Our Process

All of our employees are fully trained and experienced in providing high quality hardwood floors, ensuring every aspect from sub-floor preparation through to finishing, and ongoing maintenance is dealt with in a professional manner. We are simply the best in Chicago hardwood flooring.

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The natural beauty of hardwood floors – untouched. Solid hardwoods are extremely durable, more so than softwoods, and unfinished hardwood flooring can be stained and refinished over and over again giving you the opportunity to change the look of your floor without having to pull up and re-install new flooring. There really is nothing like solid, unfinished hardwood flooring to lend your décor warmth and beauty.

prefinished floor


Hardwood flooring with a factory-applied finish can perform better over time. To produce the highest quality hardwood flooring, stains and finish coatings are applied and dried in a factory-controlled environment eliminating the need for sanding, staining and applying protective coatings after the boards are installed. These floors have superior scratch and stain resistance qualities.


Engineered wood floors offer more resistance to slightly lower and higher moisture levels than solid wood flooring. This adds to their appeal for use in basements or in regions of the country that have higher or lower than normal relative humidity levels. This option can be directly glued-down over (dry) concrete slabs above or below grade or stapled down over a wood subfloor.

Types of Wood

Whether you are searching for residential or commercial wood flooring options our professional wood flooring design consultants have the best products for all conditions. Century Wood Floor’s commercially rated wood products include Bruce Hardwood Floors, Armstrong, Shaw, Mohawk, Bona, Minwax and many more. We specialize Red Oak, White Oak, Cherry, and Maple hardwood floors.

Red Oak

Red Oak

Red Oak is hard, durable and aesthetically pleasing with any decor and remains one of the most popular choices of consumers. Red Oak’s natural tone is a warm reddish brown.

Red Oak

White Oak

White Oak provides consistent color and attractive grain. Like Red Oak, it has excellent longevity and remains one of the most popular choices of consumers today.



Hickory is a traditional combination of strength, hardness and durability. It features a reddish to dark brown appearance with some boards exhibiting creamy white tones.

Red Oak


Ash varies from creamy white to dark brown in color; similar to White Oak but with a lighter golden hue. The grain is bold, straight and moderately open with occasional wavy figuring.

Red Oak


Walnut has a beautiful chocolate brown color with occasional pieces that are darker. Sapwood, in Walnut, can feature pieces that are soft white, creating a beutiful contrast.

Red Oak

American Cherry

American Cherry is valued for its rich color and beautiful grain. The heartwood of American Cherry varies from light to reddish brown, while the sapwood can be hearty white in coloration.


Brazilian Cherry

Brazilian Cherry, an exotic hardwood, is salmon red to reddish-brown in color. It turns russet or redish-brown when seasoned, often marked with dark streaks.


Brazilian Wallnut

Few hardwood options surpass the hardness and durability of Brazilian Walnut. Its timeless beauty will liven up and add character to any décor, contemporary or traditional.