Hardwood Flooring Guide
Hardwood flooring has a storied tradition and its appeal remains widespread today. Allowing us to experience the forest’s beauty in our own living rooms, hardwood flooring has outlasted many fleeting trends. Today, hardwood flooring is available in more varieties than there have ever been before, with choices offered up in both solid and engineered options. There really is no time like the present to install that gleaming hardwood you’ve long dreamed of.
All being said, hardwood flooring represents a significant investment, and the decision to add hardwood should be an educated one. Hardwood flooring, if properly cared for and situated, can last for generations, but it does have some specifications. The great news is that newer products, like engineered hardwoods, have made this beautiful flooring more accessible.
Are you thinking of adding a new hardwood floor to your home or business? Here are some things you need to know.
Solid versus Engineered Hardwood Flooring
There are, literally, thousands of hardwood flooring selections to choose from, but near in mind that today’s hardwood generally falls into two major families: solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. The differences between these two aren’t apparent to the naked eye, but there are definitely some major differences are going on beneath the surface.
Solid hardwood is the original hardwood: made using planks comprised of one solid piece of wood. Solid hardwood can be refinished as many times as you desire over its lifetime, but it isn’t a good match for spaces that fall below grade. A newer hardwood option, engineered hardwood, is manufactured in durable layers and often has water resistant core. Engineered hardwood is made to take on more humidity than solid hardwood, including the occasional spill. It also can be used below grade in areas such as finished basements.
Where to Install Hardwood Flooring
Popular in living rooms and bedrooms, hardwood flooring is a great match for both formal and casual settings, since there are styles that suite many a style motif. Rustic or weathered, casual or contemporary, formal or traditional, you will find many beautiful choices within the hardwood realm. Our seasoned hardwood flooring experts can help you find hardwood that’s the right match for your space, style, and functional needs.
Our Hardwood Flooring Collection
At Carpet One Floor & Home Design Center we’re proud to offer a comprehensive and eclectic collection of both sold and engineered hardwood flooring. We offer a vast inventory of all your hardwood favorites in our Napa showroom, which is located at 910 Enterprise Way Suite A.
We are proud to be affiliated with Carpet One Floor & Home, the world’s largest cooperative of independently owned flooring stores. This allows us to offer you many premium hardwood brands you won’t find anywhere else. With the purchasing power of nearly a thousand other locally-owned stores around the country, we also have competitive pricing.