San Diego Hardwood Flooring & Installation, Solid Wood, Engineered Floors
SD Flooring Center & Design is your best source for hardwood floors. Serving San Diego for over 8 years now, we specialize in providing the best service for your flooring needs. We specialize in solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, hardwood installation and custom hardwood design.
Hardwood installation is one of our specialties, that is why we are confident in giving you a 100% warranty on our installation. You have no need to worry about any mistakes or shortcuts being done when it comes time to install your hardwood floors.
Solid hardwood floors come in a wide range of dimensions and styles, with each plank made of solid wood and milled from a single piece of timber. Solid hardwood floors were originally used for structural purposes, being installed perpendicular to the wooden support beams of a building. Modern construction techniques now rarely use wood building frames and solid hardwood floors are used almost exclusively for their appearance.
For flooring, solid wood has many limitations due to the natural characteristics of wood. Expansion and contraction of wood from moisture and temperature fluctuation puts many dimensional restrictions on solid wood floors. Typically, 5″ wide and 3/4″ thick boards are the largest that can be manufactured from solid wood without compromising the structure of the flooring (some manufacturers produce wider boards using proprietary milling techniques). There is, however, no standard size which will perform well in every environment. For contemporary construction techniques, the most significant characteristic of solid wood floors is that they are not recommended to be installed directly over concrete.
Solid wood can be cut in three styles: flat-sawn, quarter-sawn, and rift-sawn. However, because only one side of the wood is visible on flooring, “quarter-sawn” and “rift-sawn” will have the same appearance. Many solid woods come with “absorption strips” – grooves cut into the back of the wood that run the length of each plank. They are used to reduce cupping.
Solid wood floors are mostly manufactured with a tongue-and-groove for installation.
Chose laminate flooring to replace carpet over slab. Installers did not level the slab before putting product down. They were using metal framing hammers and breaking the edges. The laminate floor product was also not manufactured correctly. Contacted SD Flooring within 2 weeks concerning the floor buckling up. Many empty promises, no show repairmen, and being strung out. After 7 months of runaround I contacted the CALIFORNIA CONTRACTORS LICENSING BOARD to file a complaint at no cost to us. Finally got the owner's attention and he sent over a workman that had over 20 years experience to remove, float the slab and install a different laminate. We are now happy with the flooring and the very professional job that Juan did for us. Too bad the company didn't provide this level of service to begin with. Based on the lack of integrity and service I would strongly recommend using a different company. - By Anne A
I highly do NOT recommend SD flooring! The countertops were installed and were two completely different colors! It’s been months trying to get it fixed. They have no customer service, are highly unreliable and we are extremely disappointed! - By Alyssa W
I had a good experience with SD Flooring Center & Design. I had done work with them about 6 months ago they offered some good quality products. Most recently, there was a little change on the pricing, but everything else was definitely great. Overall, I enjoyed the customer-friendly staff and they were very easy to work with. They offer good quality products and I'm happy to be a customer for them. - By Jeff F