Stylish Hardwood Flooring in Cincinnati, OHin Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Dayton
Hardwood flooring has become one of the most popular choices for homeowners in recent years. The rich look of hardwood floors can add warmth and charm to any room in your home. Today’s hardwood flooring comes in a range of varieties that include traditional oak, maple, and ash, as well as more exotic styles that include Ipe, Cumaru, and Tigerwood. We carry a huge inventory of hardwood flooring that has unique visual characteristics and will give your home a stylish, signature look you’ll love. We also offer a range of finishing and molding options that will increase the lifespan of your floors and offer a quality accent to your home. We’ve served the community of Cincinnati, OH, for over 50 years, and in that time, we’ve built a reputation for quality flooring options, expert flooring installations, and affordable prices. Contact us today for more information.
Types of hardwood flooring
Discover the wide variety of gorgeously figured woods available in several finishes, edgings, and widths that you’ll only find at McSwain Carpets & Floors. From the warmth of traditional American hardwood to hand-scraped and exotic woods like bamboo, wenge, or Brazilian walnut, McSwain features an extensive collection of wood flooring that gives a distinctive appearance to any home. We offer many varieties of hardwood to choose from that each offer distinctive advantages. Our hardwood floor inventory includes:
- Solid hardwood floors – 100% milled from natural sources, easily modifiable with finishes and sanding, an excellent option for most living areas in your home
- Engineered wood floors – produced from three to ten layers of wood, humidity-resistant, and very durable
- Longstrip wood floors – affordable and effective for basement floor needs, moisture-resistant
No matter your flooring needs, we can provide you with quality hardwood flooring options that are economical and durable and look amazing. Contact us now to schedule a no-obligation hardwood floor consultation.
Finishing and molding options
Picking the right hardwood floors for your home is just the first step in the process, you’ll want to decide the kind of finish and molding you’d like to accompany your hardwood floor installation to give your floor a more finished elegant look. We offer affordable pre-finish and finishing options that can match your tastes and your budget. Our finishing options include:
- Pre-finish wood flooring – available on a wide variety of wood flooring, requires less installation time, and has extended factory warranties
- Custom-finish wood flooring – give your floors a unique finish of your choice and a smooth uniform feel and look
We also offer a wide variety of coordinate moldings that are elegant, durable, and affordable. These include stairnose moldings, reducers, threshold, t-molding, wall base, and quarter round options. Our molding creates an excellent transition between wall, floors, and doorway thresholds and can effectively conceal required expansions and spaces.
Quality hardwood floors for an affordable price
Our hardwood floors are built from the finest materials and we offer a huge variety of both natural and manufactured wood options to meet your unique needs. We carry both local and exotic wood varieties in a wide range of colors and finishes to match your tastes and our custom molding and finishing can ensure your floors have an exceptional overall look and feel. Contact us today to find out how we can best serve you.
Contact us now for a hardwood floor consultation.
Flooring & Carpet in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Northern Kentucky
At McSwain Carpets & Floors, we understand your need for quality flooring and carpet options and we’ll prioritize your needs. We offer a vast inventory that includes the latest designer trend floors as well as classic styles that appeal to everyone. Whether you have a large bustling family that needs durable carpeting or you’re looking for a plush feel and stylish look for your floors that will accent your home’s aesthetic, we can provide you with flooring options you’ll love. We use only the finest materials and all our products are backed by a rock-solid manufacturer’s warranty. We stand behind all our installation work and we’ll ensure you’re more than satisfied with the results. McSwain has exclusive STAINMASTER® product collections, services, and warranties you can’t find anywhere else. We offer our exclusive Platinum Promise™, which means if your Platinum Collection™ carpet becomes permanently stained, it will be replaced. Contact us today to schedule an estimate.
Types of Wood Flooring
The end results may look the same, but there are distinct advantages for using each type under different applications. Once installed it is extremely difficult to tell these construction types apart.
- 100% hardwood milled from lumber
- ¾” thickness allows the floor to be sanded and refinished over several generations
- Expands & contracts – installers compensate for this movement by leaving an expansion gap between the floor and the wall. Base molding is used to hide the extra space
- Not recommended for installation below ground level or in bathrooms
- Produced with three to ten layers of wood
- Each layer is stacked in a cross grain configuration and bonded together under heat & pressure
- Less likely to be affected by changes in humidity
- Can be installed at all levels of the home
- Engineered construction with a long and wider plank
- Allows the top layer to splice 2-3 rows of thin hardwood strips into one plank
- Can be glued down, stapled or floated over a wide variety of sub-floors
- Can be used almost anywhere in the home, including dry basements
Pre-Finished vs Site-Finished
- Offer a wider variety of wood species
- Saves hours of labor & cleanup
- Extended factory warranties
- Allows you a custom, job-site finish
- Smooth, uniform surface
Coordinated moldings add the finishing touch and are available for all styles and colors.
- Provides proper transition for the steps
- Proper transition when hardwood flooring meets other floor coverings
- Used at exterior doorways as a transition between flooring and doorway threshold
- Also used as a transition from wood floors to different flooring surfaces when the reducer doesn’t work
- Used in doorways to join two wood floors in adjoining rooms
- Recommended when making transitions from a wood floor to another floor that is approximately same height
- Used to provide expansion joints when a floor dimension exceeds a length of 40’ or a width of 30’
- Wall Base
- Dramatic finishing touch with borders at the base of walls
- Conceals required expansion space between the wall and the hardwood flooring
- May be used under cabinets as a cover for toe kicks
- Quarter Round
- Conceals expansion surface
- Used under cabinets where wall base won’t fit
- Used at the base of a stairway to provide subtle blend between horizontal and vertical surfaces
Caring for Your Hardwood Floor
- Protect the finish with the use of throw rugs in entry areas and high traffic areas. Throw rugs will capture abrasive grit. Rugs should be shaken regularly to prevent grit build up.
- Do not use water to clean the floor. Dust mopping the floor as needed based on the amount of use is the best method to remove grit and soil from the floors finish. Vacuums’ without a beater bar are recommended.
- For heavy soil removal we recommend the use of a wood floor cleaner such as McSwain Poly Clean. Please check the manufacturer recommended cleaner for your specific floor. Do not apply products such as waxes, polishes and silicone. These are found in products such as Old English, Windex, Murphy’s Oil Soap and similar products. The use of these products will prevent your ability to apply a new finish in the future without the expense of re-sanding the floor.
- Use of floor protectors on furniture will help prevent scratches and dents. These should be brushed clean from time to time to prevent soil build up on the pad.
- Avoid high heels on hardwood surfaces. All hardwood floors have a point at which they will dent and compress the wood fiber. These dents can only be removed by re-sanding the entire floor.
- Do not move heavy objects on hardwood without protecting the surface. The best practice is to move objects on heavy cardboard or wood panels. Still use caution when twisting not to scratch the finish.
- Wipe up all spills and moister with a dry cloth as soon as possible.
- Specialty finishes such as waxed and oil rubbed floors require separate maintenance steps. Please consult with McSwain for guidance on these finishes.