We understand what it means to be a homeowner.
Everything we have in our homes represents who we are. The things we decorate with, the colors on our walls, our lighting, and our finishes, all express our personality. David and Steve Bird personally oversee all stages of your hardwood flooring project.
When you call Bird Hardwood Floors, you will have one of the Bird brothers in you home for the initial consultation. They can help you find the flooring and stain colorthat will best compliment you home.
When your flooring project starts, they will be there andmake all the arrangements while you are out of your home.
Upon completion Dave and Steve will make sure you are happy with your new wood floors. They will be available to resolve any concerns.
Continuity to Bird Hardwood Floors means someone you know and trust will care for your home from start to finish in providing your flooring needs.
We know the hardwood flooring market.
There are many types of hardwood Flooring in the market today. All types have their advantages and disadvantages.
Solid Hardwood Flooring
A solid hardwood floor is the most traditional wood floor. It is the only wood floor that is permanent. Solid flooring is ¾ inch thick. This is the only flooring we consider "Real."
  • Since a real wood floor is solid, it can be repaired, refinished, and recoated for the homes lifetime. Even in the oldest of homes you will still see these floors looking beautiful.
  • A real wood floor adds resale value to your home.
  • A real wood floor looks real. Since it is installed and sanded in house, there are no bevels between planks. The individual grains can be seen and felt
  • Your choice of stain color. Between sanding cuts we put color samples on you floor. We can help you get a color you really want, and will go with your décor.
  • Your choice of finishes. We offer dependable polyurethane finishes in all available sheens.
  • It is nailed down. If your subfloor is concrete, we use vapor barriers and 5/8 inch plywood as an underlayment and nail the flooring into the plywood. Since it is attached this way it will not sound hollow, will not bounce when you walk on it, and will add insulation value to your home.
  • A real wood floor usually installs in one day. After it is installed it needs to acclimate to the homes subfloor, temperature, and moisture levels. This usually takes a week. It may be walked on and can handle any normal construction activities. After the week of acclimation, the floor is sanded and finished. This normally takes three days.
Prefinished Hardwood Flooring
Solid prefinished floors are usually ¾ inch thick. The main advantage to these floors is that they are real, but no sanding is required in house. This is popular for home owners that live in their homes and do not want to be out of the house during sanding and finishing.
  • Less dust mess is a big factor in choosing prefinished hardwood flooring.
  • The downside to solid prefinished flooring is that the individual planks are beveled on all sides. This must be done since no in house sanding is done and there cannot be any sharp edges.
  • Prefinished wood can NEVER be sanded. Many salesman claim they can be sanded, but when you read the terminology, they mean lightly screened with a buffer screen and a new coat of finish applied.
Engineered Flooring
Engineered flooring is several layers of plywood with a veneer of real wood on the top. The advantages and disadvantages of this product are very similar to solid prefinished flooring. The main exceptions are that they are more competitively priced.
  • They are more stable with humidity changes.
  • They may be glued to a slap or stapled to a plywood subfloor.
  • They may NEVER be sanded, but may be screened and recoated.
Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is not hardwood or engineered. This product is a veneer of Formica type material on a composite substrate, with a printed pattern that resembles wood.
  • It is popular for a few reasons; It is very durable for pet traffic. It is economical compared to most other flooring. It is installed quickly.
  • Laminate is a "floating floor." It is installed on a thin foam or cushioning pad. The individual planks interlock or glue together, and floats on the subflooring.