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Flooring From Pucher’s

mar292013Flooring is a necessity and too often we attempt to take some shortcuts because we are sure that will save some money. One of the most common shortcuts taken with flooring is to go with a discount provider that sells and installs the project, and who often leaves the buyer with unsatisfactory results. Naturally, this can make it likely that a property owner ends up spending even more to get the job done properly, and it could all have been avoided by simply turning to a quality vendor.

Going with Flooring from Pucher’s

Since 1928, property owners in the Cleveland, OH area have turned to Pucher’s for their flooring needs. Today, it is one of the wisest choices that could be made because the firm has decades of experience, a commitment to top of the line customer service, and an extensive array of flooring options.

For instance, you can get the most popular types of carpeting from the most trusted manufacturers, but you can also explore options in ceramic tile, laminate, vinyl, wood, and cork flooring options too. They even have high-quality area rugs as well.

Additionally, Pucher’s makes design consultation options readily available. That means that anyone confused, overwhelmed, or simply new to the process of choosing flooring and having it properly installed can turn to their expertise and knowledge.

The Complexity of Flooring

This may be oversimplifying the matter because flooring is something that demands a great deal of time, thought, planning, and attention. After all, how do you begin to measure for an installation of laminate? How do you know just which type of carpet, and which colors to choose? What about choosing the right flooring for the type of traffic that makes its way through the room?

There are those questions and dozens more to consider. Thankfully, Pucher’s has a strong team of truly experienced and talented designers who ask their clients all of the right questions in order to guide them towards the ideal choices. While they get flooring that satisfies their decor and design preferences, the flooring from Pucher’s also lives up to their needs and their goals.

Just consider, you may be renovating a home to be as eco-friendly and green as possible. Some carpeting is not that earth-friendly, and you may be entirely unaware of the best brands or materials for your goals. The Pucher team can review all of their eco-friendly, renewable, or even recyclable flooring choices and make absolutely certain the client gets all that they had hoped.

What to Expect

This means that you can anticipate getting good choices and tons of support when you choose Pucher’s flooring choices, but you also get the many benefits that this firm offers. Free measures, expert design support, a remarkable “no regrets” guarantee, free quotes, and a vast array of flooring choices are what Cleveland area clients have come to expect. This is one of the reasons that around 80% of the firm’s business is from “word of mouth” instead of standard advertising and marketing.

So, if you are in need of a worry free flooring installation, but are confused by the choices, the installation process, or the wide range of options, you can turn to flooring from Pucher’s. They are the type of firm that your friends and neighbors would recommend because of their quality and expertise. Because flooring is something that takes such a high amount of traffic and wear and tear, and because it is a major component in our homes, it is best to get quality support and to go with a firm known for providing the best product and services at the best prices.

The Benefits of Engineered Wood Flooring

grandinroad-resized-600At Pucher’s, we’re bullish on engineered wood flooring.  We think they are a win-win for everyone – you, your home and the environment.

Engineered hardwoods are perfect for our NE Ohio  climate.  Because of their ingenious structure, these floors are more resistant to changes in temperature and humidity than solid wood flooring.  If you install a solid wood floor in your home, it is important to maintain a constant temperature and humidity level in your home at all times.  Even doing so, you should expect that the wood will expand during the warmer, humid summer months and contract in the cold, dry winter months.  We have seen some beautiful, high-quality solid hardwood floors warp and gap because of this.  The problem is even worse with solid exotic hardwoods because they tend to absorb a lot more moisture than American hardwoods.

In contrast, engineered floors are constructed of multiple layers of wood that are cross-layered, glued and pressed together.  The graining of each layer runs in the opposite direction of the layer above and below it, thus acting as a check and balance system, keeping the wood from expanding or shrinking too far in one direction.  This cross-ply construction makes these floors more resistant to higher moisture levels.  This means they can be used on any grade of your home, including the basement and over any concrete slab.  Also, engineered floors are installed differently than solids.  Engineered planks can be stapled down, glued down or “floated” – a technique in which the tongue and grooves of the boards are glued together but the floor is not glued down to the subfloor.  So, if this floor expands and contracts, it moves as one unit, preventing gapping between planks.

Another bonus – engineered floors are economical and eco-friendly.  Generally, engineered floors cost less than solid hardwoods simply because they use less wood.  Suddenly, the American walnut floor you love becomes a whole lot more affordable!  We like Shaw’s Epic hardwood floors because they not only have attractive pricing, their inner cores are made from recycled wood, using 67% less harvested wood.

We know that some people might feel better buying a solid wood floor because they believe they can refinish it if needed.  But even solid wood floors have a limit to the number of times they can be refinished because you can’t sand them down below their nail heads.  Most engineered floors can be refinished 1-3 times depending on the thickness of the top layer of wood.  Plus, the extreme durability of today’s hardwood finishes (on both solid and engineered) makes this a mute point.  Many floors today are coated with an aluminum oxide finish that is so durable, it comes with a Lifetime Warranty.  Shaw’s Epic Hardwood floors have a 2-4 mil aluminum oxide coating that can last 40-100 years.  So you’ll never need to worry about refinishing.

So next time you’re shopping for flooring, take a look at engineered hardwoods.  They are a smart solution for all of us in NE Ohio and they just might save you some money as well as benefiting the environment!  For more information, click here for our Flooring webpage -Wood Flooring or come in to Pucher’s and talk to one of our design consultants.  They will be happy to show you our wide selection of gorgeous engineered hardwoods and help you choose the right floor for your home and lifestyle.