Quality Service, Affordable Pricing, Green Mentality
For over six years now Unique Flooring has been providing flooring solutions for residences and commercial buildings at over eighty locations. Our goal as a company is to always provide the very best service and material for an affordable price. Since we first started out in business, we have worked hard to achieve this goal and today our customers regularly refer their friends, neighbors and business associates. If you have a need for flooring or carpet, contact our customer service department at Unique Flooring today. We offer something for everyone, no matter what your tastes are or whether you are flooring a commercial or residential structure. Our selection includes:
Hardwood: Hardwood floors are one of the most beautiful and popular choices when it comes to residential and commercial flooring. Wood is a natural substance, not something that needs to be manufactured in a plant or created in a factory. At Unique Flooring, we use only domestic wood that comes from managed forests, wood that will be replenished through careful growing schedules, because we respect wood as a natural resource which contributes to a healthy home environment.
Carpet: The carpet that we bring in to your home or office is strictly Green Label or Green Label Plus, the most eco-friendly carpet you can buy. We make sure that we seek out recycled carpeting with low chemical and dye content to make your home a safer and healthier place. At the same time, we offer some of the best variety in our industry, something for every home in a wide range of colors and consistencies.
Stone: Perhaps the most natural and durable material we work with, stone is also one of the oldest and most reliable flooring materials. Get that classic look or let us create something entirely different just for you. Each of our stone floor designs is a breathtaking, beautiful work of art that will give you years of enjoyment and definitely turn the heads of guests and visitors.
Laminate and Vinyl: Though not quite the same as hardwood, laminate floors can give you a wider range of options and typically lower pricing. To ensure that we have something for everyone, we have a full line of laminate floor materials available and also a full line of vinyl, another popular choice that comes in multiple colors and patterns. Many of our customers choose wood or laminate options for their dining and living room, with a complimentary vinyl pattern in the kitchen and bathroom.
Green Floor Covering: As an environmentally conscious company, we try to use natural bio-degradable material as often as possible. Not only are we reliable and affordable, but we’re also one of the greenest floor companies in our industry. Each of the choices you can make from our green floor covering section can help you do your part in conserving our environment and our natural resources. As a company, we believe in green technology and manufacturing techniques, so we try to install flooring materials that best exemplifies those concepts.
Hardwood | How It's Made
At Unique Flooring we want all of our customers to understand what we do and how we do it, and we always explain why we do it also. Hardwood floors come in a number of different varieties and there is a manufacturing process involved in creating them. We don’t simply chop down the trees and cut them into wooden planks. It’s more complex than that. Hopefully, this page will give you some insight into how a hardwood floor is manufactured and why they are so durable and valuable to a homeowner.
Sizes, Species and Types: To begin with, there are different size hardwood floors. When we say “size” we are referring to the width and length of the boards that it’s constructed of. A “solid” wood floor is typically made of ¾” thick plank which is 2 ¼” wide. “Classic” strip wood floors are made up of random lengths anywhere from 12” to 84”. The most common species of wood used for either are red oak, white oak, cherry, maple, white ash, hickory, or pecan. There are three standard types of hardwood floors: Engineered, Solid and Longstrip. Unique Flooring offers all of them.
Engineered Hardwood Floors: Engineered hardwood is made from thin sheets that are laminated and glued together to form a single plank. They are usually stacked in opposite directions to provide more strength, a procedure called cross-ply construction. Engineered hardwood is perhaps the most versatile of the three standard types. It can be glued, nailed, stapled or floated, is resistant to moisture, and can be installed over concrete slabs. You can also manufacture more widths and lengths.
Solid Hardwood Floors: Almost the complete opposite of engineered hardwood, solid hardwood is made from solid pieces with tongue and groove sides. It’s sensitive to moisture and is not recommended for installation over a concrete slab or below ground level. Since it’s a natural product, it will expand and contract with seasonal changes. When installing a solid hardwood floor, it’s important to leave expansion room around the perimeter, particular in regions where there are seasonal climate changes.
Longstrip Hardwood Floors: Longstrip hardwood floors are made from several wood plies glued together, similar to engineered hardwood. The top layer is made from smaller individual pieces and the center core is softer and more pliable. Longstrip floors are versatile and can be installed over concrete or almost any other surface, making them ideal for situations where the floor needs to be assembled and disassembled. They also make a great addition to a home or office.
If you have additional questions on the manufacture, methods of assembly and construction, or recommended uses of any of these hardwood floors, please contact one of our experienced floor technicians at Unique Flooring any time. We have done a number of each over the years and would be happy to show you photos and provide pricing and references to help you make your final decision about which hardwood floor you would like in your home.