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general information:
  • Wood Flooring selections are required before construction starts.
  • Wood Flooring selections may affect the slab pour and exterior door openings. 
Please review information and tips below. The diversity of selections is tremendous and takes some Buyers much more time than expected. We suggest limiting your selections to a few suppliers. Comparisons can be very time consuming and may not result in large cost savings. We have literature available at the office or you can contact one of our authorized vendors.

Every Selection and Decision involves common procedures. Many items listed are based on our "Standard" features package. Please check your specifications for features unique to your home.
  • Review your Specifications for Product Information and Allowances.
  • Review the NAHB Performance Guidelines.
  • Review the Use and Care Guidelines.
  • A Worksheet may be provided for your use.
After making your selection, sign the Order Authorization or corresponding Allowance Invoice and forward it to us for execution. No orders will be placed without authorization and payment. If orders are not placed by their deadlines, construction may be delayed.

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important information:

The thickness of various flooring materials and products may make it necessary to modify the concrete slab so the top of the various surfaces end up flush to one another. Nail-down wood flooring is typically one to one-and-one-half inches thick.

We suggest that you decide on all flooring surfaces just in case there are additional thickness issues that need to be coordinated with the concrete slab. It may not be necessary to finalize your selections, but we do need to know what flooring surfaces are going to be used in all areas of the home.

Flooring Vendor / Manufacturer / Style
Recessed Floor locations and extra cost
Stair Landings
Stair or Balcony Nosings
Time Extension

Nail-down (finished at the home site) wood flooring may add up to four (4) weeks to the construction schedule and completion of the home.

Recessed Floor Slab Costs Extra: Nail-down wood floors are 1-1/2” thick. This makes it necessary for the concrete slab to be recessed in areas where the wood floors are going to be installed. The concrete sub-contractor must install a form board around the perimeter of the area, accurately lining up with the edges of the walls. Sometimes this can be quite complex.

Both types of wood floor installations require shoe molding to be added to the bottom of the baseboards. If shoe molding is not included in your contract this will cost extra.

We have installed an equal number of each type of installation and “glue-down” is what we prefer, although we are happy to install either for you.

Nail-Down Wood Floors
When selecting a nail-down full-thickness wood floor, the concrete slab in the areas where the hardwood is to be installed, needs to be recessed over 1” so that the top surface of the wood floors will finish flush with other flooring surfaces. Wood forms and additional labor are necessary to create this recessed area. If you are comparing the cost of “nail-down” versus “glue-down” installation, this adds additional costs to the installation that we must calculate for you.
May be re-finished many times
May increase the construction time of your home by about two weeks.
The quality of on-site finishing may be affected by the weather.
Potential for problems if water gets under wood flooring from plumbing leak, spill or other water intrusion.

Glue-Down Wood Floors
Easier to install.
Available in a wide range of woods and finishes.
Does not delay construction.
May be re-finished a few times.
authorized vendors:
The Flooring Center
251 S Lake Destiny Dr
Orlando FL 32810
(407) 660-8400
(407) 252-7413

Walk On Wood
753 N Hwy 17-92
Longwood FL 32750
(407) 644-WOOD (9663)
(321) 229-5663

Please make an appointment to meet with our vendors. This will ensure that you will have their full attention upon your visit.
This selection should be conducted with a representative of Groninger Homes. We will schedule a meeting with the vendors if needed.

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