Hardwood Flooring Guide
Hardwood is a natural flooring option that comes in a variety of species, styles and plank sizes to choose. It continues to be a popular choice in flooring because of its timeless style. Our flooring professionals can help you navigate our selection of hardwood options and find the best hardwood for your home. Whether you are choosing a solid plank or engineered plank, there is a hardwood floor that can add value to your home as well as increase the style in your space.
Carpet N’ Drapes Carpet One Floor & Home is your local expert when it comes to hardwood flooring. We use a unique system to help match you to the perfect floor based on your lifestyle, and we factor in the warranty level. Hardwood flooring requires an initial investment, but it pays itself off with timeless beauty and added home value.
Types of Hardwood
The different types of wood species can all range in durability, style, color and more. When it comes down to how durable a plank is some hardwoods are stronger than others. For example, oak and maple are two of the harder wood options and are great for families with an active lifestyle. We offer both solid and engineered plank constructions for you to choose from. We are not saying that one construction is not better than the other, the reason there are options is so you can choose the right hardwood for your home.
Solid hardwood flooring is considered the original wood flooring option, and features a simple construction allowing for the natural characteristics of the wood to stand out. Solid hardwood is available in different species and plank options which are typically ¾ in thick. Engineered hardwood features a layered construction made up of layers of real wood veneers that are pressed together cross-grain to create stability within the plank. Engineered planks are just as genuine as solid, but are more durable and can stand up to everyday activity in your home.
Where can you Install Hardwood?
Where you want to install your new hardwood floors can impact the type of hardwood you will choose. Solid hardwood needs to be installed in places around your home that are relatively cool and dry. This includes places such as your bedroom, living room, and even a home office. Engineered hardwood’s layered construction makes it more durable and able to be installed in kitchens, hallways and even basements. So long as you care for your hardwood floors and do not continuously beat on them, they will last a long time in your home.
Hardwood should not be installed in places like bathrooms or laundry rooms due to the level of heat and moisture it is exposed to.
Our Hardwood Selection
As part of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, we carry name brand and quality hardwood flooring in our showroom. Our exclusives like Rustic River™ and Voyager™ are all backed by our award winning warranties.
Types of Hardwood
Not all hardwood floors are made the same, and the two main hardwood constructions are solid and engineered. One is not better than the other, but where you want to install hardwood in your home can make a difference.What Are the Types of Hardwood?
Caring for your hardwood floor can make a huge difference in how long it will last in your home. Before you begin cleaning your floors you should always double check the manufacturer’s warranty. Follow the link below to learn more about hardwood cleaning tips.How Do I Care for Hardwood?