Kimminau Wood Floors - Installation and Refinishing

Wood Floor Vent Options Explained

Share This Blog


When it comes to hardwood floor installations, many of our clients choose to upgrade their floor registers with decorative iron or flush mount vent options.  It’s important to choose options that don’t restrict airflow. Let’s review some of the various types of flooring vents available for hardwood floor installations:

Flush-Mounted Vents:

Easily the most common type of vent upgrade we install today.  These vents sit flush with the hardwood floor’s surface, creating a seamless look. They are available in various wood species and finishes, allowing you to match your vent to your flooring. This type of vent can be installed on refinishing projects as well.   $$$

Surface-Mounted Vents:

Surface-mounted vents are installed on top of the hardwood floor. They typically come in various designs and materials, including wood, metal, and plastic. These vents are easy to install and can be a decorative element in your room’s design.  You do not need a hardwood floor professional to install this type a vent if the current vent opening is large enough to accommodate the vent insert.  $$

Drop-In Vents:

Drop-in vents are designed to fit into an opening cut into the hardwood floor. They are easy to install and remove, making them a convenient choice for accessing ductwork or when you need occasional access to the subfloor. We provide drop in wood vents that can be sanded and finished to match your floor.  This type of vent will not sit flush with the floor. $$

Custom Vents:

If you have unique design requirements, you can have custom vents crafted to match your hardwood flooring and room aesthetics. Custom vents can be tailored to fit specific sizes and styles (decorative iron vent inserts).  $$$$


In summary, selecting the right style of vent insert for your hardwood floors goes beyond aesthetics; it involves considerations related to functionality, maintenance requirements, safety, and consistency of the design. Taking the time to choose a vent style that aligns with your design vision and meets your practical needs is an important step in completing your flooring project successfully.

Our Commitment To Clients

As flooring professionals, we strive to stay educated on the various flooring systems available on the market. We stay at the forefront of new advancements in the flooring industry through continued education and training courses provided by the National Wood Flooring Association. Our knowledge enables us to educate our clients on the pros and cons of various hardwood solutions.  Our job is to listen to our clients and provide solutions that best fit their lifestyles. We provide easy and stress-free installations by staying informed, prioritizing clients’ needs, and setting proper expectations.

Picture of Ben Kimmnau

Ben Kimmnau

Ben graduated from Avila University in 1998 with a degree in Information Science and played basketball for all 4 years.  He began his career at Sprint in 1998 as a software engineer.  Ben spent 18 years with the company and eventually left his role as an application architect in 2016 to run Kimminau Floors full time.   

Ben was introduced to the hardwood flooring industry in 2004 when he and a buddy decided to buy into a hardwood franchise while working their corporate jobs.   That initial business went through many transformations over the next few years and eventually became Kimminau Floors in 2011.   

Contact us


(913) 357-6085
Email Us 
Privacy Policy

4230 Dr. Greaves Rd.
Grandview, MO 64030

We serve the Kansas City metro area, including these cities: Leawood, Prairie Village, Overland Park,
Lee’s Summit, Shawnee, Mission, Fairway, Blue Springs and Parkville