New Hardwood Installation – Unfinished and Prefinished

New Hardwood Installation:

There are two main types of Pre-finished Harwoods – Solid and Engineered.

Solid hardwoods are what most people are familiar with. Most come in 3/4″ thickness, and widths of 2.25″ wide to 5″ wide. Advantages of solid 3/4″ floors are that they are solid wood, which will add the most value to your home. They can also be re-finished multiple times, most at least 3 times. Dis-advantages to solids are they can be more susceptible to moisture and season changes. The also do not work well over concrete or when they are glued down.

Engineered Floors are normally made up of a plywood core with a veneer of hardwood on top. Once installed, it is hard to tell an engineered floor apart from a solid. Engineered floors are more versatile than solids, most can be either nailed down, floated, or glued down. The fact that they have a plywood core makes them much more resistant to expansion and contraction, and they are much less likely to have gaps appear. Most multi level condo’s require some type of sound deadening barrier between the hardwood and the subfloor, so using an engineered floor with a sound barrier pad is usually the best choice.

Sanding and Finishing of your Existing Hardwoods

We offer a variety of finish options from traditional Swedish Finish, Low VOC Commercial Water Based Finish to Zero VOC Oil Finishes such as Rubio Monocoat and Osmo Hardwax Oil. All of these finishes have different advantages and disadvantages, ask your Estimator which one is right for you.

Brands of Swedish Finish we offer:

Glitsa Swedish Finish

Synteko Swedish Finish

Brands of Water Based Finish we offer:

Bona Finishes

Glitsa Water Based Finish

Oil and Hard Wax Finishes we Offer:

Osmo Hardwax Oil

Rubio Monocoat Oil

Stain Color Charts:

Duraseal Stains – colors shown are on Red Oak


Cork flooring is a wonderful product. Harvested from the Cork Oak Tree, it is also sustainable. It is available in either tile or floating plank form. Most of our installations are the floating plank style, the most common size being 12″ x 36″ planks. Cork works great on both concrete and wood sub-floors. It is naturally sound deadening, and unlike other hard surface floors, it remains warm to the touch, even over concrete.

We carry:

Wicanders Cork

Seville Cork

US Floors



Bamboo is one of the fastest growing segments of new types of hardwood flooring. Technically a grass, bamboo makes for a great floor. Newer Strand Woven Bamboo’s are 2 to 3 times harder than oak. Bamboo is available as a solid and engineered product, so it can be installed over most surfaces.

Brands we carry:

Teragren Bamboo

Ecofusion Bamboo


Tile and Natural Stone

We install tile and stone floors along with custom shower and tub surrounds. Tile requires a level of precision above all floor coverings, and our tile setters do amazing work. We can replace your aging tub or shower surrounds with an updated tile and give you the spa look right at home. For tubs and showers we off traditional mud pan and cement board or we can use the Wedi Tile System. Wedi board offers superior protection against leaks that is ideal for upstairs showers and tubs or condos.

Brands of tile we carry are:

Bedrosian Tile and Stone

Pental Stone and Tile

Thompson Tile

MSI Tile and Stone

Wedi Tile System

Carpet – Wool and Synthetics

We carry both traditional Nylon carpet and also Natural Wool products. We also offer quick installation, and can usually have your carpet installed in less than 7 days if the material is in stock, and normally no longer than 14 days if we have to order it.

We carry carpet from:

Caress by Shaw – Made in USA

Tuftex of California – Made is USA

Philly Queen Commercial by Shaw – Made is USA

Design Materials




Linoleum is a great choice for any room. Normally used in bathrooms and kitchens, we are now installing linoleum in all different areas. Linoleum is a renewable product made from natural ingredients. It is naturally anti-static and antimicrobial and is ideal for individuals with allergies and respiratory disorders. It easy to keep clean and will last for years.

We carry:

Marmoleum by Forbo

Marmorette by Armstrong


Vinyl and Resilient Flooring

Traditional vinyl is an inexpensive and stylish way to cover your floors. Vinyl works great in wet areas, such as kitchens and baths, and also does well in below grade areas, such as basements.

We carry:

Armstrong Vinyl Flooring

Mannington Vinyl Flooring

Tarkett Vinyl Flooring

IVC – Flexi-Tec Vinyl flooring


Luxury Vinyl Plank and Tile


The fastest growing segment of hard surface flooring is Luxury Vinyl Plank and Luxury Vinyl Tiles, LVP and LVT for short. LVP is quickly replacing laminate floors as the best alternative to traditional hardwoods. Some of the new products look just like wood, but the durability and water resistance is far superior. LVP can be installed in several different ways – direct glue down, floating click, or Static loose lay. Most commercial applications opt for a glue down, while most residential applications are floating click. Check with your salesperson to determine the best option for you.

We carry:

Devine Color Floor


Evoke by Kentwood

Adura by Mannington


SkimStone was originally designed to transform a plain concrete floor into a work of art. This decorative finishing system provides an organic, textured look that is extremely durable indoors and out for residential and commercial spaces. SkimStone has evolved into being a concrete veneer coating for countertops and walls. With its Bonding Primer it can stick to tile, laminates and wood. It is a very forgiving product to work with and allows the applicator to mimic the look of marble, tile, concrete, granite and stone.



Monday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday9:00AM - 3:00PM

Dallas Watson Flooring is closed on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day • Memorial Day • Independence Day • Labor Day • Thanksgiving Day • Christmas Day

Dallas Watson Flooring

5527 Airport Way S,

Ste B,

Seattle, WA 98108

Phone. 206-890-2689