Rich, hardwood floors add a beautiful warmth to any home. With our wide selection of quality pre-finished hardwoods to choose from, hand-scraped to sleek and smooth, we have just the floor to meet your needs. We specialize in both the sale of and installation of pre-finished solid and engineered wood flooring.
Rainwood Interiors is the only Mirage Elite Maestro Dealer in Lincoln, thus having the largest selection and competitive pricing on Mirage wood floors.
Our ample selection of hardwood manufacturers include:
- Bella Cerra
- Castle Combe
- From the Forest
Additional offerings include:
- Sustainable Living Cork
- COREtec Luxury Vinyl Tile
- COREtec Bamboo
- IVC US Balterio Laminate
- Kentwood Evoke Laminate
Our wood floors are all pre-finished and ready to use. There is no need for on-site staining or finishing your floors, which translates into an order and mess-free installation. Most of the finishes on these products contain highest quality Aluminum Oxide, which creates a hard and even wear-layer. Wood floors can be solid (3/4” thick), or engineered (5/16” to 1/2” thick). Engineered floors are made up of alternating layers of a secondary wood that created dimensional stability, with the wear-layer giving the floor its beauty. Engineered wood floors can be installed on, below, or above grade, and can be installed on concrete. Our wood floors are available in many different species from Oak and Maple, to the exotics, such as Brazilian Cherry. They are also available in finishes that range from sleek and formal, to rustic and hand-scraped.
Cork floors, like wood floors, are manufactured from renewable resources. Most of the cork used for flooring comes from Portugal and is actually the bark of the Cork Tree. Cork floors are usually installed by using the “floating floor” method, but also come in glue-down tiles. Cork floors have many benefits, including being quite to walk on, and maintaining a more even temperature than other floors. Colors can range from natural to stained, light to dark.
Laminate floors are a great alternative to real hardwood flooring because they look like hardwood, without the cost. It is resilient to dents and scratches, and comes in a variety of colors and styles.
A compressed core layer gives laminate it’s structure and dent-resistant properties, while the decorative and wear layers produce it’s beautiful appearance and scratch resistance.
LVT (luxury vinyl tile) or LVP (luxury vinyl planks), are vinyl-based flooring material that closely mimics the look of natural materials through 3D images and textures. LVT has a high performance wear-layer and offers a less permanent flooring option than wood or ceramic, as it can be changed out more easily. It can be installed through a glue-down or “floating” method.
- Sweep or vacuum regularly so abrasive dirt won’t scratch the finish.
- Wipe up any spilled liquid quickly from your floor.
- Watch out for high heels, and worn or damaged shoes of any kind – they are hardwood flooring’s worst enemy after sand and water.
- Put mats outside and inside entrances. This will prevent the build-up of sand and dirt on the floor.
- Put mats in front of the kitchen sink, the dishwasher, and all kitchen work stations to protect your floor from dropped utensils and spills of water, detergent, and food.
- Avoid mats with rubber or other dense backing that prevents airflow and traps abrasive dirt and moisture.
- Attach felt pads to the feet of all furniture to make it easier to move and prevent scratches. Keep the pads clean and replace if damaged.
- Replace plastic casters with wide rubber or soft polyurethane casters.
- Protect the floor when moving furniture. Use a mat turned upside down with a slightly smaller piece of plywood on top of it. Place furniture on top and slide it.
- Maintain humidity levels between 40%-50%, for your own health as well as for the protection of your floor and wooden furniture. Use a hygrometer (relative humidity indicator) to check moisture content in the air to ensure that relative humidity is within the recommended range.
- Avoid exposing your floor to sunlight and intense artificial light, which can cause wood to change color. This is a completely normal and natural phenomenon. The lighter the wood, the more pronounced the change will be.
- Move your carpets and furniture occasionally, and use a minimum number of light sources to keep color changes uniform.
- Do not pour cleaner directly on the floor.
- Do not leave excess water behind when mopping.
- Never use floor wax, oil-based detergent, or any other household cleaner on your floor. These products can damage the finish and leave a greasy film that makes your floor slippery, difficult to maintain, and impossible to refinish without deep sanding and complete revarnishing.
- Do not raise or lower the temperature of a radiant heating system by more than 5 degrees fahrenheit per day, when turning the system on or off.