Hardwood floor is timeless, reliable, and beautiful. That’s why hardwood is so popular. We have an extensive inventory of hardwood flooring options, and a team of flooring experts to help you answer your interior design questions. Questions like:
- Which type of wood should you buy?
- Which color or finish should I go with?
- Which wood width do I choose?
- What if the floor is a high traffic area?
- How do I protect my hardwood floor from my pets?
- Should I DIY install my hardwood floor or hire an installer?
- Solid or engineered wood flooring?
What Does Hardwood Flooring Cost?
Builders Interiors has the best prices around because we rely on high volume. That means our margins are low so that you can get hardwood flooring for as low as $3.50 per ft2.
- Jane M.
I had a fabulous experience working with Andy and Builders interiors. They worked with me during this crazy Covid time and did the installation in t... read more - 6/05/2020Rayna Vogel
As a local designer I find Builders Interiors to be a great one stop shop for all my flooring and tile needs! I've been working with Andy for many yea... read more - 5/07/2020
- Drew B.
Andy is very professional and a pleasure with whom to work. He met every deadline and exceeded my expectations in terms of courtesy and consideration.... read more - 3/22/2020David Cooper
My wife and I are now retired designer/builders, but we have worked with Ty and his wife Teresa for twenty years, since before they even officially op... read more - 3/05/2020
- Will Spencer
Builders Interiors is phenomenal!!!! I used them for both a Kitchen Remodel (backsplash and counters) as well as adding a carpeted running to my stair... read more - 2/27/2020Samantha Roland
"These guys are the best. Not only smart advice in their showroom, but they were fast, professional and came in at half the price of everyone else. ... read more - 12/18/2019
- Stacy Smith
We had damage to our hardwood floors repaired and all of our hardwood floors refinished, as well as having all of the carpets in our house replaced. ... read more - 9/10/2019Payal K.
Thanks to Ky from Builder Interiors who took our review seriously and stepped up to fix our issues and worked on the refund. I hope, in the future, th... read more - 8/03/2019
- L Swanson
I live in a condo and needed a lot of assistance getting my flooring needs met (think sound issues, specific materials, etc.). Kody was an huge suppo... read more - 5/12/2019
- Kristin B.
The job was done and the carpet looks great. The installer did not clean up any of the carpet remenants before he left so I had to clean up everything... read more - 5/06/2019L Swanson
I live in a condo and needed a lot of assistance getting my flooring needs met (think sound issues, specific materials, etc.). Kody was an huge suppo... read more - 4/18/2019
- Tanya Huber
Fantastic service, design, selection and execution. All the installers are easy to get along with and do great work. Ty and Teresa are my favorite a... read more - 2/12/2019Tanya Huber
Fantastic service, design, selection and execution. All the installers are easy to get along with and do great work. Ty and Teresa are my favorite a... read more - 1/29/2019
- Sujata S.
Very thorough, punctual, and did a good job working around our constraints. There were some issues with the transitions and they came back and redid t... read more - 7/25/2018Ali F.
My experience with this company was very good. Reeves was my sales associate. We wanted real hardwood flooring in our bedrooms. She was involved in m... read more - 7/09/2018
- Elgan Wade Lance
These guys saved our bacon when we ran out of tiles before we’d finished our project. Reeves was a huge help and made it possible for us to pick up ou... read more - 6/12/2018
- Field Cady
We had an excellent experience. Jenny was super nice and helpful, and helped us put together a job on a tight time schedule. The result was beautifu... read more - 4/11/2018Svetlana S.
I did some small job back in 2012 and I was happy with the experience. Wanted to change the countertops, went to numerous places offering so called ge... read more - 4/11/2018
- Heidi B.
Ty and Teresa Mortenson have been very helpful on three different projects at our house. We have used their team for a new bathroom tile shower proje... read more - 7/24/2017
- Drew Bauer
I have been purchased materials and install from builders since they opened. They communicate very well and show up and do a good job as promised. I'm... read more - 7/01/2017
- Cathie B.
I was/am so pleased and impressed with the customer service, scheduling of the measurement and the subsequent installation. My house was going on the ... read more - 11/11/2016Daryl H.
The sales person was professional but we hit a few snags. We were trying to coordinate the floor install with a water heater replacement but it was ha... read more - 9/17/2016
- Marsha Roderick
I couldn't be happier with the service my project received! Carpet and vinyl flooring was removed and Acacia hardwood was installed in approximately 1... read more - 6/12/2016
- Joy Rowe
These guys came highly recommended by a contractor friend, and we used them to do a carpet purchase and install at our rental house. Their estimate ca... read more - 6/12/2016Lisa B.
I want to update my review from 6/22/2015 on Ty Mortenson. He called me after the first of the year, said he read my review and honestly reported tha... read more - 4/05/2016
- a homeowner
We are preparing our house for sale and needed new carpeting because of pet damage and the age of the old carpet. We didn't want to spend a lot on the... read more - 11/04/2015
- Kim Meyer
Fantastic service, great pricing and diverse product selection. As a Real Estate Agent I love sending my clients to them and know they will be give... read more - 6/12/2015
- April L.
Great price compared to my other estimates. The floors aren't perfect but they are 85 years old so I think they did their best. The workers didn't spe... read more - 8/29/2014
- T P.
I just finished remodeling one bathroom in my house and am just starting the process of selecting materials for our second bathroom. I have been shop... read more - 1/12/2012
- Nancy W.
