We install and carry several brands of flooring products

Floor-ida, LLC has been in the flooring installation business for over 10 years and access to some of the best materials for your flooring and trim projects. From all types of hardwood, laminate flooring, tile, trim, molding and all the instalation supplies to make the job the best and withstand the test of time.

Installation always goes more smoothly with a few tips:

-We Install after other remodeling is completed
-We Schedule installation only after materials have arrived (Note: Many hardwoods should be acclimated in the room in which they will be installed 48 - 96 hours prior to installation
-Each type of flooring requires different sub-floor preparation that can include vapor barriers, padding or underlay, leveling compound, adding a rigid floor base, or other preparation.
-We can provide specific recommendations for the type of flooring involved.
-Large items (furniture, appliances, pianos, entertainment centers, computer equipment, toilets, gas stoves, etc.) require special discussions prior to installation day

Janka Hardness Test

The Janka hardness test measures the force in pound per square inch required to embed a 0.444” steel ball to half its diameter in a 2” x 2” x 6” piece of wood. This test is a good measurement of how a wood product will withstand denting and wear. By the same token, it’s also a good indicator of how hard a species is to saw or mill. The table to the right indicates testing results on different hardwood flooring species, including some acrylic impregnated species.

The Janka test is also a good indicator of how hard it would be to saw or nail into a species of wood. The higher the Janka measure, the harder and more resistant it is to denting. For example, Brazilian Teak with a Janka rating of 3540—one of the hardest species available—is almost three times as hard as Red Oak, rated at just 1290.

Wood Comparison
Bamboo flooring is not included on the Janka Hardness Scale. This is due to the fact that the numbers can vary due to the process and chemicals used to produce the optional caramelized or carbonized coloring in some bamboo flooring. Additionally, particular species of bamboo used in the flooring can impact the hardness. As a point of reference, one species is described here. When left with a natural finish, bamboo has a Janka rating of 1380. If carbonized to produce a darker color, bamboo’s hardness drops to 1180.

Brands we carry: ArborCraft, All Tile, Anderson, Award, BR111, Biltmore Collection By Anderson, Bruce, Certified Carpet Distributors, Columbia, Design Materials, Diamond W, Distinctive Origins, Galleher, Gilford, Global Trading Partners, Golden State, Harding, Hartco, Kahrs Lauzon, Louisville Wood Floors, Mannington, Mastercraft, Mohawk, MoldingsOnline, Montado, NRF, OshKosh, Premier Flooring, Robbins, Scandian, Shaw, Teragren, Tom Duffy, US Floors, William M Bird