Add The Beauty & Value Of Hardwood Floors To Your Home

When It Comes To Natural Beauty, It’s Hard To Beat The Look And Warmth Of Real Hardwood Flooring.

Like most floor covering products, hardwood flooring has changed dramatically over the past few years, and Ted’s carries all the latest hardwood floor styles in our showroom.

Located in Albany, NY Ted’s offers top quality brands of hardwood flooring such as: Mannington, Somerset, Lauzon, Indus Parquet “Exotic” Hardwood, Trillium Bamboo, and Amorim Cork.

We have a wide selection of hardwood flooring for you to choose from, including Somerset, Mannington, and we offer expert installation for your hardwood floor. From 3/4” solid oak, maple, and other hardwood species, to pre-finished, engineered or longstrip flooring, we can help you choose the right hardwood floor for your décor and lifestyle.

Expert Staff, Expert Installation

Choosing the right hardwood floor can be daunting – deciding on solid or engineered, which variety of wood species, selecting the most suitable system for your home situation – so let our expert staff help guide you to the right floor for your home.

Solid Wood Floor vs. Engineered Wood Floor

Solid wood floors are generally 3/4” thick and cut from American or Canadian hardwoods such as red or white oak, cherry, maple, hickory, or ash. Solid wood flooring is recommended for above-grade applications due to its sensitivity to moisture; it is installed by nailing down over a wooden subfloor. This flooring is available in a variety of widths, and the surface can be recoated and refinished several times, ensuring many years of beautiful flooring.

Engineered wood floors are manufactured by fusing together several layers of hardwood into planks. These floors are less susceptible to the effects of moisture and humidity and may be glued, nailed or floated over variety of subfloors, including some types of existing flooring. These floors are also available in a variety of widths, and are ready to install.

Exotic woods are imported from all over the world. These sustainable materials are distinctly different in appearance from traditional American hardwoods and can complement any décor.

Unfinished floors, while offering the most customizable appearance, can take days to install, stain and finish.

Prefinished floors install quickly, more easily, and can be factory-finished with a very durable surface.

The Right Hardwood Floor for the Right Grade Level

Most areas of the home can accommodate wood flooring, but in order to choose the best floor system, it is important to pair the type of flooring with the optimum subfloor material and grade level. Solid wood floors, nailed to wood subflooring, are recommended for above-ground level, where there is more control over the room’s humidity. Since engineered floors are more resistant to humidity and moisture, they perform well when installed over concrete or pre-existing flooring, in ground-level and below-level rooms.

Benefits of Hardwood Floors

Wood flooring offers warmth, beauty, and timeless styling not to be found in other types of flooring. Over the years, a quality wood floor only increases the value of your home, as shown in a national survey of real estate agents; 90 percent said that houses with wood flooring sell faster and for higher prices than houses without wood floors.

Wood Floors are Affordable and Easy to Maintain

Today’s wood floors are easy to care for, with improved technology in stains and finishes. Everyday cleaning requires simple sweeping and/or vacuuming; occasional use of a professional wood-cleaning product recommended by Ted’s will ensure that your floor’s finish will remain beautiful. With a little attention, wood floors maintain their value over time, making wood floors economical and affordable in the long run.

Wood Flooring is Ecological

Wood floors are ecologically friendly. Since it is a natural resource, wood is a sustainable and recyclable material. Salvaged planks and beams from old wood ships, warehouses, barns, and other structures often find a second life in wood flooring.

Wood Floors offer a Wide Variety of Styles

Wood floors have come a long way in the past few years. Today, there are more styles, colors and species of wood flooring available than ever before. Whether you’re looking for traditional oak floor, rustic pine, exotic Brazilian cherry, or trendy bamboo, you’re sure to find a color and style to fit your décor.