UNDERSTANDING FLOORING

HERE’S A GUIDE THAT WILL ENLIGHTEN YOUR CHOICE.

You're looking for hardwood flooring and you don't want to go wrong, which is only fair considering the immense impact this choice has on your room and your home’s ambiance. By taking the time to read this section, you’re already taking a step in the right direction. Making THE right choice begins here: A guide to help you understand.

SPECIES

What kind of floor
do you want?

Choosing the right hardwood flooring means first choosing the right type of wood to match the ambiance you seek, as well as your lifestyle. To do this, you need to understand each type of wood’s character, hardness and natural appearance.

The Janka hardness scale for wood

The Janka hardness test measures the hardness of wood. The ratings assigned are commonly used as a scale to compare between different hardwood species. The higher the value, the greater the resistance to wear and impact. However, very hard species require more tighter control of the home’s humidity level in order to prevent splitting or cracking.

MAPLE

RED OAK

WHITE OAK

QUARTER SAWN WHITE OAK

BIRCH

ASH

HICKORY

TEXTURES

What is your relationship with your floor?

A texture is more than a look; it’s your point of physical contact with the floor. The texture therefore directly affects your feeling to the touch. It also affects the effect of natural light in the room. More so, it changes the durability of the surface. The choice of wood influences the choice of texture. Some types of wood have a single texture while others offer several possibilities.

SMOOTH

BRUSHED

OPEN GRAIN

EDGE

WAVE

FINISHES

Can your floor support
your lifestyle?

To keep your hardwood floor in good condition, be sure to choose a reputable flooring manufacturer. Choose a manufacturer that guarantees a very high-quality surface finish to protect the wood for years to come. The finish will also have a strong influence on the appearance of minor scratches and the frequency of maintenance. Your lifestyle should also be taken into account.

SATIN

MATTE

APPEARANCE

It’s strictly
a matter of taste

Let's be clear: the term appearance refers directly and only to your floor’s visual characteristics. So no matter what look you choose, you'll always get the exceptional quality for which Preverco is known.

Now, appearance is a choice Preverco has made simple for you. No more gibberish that only experts understand. Our classification features two types of appearance to prevent any confusion.

MAPLE
NUANCE

MAPLE
VARIATION WITH KNOTS

RED OAK
NUANCE

RED OAK
VARIATION WITH KNOTS

WHITE OAK
NUANCE

WHITE OAK
VARIATION WITH KNOTS

BIRCH
NUANCE

BIRCH
VARIATION WITH KNOTS

QUARTER SAWN WHITE OAK
NUANCE

ASH
NUANCE

ASH
VARIATION WITH KNOTS

HICKORY
VARIATION WITH KNOTS

warning

Caution

The samples are examples only. Because the wood is a living material, the colours and the textures may vary. A variation may be observed if you compare a sample and your floor.

Before to buy a hardwood floor, be informed about the possible variations relatively to species of wood.

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