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Wood Flooring Company Experts in Thibodaux

Louisiana hardwood flooring company, Perque Flooring specializes in engineered wood floors in different colors, textures and styles at great prices. There are many factors in making the correct choice while purchasing hardwood floors. Hardness, color, price range and style can all effect whether or not a homeowner is happy with their floors.

Benefits of Hardwood

Beautiful and long-lasting, hardwood floors make an elegant choice for nearly any room in your home. When choosing hardwood, the color, character, and construction type are the important factors to consider.

Perque FlooringColor: The color of hardwood floors ranges from quite light to intensely dark—and everything in between. While, as a rule, lighter floors work well in contemporary settings and darker floors are elegantly at home in more traditional rooms, choosing is essentially a matter of preference.

Character: Naturally present in hardwood, grain variations help determine a wood’s “personality.” Dramatic grain suggests a rustic feeling. Historically, moderate grain variations are associated with the traditional. And hardwood with very little graining has a sleek, contemporary look.

Construction: There are two basic choices—solid or engineered. Solid planks are created from a single piece of wood and make a handsome floor that lasts for years. Engineered planks are made from several layers of wood (with a core of plywood or HDF) and are designed to withstand higher levels of humidity. This means they can go in some rooms solid floors can’t.

Note that there are many differences in finishes—gloss or luster level, scraping degree and technique, wire-brushing, etc. Ask our sales staff to show you samples.

Hardwood Flooring Varieties

Exotic Wood

Exotic wood floors are predominately imported.

Exotic Woods Include:

  • Amendoim
  • Brazilian Cherry
  • Ironwood
  • Macchiato Pecan
  • Santos Mahogany
  • Tiete Chestnut
  • Timborana

Traits of Exotic Woods Compared to Traditional Woods:

  • High Variation of Color between Planks
  • Many Can Be Considered Green Products
  • Multiple Price Ranges
  • Offered in Multiple Widths and Thickness
  • Susceptibility to UV light
  • Wide Range of Hardness

Perque Flooring continues to strive to strengthen relationships with exotic flooring distributors. We were pleased to learn that Perque Flooring has been the leading retailer of BR111 exotic wood floors for 2 years running. Visit your local Perque store to learn more about exotic wood floors.

Hand Scraped Wood Flooring

Hand Scraped Wood Floors can be Either Exotic or Traditional Woods:

  • Brazilian Cherry
  • Cherry
  • Heart Pine
  • Hickory
  • Maple
  • Oak
  • Walnut

Prevalent Traits of Hand Scraped Woods Compared to Non-Sculpted Products:

  • Easy to Install
  • Higher End Pricing
  • Rustic Styling Helps Hide Scratches
  • Sanding is Not Needed Due To Scraping
  • Variance in Width

Perque Flooring continues to strive to strengthen relationships with hand scraped flooring manufacturers. Being a member of the NFA, a national buying group, we are able to achieve pricing far beyond that of our competition. Over the last 18 months, we have forged a strong relationship with Anderson Floors, the leading manufacturer of hand scraped floors.

Traditional Wood Flooring

Traditional wood floors are predominately domestic.

Species of Traditional Woods Include:

  • American Pecan
  • Cherry
  • Heart Pine
  • Hickory
  • Maple
  • Oak
  • Pine
  • Walnut

Prevalent Traits of Traditional Woods Compared to Exotic Woods:

  • More Consistent Grain and Colors
  • Multiple Price Ranges
  • Offered in Multiple Widths and Thickness
  • Usually Readily Available Due to Domestic Production
  • Usually UV Protected
  • Wide Range of Hardness

Perque Flooring continues to strive to strengthen relationships with traditional flooring distributors. Being a member of the NFA, a national buying group, we are able to achieve pricing far beyond that of our competition.

Installation of Hardwood

Before Installation
You want a problem-free installation and, to help ensure it, here’s a checklist of things to do before the installer arrives.

  • Make sure you know who’s removing your existing flooring. If you wish, the installer will do it. If not, you should make arrangements to have it removed.
  • Who’s moving the furniture? Decide in advance if you want to take on the responsibility or if you want the installer to handle it. Either way, be sure to remove all fragile items from the room.
    In general, your hardwood should run parallel to windows or, in narrow rooms, to the longest wall. Added stability is achieved by installing hardwood perpendicular to floor joists.
  • Measure door clearances before you have your hardwood installed. If the new floor is thicker than your existing floor, door bottoms may rub. Plan in advance to have someone shave or saw the correct amount off the bottom of each door so it does not drag.
  • Paint first. If you’re planning to paint, wallpaper, or do any other remodeling in the room, it’s best to do it before your hardwood is installed. Keep extra paint to touch up any post-installation nicks.

During Installation
To make your hardwood flooring look good now and for a long time to come, proper installation is critical. Here’s the procedure an experienced installation professional will follow:

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  • Current flooring: A professional installer will evaluate your floor and subfloor construction and will know whether to remove the existing flooring or install on top of it. If it’s removed, the installer knows how much preparation is needed for the subfloor—like use of a leveling compound—or if a new subfloor should be placed over the old one.
  • Moisture testing: Proper acclimation and moisture testing of the wood flooring and subfloor are required so floors won’t cup, buckle, or develop gaps later. Your installer will follow this critical step for either solid or engineered hardwood.
  • Installation: Using the proper equipment, your installer will nail or glue boards in place, working from multiple cartons to create consistency in the look of the floor. When encountering unforeseen problems, experienced installers know how to solve them.
  • Overall quality: Professional installation ensures that your floor will look beautiful and perform well over time.

It’s a good idea to check with us directly to find out if there are other actions we recommend before installation. And we can also help you choose a highly skilled professional installer. Just call a member of our friendly sales staff.

Some of Our Suppliers:

  • Anderson
  • Appalachian
  • BR111
  • Bruce
  • Columbia
  • Harriss Tarkett
  • Homerwood
  • LM Wood
  • Mannington
  • Mirage
  • Mohawk
  • Paloduro
  • Pinnacle
  • UA Floors
  • Virginia Vintage
  • WFI

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Feel free to contact us for more information about our flooring services. Let us know if you need a specific type of laminate floor for your home. Call now.