly. The micro bevel and manufacturer applied sealers/finishes make prefinished floors more difficult to refinish and also more susceptible to water damage from leaks because water can seep into bevels where wood is not sealed.

Feeling confused by all the choices? We can answer your questions over the phone or sit down with you and explain things clearly so you can feel confident with your choices and get your flooring project started so you can begin enjoying the results of your fine taste combined with our craftsmanship.

Our Work

Here’s a sampling of the hardwood flooring installation projects we’ve been honored to complete. Go to our portfolio to view a larger slide show of our work.

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