various types of wood flooring

Our Wood Floor Installation Services Cover Many Types of Flooring!

If you plan to build or remodel your home, you know the importance of getting every detail right for this project.

An impressive detail is wood flooring, which can easily enhance your home’s overall look and feel for every guest and family member. A common upgrade from carpeting, natural wood flooring adds an exceptional touch of class and style to any room while making it cozier at the same time.

And other materials that are made of wood or look like wood are also exciting alternatives to carpeting that add visual texture and a wide range of colors. Look no further than Maple Wood Floors II as your source for top-quality wood flooring installation services in New Jersey.

We are a family-owned, full-service wood floor contractor in New Jersey, providing high-quality wood floor installations in homes and businesses for over 15 years. We have an extensive list of satisfied customers.

We have worked hard to earn our reputation for providing the highest quality workmanship and the best customer service in our service areas.

Types of wood flooring we can install

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Solid hardwood floors

Solid wood flooring is made 100% from natural wood planks, including oak, maple, birch, cherry, and hickory.

It is thick and can be re-sanded many times while fully retaining its resistance and beauty with a fresh finish. Because it is sourced from a single piece of material, it can expand and contract as moisture and temperatures fluctuate.

Because of this, our wood floor experts lay this flooring over multiple days so it can acclimate to your home’s current environmental conditions.


  • Natural, classic beauty
  • Strong and durable
  • Versatile decor foundation
  • Low maintenance, easy cleaning
  • Lowers allergies and respiratory issues
  • Excellent return on investment
  • Eco-friendly manufacture and disposal
  • Easy to sand and refinish to restore the original beauty


  • High cost vs. other materials
  • Allows scratches and gouges
  • Potential moisture damage
  • Potential creaking and acoustic echoing
  • Potential slipping and sliding, especially for pets
engineered wood flooring in a conference room

Engineered wood floors

An engineered wood floor is composed of several layers of wood pressed together to form a plank.

It is manufactured in various looks and finishes but most commonly is made of wood veneers.

An engineered floor is an excellent choice for Northeastern homes because it resists cracking and spacing between boards that can occur over time from fluctuations in moisture and temperature.


  • Lower cost than hardwood flooring (materials and labor)
  • Resists changing temperature changes
  • Resists moisture damage
  • Allows modest use of exotic or rare wood species
  • Eco-friendly


  • Limited resurfacing ability
  • High maintenance
  • Lower quality and structural integrity vs. hardwood
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Laminate flooring installations

Laminate flooring is called “laminate wood flooring” because the base layer consists of pressed wood particles that form half-inch composite sheets.

These sheets have photorealistic images of wood grains added above that base. That layer is covered with a transparent, hard-plastic wear layer.


  • Inexpensive compared to other flooring types
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Resists warping and shrinking
  • Superior scratch resistance to children and pets
  • Installs quickly


  • Chips easily
  • Base can swell from moisture
  • Lacks authentic wood look and feel
  • Joints will wear over time
photo of reclaimed wood floors in bedroom

Reclaimed wood flooring

Previously, contractors used reclaimed wood flooring for building walls, beams, or flooring, shipping crates, church pews, and more.

Reclaimed wood can be old-growth wood that has lived through decades of storms, fire, and drought. Some reclaimed wood could have been used a century ago.


  • Sturdy hardness that can be far greater than virgin wood
  • Guilt-free exotic or rare wood use
  • Unique look of weathered aging
  • Can earn LEED points toward green building
  • Stories to tell about your flooring’s past life


  • Risk of false origin stories
  • Expense from deconstructing and handling
  • Past use of toxic treatments requires testing
  • Potential pest infestation
LVP floor in bedroom

Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) flooring

Some LVP flooring is made of engineered wood and plastic.

It has a hard backing layer, a layer that looks like real or fake wood or stone, and two clear top layers that protect it from everyday wear and tear.

In “wood” applications, it lays down like planks of actual lumber, helping it look like the real thing. Manufacturers can also make it look like stone.


  • Very affordable (five to ten times less expensive than hardwood)
  • Easy installation
  • Large assortment of colors, patterns, and textures
  • Rugged and durable
  • Easy maintenance and repair


  • Inconsistencies in construction and thickness between manufacturers
  • Difficult to remove
    Fading from lack of UV resistance in less expensive brands
  • Cannot be sanded or refurbished
  • Not eco-friendly
LVT floor in kitchen

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) Flooring

LVT is made of durable luxury vinyl that simulates the look of hardwood, stone, or ceramic tiles.

Styles range from rustic cabin timber to polished stone to ceramic castings.

It is comprised of a tile backing, a vinyl core, a print film layer, and a transparent heavy-duty protective “wear layer.”


  • Much stronger than real wood floors
  • Inexpensive compared to real wood floors
  • Easy installation requiring interlocking, floating, or glue-down


  • Synthetic texture inferior to laminate flooring and far below wood flooring
  • Difficult to remove
  • Cannot be sanded or refurbished
  • Styles change every five or so years, so replacement tiles are unlikely
  • Not eco-friendly

We also offer cork, bamboo, and other flooring materials!

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How to choose among our many flooring installation services?

Choosing among the many options we offer for wood floor installations depends on your particular tastes and goals.

With budget constraints often controlling household decisions, it is essential to consider which flooring option can fit your available space and meet your budget.

As you weigh your options, think about your choices in terms of style and durability.

If budget is your biggest concern, vinyl is often the best choice. It is easy to clean, resists stains and moisture, and is inexpensive compared to natural wood floors.

However, it is not suitable for everyone because it is available in only a few colors and does not look as stylish as natural wood floors.

Natural wood options such as Brazilian walnut or teak are incredibly durable and stylish.

The downside, however, is that they are expensive and difficult to maintain. Laminate flooring offers the benefits of wood at a lower price.

It is easy to install and maintain. It comes in various styles, from wood floors to stone floors.

So, while laminate might not look or feel like natural wood, it is beautiful and will last for many years.

Be sure to take a look at our complete range of services

Call our expert flooring installers today for a free estimate

Whatever wood-based flooring choice is right for your residential or commercial project, or if you have questions before deciding, please get in touch with our licensed and fully insured wood floor contractors.

Our company will provide an on-site consultation and estimate and show you floor samples of different flooring types from many high-quality manufacturers.

Our NJ flooring installation professionals know what to expect when installing different kinds of flooring.

Our professional installers know how hard it can be to put down any kind of floor, from removing the old floor to preparing and leveling the subfloor to figuring out how humidity and moisture in your home might affect your best flooring choices.

Contact us today for a free estimate. We will work with you to ensure you get the most out of your investment, including exceptionally professional work at affordable prices.

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