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CW Woodworks Flooring, Inc.
Engineered Installations for Engineered Floors

Phone/fax: (858) 537-9525
Mobile: (858) 361-3254
Lic# 868907

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Key Questions

Key Questions for Wood Flooring Design

1. Are you licensed, bonded, and insured for wood flooring installation?

CW Woodworks Flooring, Inc. is licensed, bonded, and insured.

2. Are you a member of the Better Business Bureau?

CW Woodworks Flooring, Inc. has been a member of the Better Business Bureau since January 2002. (The following are guidelines only and may or may not apply to your specific wood flooring design project. Every job should be reviewed on an individual basis as environmental conditions, products, finishes, etc. can vary. A professional should always be consulted)

3. What factors should be considered when selecting the type of hardwood flooring?

(Solid, engineered, prefinished, unfinished)

A. Type of Subfloor: An engineered product would be the best choice for a concrete slab while a solid can only be installed over plywood.
B. Cost Factor: There are many cost effective prefinished, engineered products on the market available for your wood flooring design.
C. Floorlife/Wear layer: How thick is the wear layer and how many sandings can one get out of the product?
D. Schedule/Convenience: A prefinished, engineered product can be installed quickly and can generally be walked on the next day. A solid, unfinished product needs at least two weeks to acclimate before installation and then another two weeks of acclimation after installation before the sanding, staining, and finishing can take place.
E. Proximity to Coast: A solid wood floor subjected to the high levels of moisture experienced along the coast may be more likely to “cup”. More dimensionally stable species of solid hardwood flooring are recommended.
F. Color: If you are not satisfied with the color and look of the prefinished products available, then you may want to select an unfinished solid or engineered product and have it custom stained for your wood flooring design.

4. Do you offer “green” products?

There are numerous environmentally sustainable products available. We support the use of environmentally friendly products, including those that are FSC Certified. Please contact us for details. Click here to contact us.

5. What factors should be considered when selecting the species and cut of hardwood flooring?

A. Hardness: A homeowner with young children and dogs may not want to select a softer species because it will be more susceptible to dents. Santos Mahogany wood flooring for example, would be an excellent choice for someone concerned with hardness.
B. Dimensional Stability: Some species are less dimensionally stable than others and therefore, may expand and contract more in a home prone to excessive changes in humidity.
C. Color/Grain: What style of décor do you have or desire? Do you want wood floor borders for contrast? Also, keep in mind that many woods will darken with exposure to sunlight. Red Oak and Hickory have a more pronounced grain, whereas Walnut has a more subtle grain.
D. Flatsawn/Quartersawn/Riftsawn-Different cuts of the same species will have different grain structures (appearance), and different stability and hardness characteristics. The price will also vary.

6. What factors should be considered when selecting a method of wood flooring installation?

A. Subfloor/Moisture/Grade
B. Product
C. Movement/Insulation
D. Sensitiviy to adhesive fumes/Environmental concerns

7. What are transition pieces?

Transition pieces are used at flooring conversion points. They are most often employed at doorways between wood and vinyl or wood and stone flooring. Baseboards or baseshoe are necessary around the perimeter of the floor to cover the expansion gap.

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