5 stars aren't enough. I have been in customer service for over 35 years so I pretty hard to please. Ty at Builders Interiors blew me away. He is the ... read more - 6/15/2011
- Carol S.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the incredible service you gave me. The company I called Building Interiors were absolutely inc... read more - 8/16/2010
Benefits Of Hardwood Flooring
Wood flooring is durable, low maintenance, and aesthetically pleasing. Carpet captures dirt and particles and can actually be harmful if not cleaned regularly. Hardwood floors do not have this concern because it attracts less dust, and doesn’t attract allergens or molds.
Types Of Wood Floor
With so many types of wood, which do you choose for your floor?
1.) Solid Wood Flooring
Solid wood flooring is exactly what it sounds like – a floor made of all wood planks. Solid wood floors are able to be sanded and refinished many times, unlike engineered wood. However, solid wood is susceptible to moisture so it should not be installed in humid areas or below-grade basements. Solid wood has more choices of wood species than engineered wood.
Solid Wood Thicknesses
Solid wood planks are usually cut to either 5/16” or 3/4”. The standard solid wood floor thickness is 3/4”.
Solid Wood Finishes
Unfinished solid wood is good for kitchens. Adding the finish after the floor is installed will fill the board seams which prevents water from getting in between.
Finished (pre-finished) solid wood makes the install process much simpler. There’s no sanding, no dust, gets the job done faster, and will have better warranties. You just don’t ensure that the board seams are filled.
2.) Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered wood is also called composite wood. Composite wood is a thin piece of wood on top layers of wood particles of various types of wood, plastic, and straw. Engineered wood is less expensive than solid wood, and does better against the elements. The surface is thin so it can only be sanded up to two times if done lightly, and doesn’t last as long. Some people avoid composite wood because of the chemicals used in the adhesive.
Engineered Wood Thickness
Composite wood planks are typically cut into ⅜” and ½” thick cuts. Both are commonly used.
Engineered Wood Finishes
Engineered woods come pre-finished nearly always.
What To Consider When Buying Hardwood Floor
- Species – for hardness & durability get domestic, for distinct appearance buy exotic
- Width – wide planks to hide seams & look rustic, thin planks to enlarge the space, parquet squares show off design & patterns
- Texture – smooth for a luxury look, distressed for a vintage look
- Hardness – the hardest woods are cherry, maple, and oak
- Color – exotic wood needs exposure to light to get the rich color, domestics have more color options
Hardwood Floor Trends
- Boards are getting wider – 6” use to be wide, but now 7” & 8” are available
- Grey tones – you could only get grey if you stained or glazed, but now you can buy fumed wood that looks aged and highlights the wood grain
For a step by step guide about how to choose hardwood flooring for your home in Seattle, check out our hardwood buying guide.
Don’t hesitate to reach out for a free quote or in home measurement as we are more than happy to give personal guidance on any part of your project helping you to love where you live!
Best Hardwood Installation Company In Woodinville
To simplify the wood floor buying process and make your home renovation project as fast and seamless as possible, we offer installation as well.
We install hardwood floors in Kirkland, Redmond, Seattle, Snohomish, and nearby areas.
Whether you need a hardwood floor for your apartment, condo, or house, we offer residential and commercial hardwood installation.
Best Hardwood Store Near Seattle
Wood flooring is the “real deal” and can add significant value to any home on the market or not. These products are just a fraction of all our selections—to really get a feel for what they would look like as part of your project we encourage you to stop by our Woodinville showroom to see, touch and feel the options in person. Our experienced sales staff can check out samples and answer any questions you have to ensure you’re getting the right product at the lowest price for any application!
As the owners of a flooring store in Woodinville, we’ve noticed that a lot of new buyers have the same questions. So here we’ve compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about hardwood, to make your research process a little easier.
What is Engineered Hardwood Flooring?
Unlike solid hardwood flooring, which is literally planks of wood, engineered (or composite) hardwood is made up of a thin slice of hardwood on top of high-quality plywood. It is less expensive and has slight moisture-resistant properties, but it doesn’t last as long as solid hardwood.
How Much Does Hardwood Flooring Cost?
You can get hardwood flooring for as little as $3.50 per square foot at our store. However, for attractive, high quality floors that will last a lifetime, you can expect to pay somewhere around $7-9 per square foot.
How Long Does Hardwood Flooring Last?
Solid hardwood floors usually last two decades as a minimum, but can easily last a lifetime. Composite floors last a decade or so before they need to be refinished.
Where To Buy Hardwood Flooring?
Where to Buy Hardwood Flooring?
Solid hardwood planks are usually three-quarters of an inch thick, whereas engineered hardwood is usually around half an inch thick. Thickness may vary based on the product you choose.
How Do You Take Care of Hardwood Flooring?
Hardwood floors need a lot of care, but they make up for it in value. You should be careful to mop up spills quickly, keep your floors clean, avoid dragging heavy objects across the floor, use felt pads under furniture and heavy appliances, and to get the floors refinished when needed.
How Do You Take Care of Hardwood Flooring?
Professionals usually charge $2-3 per square foot for refinishing hardwood floors. However, the prices may vary based on the material you have and its condition. Contact us for a quote today!
What to Put Under Furniture on Hardwood Floors?
While not absolutely necessary, we recommend placing felt pads under furniture and large appliances such as stoves and refrigerators, so they don’t scratch or stain the surface.
What is the Best Cleaner for Hardwood Floors?
You don’t need a special cleaner for hardwood. Just sweep the floors, and occasionally mop them with soapy water. Make sure to dry the floors afterward (wiping dry if needed). If you have textured hardwood, mopping would be inadvisable except in warm weather.
Check out our guide on the best way to clean your floor.
Still have questions? Get in touch by calling at 425-488-7777, or visit our discount flooring store in Woodinville! Our staff would be happy to help you.
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