BCAL Flooring Consultants are experts in hardwood flooring in Marietta GA. We want all of our customers to have a great understanding of the different options in hardwood—from installation to refinishing—so we can help find the perfect fit for your home.
Hardwood Flooring Options
When we talk about “hardwood” we are generally referring to one of two types. Solid hardwood flooring planks are 100% natural wood. Engineered hardwood planks are a combination of natural hardwood and a manufactured core. There are benefits to each, depending on what your goals are for your home.
Solid hardwood floors are milled to a ¾” thick plank. Over time, they can be sanded and refinished several times, giving them great longevity. However, they are more expensive because they are solid wood. We have a wide array of prefinished solid hardwood flooring options, or you can elect to have the flooring installed unfinished, then finish it on site. Planks come in a variety of widths, from 2 ¼“ up to 11”.
We install solid hardwood floors by either nailing or stapling them to the subfloor. Because they are a natural material, they can shrink and expand to some extent. Because of this, we do not recommend installing solid hardwoods in areas with a lot of water, such as bathrooms.
Engineered hardwood planks have a much thinner layer of natural wood that is laminated to a core of manufactured plywood or fiberboard material. They look just as great as solid hardwood, and they cost less. However, because the hardwood layer is thin, we cannot sand and refinish engineered flooring the way we can with solid wood.
Flooring installation for engineered wood can be easier than with solid hardwood; options include nailing, gluing, and even snapping into place as a floating floor. They are more water-resistant since their core is not prone to expansion. They are a great option for many people, particularly if cost is a driving factor.
Types of Hardwood
Not all varieties of wood are created equal. To be a true “hardwood” means the lumber is coming from a few species of trees. These include:
- Brazilian Cherry
Other softer woods like Western White Pine, Birch, Cherry, and American Walnut are much more prone to showing wear and tear over the years. We generally do not recommend these options to our customers unless they are specifically seeking a wood flooring option that will show imperfections with time.
Caring for your Hardwood Floors
Though hardwood is durable, you will still want to take proper care to maximize your investment. We always recommend using felt pads on the bottoms of furniture to avoid scratching the wood. It’s also a great time to institute a “no shoes” policy indoors, to reduce the amount of dust and dirt coming in, as well as to avoid any scratches from hard-soled shoes or high heels.
There are several cleaning products on the market that do a great job removing dust and dirt, and also protecting the finish on your floors. We can review our recommendations with you based on the type of flooring you choose.
BCAL Flooring Consultants
As one of the area’s leading hardwood flooring companies, BCAL Flooring Consultants is pleased to offer our customers a full array of services. From selecting the perfect hardwood to completing expert flooring installation and hardwood floor refinishing, BCAL is ready to help you achieve the vision you have for your home. If you are interested in hardwood flooring in Marietta, GA or the surrounding areas, give us a call at 770-652-6948 or make an appointment to visit our showroom. We are open Monday through Saturday, 8 AM-5 PM. Closed Sundays. Proudly serving Cobb, Cherokee, and North Fulton counties.
They did a great job! They refinished old hardwoods and put new flooring where ugly 70’s carpet used to be.... read moreKelly C.
Bill and his crew did a fantastic job. I used them for 2 seperate projects and each time they were... read moreJoan O.
They did a great job with our floors. Very happy with the outcome. Would recommended to friends who... read moreAlexander Evans
I had 3k sqft sanded and refinished on-time over Spring Break while traveling. BCAL were able to remove and replace... read moreLinh Tran
Bill is a trusted source for your flooring needs. His crew installed the flooring for my upstairs, and they were... read moreJason Rhoads
Bill and his people are honest, reliable and trustworthy. We would not hesitate to recommend them to any of... read moreTheron Colvin
Very professional, went out of their way to accommodate my schedule, cleaned up after themselves, problem solvers! The kitchen... read moreTracy Hollingshead
We have had two excellent experiences with BCAL; existing hardwoods refinished and new hardwoods installed. In both engagements... read moreRon Cicerchia
Excellent selection, service, and installation. Bill and his team are true professionals in every way!Jennifer Massey
Bill did a phenomenal job for us on our previous home as well as our current home. He... read moreByron Godwin
Bill was very friendly & helpful when he came over to measure. He gave us good recommendations. The installers were... read moreLiz Platner
Bill did a wonderful job at the time and price he agreed to. A real professional who knows his stuff.G Grindley
Classic and clean! BCAL is family owned and dependable with competitive fair pricing on quality products and service. Experienced and... read morePam S.
Bill and his crew did a fantastic job. I used them for 2 seperate projects and each time they were... read moreJoan O'Connell
We have had two excellent experiences with BCAL; existing hardwoods refinished and new hardwoods installed. In both engagements... read moreRon C.
Guys! This is my Dad’s flooring company! If you live in the Atlanta area and need new floors, he’s your... read moreAndrea A.