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WEST COAST FLOOR COMPANY

   HARDWOOD FLOOR SPECIALIST                                 707-864-2199 

 REFINISHING | SOLID | ENGINEERED | LAMINATE | LVT | VINYL | CARPET | LINO

Browse Our Services

Our Flooring Services Include:

  • Hardwood (solid, engineered & laminate) Sales
  • Wood Floor Installation
  • Wood Floor Repairs
  • Wood Floor Refinishing
  • Custom Wood Floor Boarders
  • Custom Inlays
  • Custom Stain & Stain Matching
  • Custom Stairs
  • Water Bourne Finishes & Oil Bourne Finishes
  • Buff & Re-Coat Wood Floors
  • Cleaning Wood Floors
  • Carpet Sales
  • Carpet Install
  • Carpet Binding
  • Carpet Repair & Re-Stretch
  • Vinyl Sales
  • Vinyl Install
  • Vinyl Repair
  • Tile Sales - We have the largest selection, in the Vallejo - Benicia - American Canyon area
  • Tile Install
  • LVT Sales
  • LVT Install

 

Hardwood - Engineered - Laminate

Hardwood
Hardwood floors are made from solid, natural wood and depending on the kind of floor you want, you can purchase a variety of wood species. 

The entire plank is made from wood, it is the only material used in the manufacturing of hardwood floors.  Modern hardwood is typically made with a tongue and groove system for easy installation . Hardwood floor is easy to sand and refinish, and requires a healthy amount of maintenance to keep them looking great.  They are easier to damage than the two other floor types discussed here though, so buyer beware.  Not only do they dent easier (i.e. if you walk with stilettos or drop a heavy object on the floor you’ll see dents), they cannot be left  wet or else they’ll become damaged (the boards will swell and expand).

Hardwood flooring is almost always more expensive but no one can argue how gorgeous it looks or feels when you walk on it. 

 Engineered Hardwood

The best way to describe engineered hardwood flooring is to think of it like a hybrid car; it’s a little bit of  laminate and a little bit of hardwood. 

It’s core is usually plywood or high-density fiberboard (HDF) and the  top layer is composed of a of hardwood veneer which is glued atop the core to mimic nearly any species of hardwood.  Engineered hardwood has the natural characteristics of the selected wood species as opposed to a photographic layer (which is what you get with laminate).  The reason people tend to choose engineered hardwood over natural hardwood is garner greater moisture and heat resistance because of the core material.

Laminate
Laminate is durable, cost-effective and comes in a variety of colors, textures and sizes. 

It’s very versatile!  The core of product is typically made of High Density Fiber (HDF) as opposed to actual slabs of wood. The top layer is a photographic layer which is designed to mimic the look you’re going for i.e. hardwood, bamboo, knotted wood, etc.  Laminate planks are typically 3/8” thick and are installed using a tongue and groove locking system, meaning you can install or uninstall with ease. It’s the most durable and easiest to clean (read: it can handle the most abuse). When you walk on it, you hear a shallow tap.