With its storied traditions, the appeal of hardwood flooring remains widespread today. Letting us experience the beauty of the forest indoors, it’s no wonder that hardwood flooring has outlived many fleeting trends. At Carpet One Floor & Home Design Center in Napa, California, we’re proud to be the region’s most trusted hardwood experts, with a wide inventory of both solid and engineered hardwood flooring.
Since hardwood flooring can represent a significant investment and add value to your home, it’s critical to make an educated decision prior to any flooring installation. If properly cared for and situated, your hardwood floor can last for generations. However, it’s important to keep certain specifications in mind. For instance, newer products like engineered planks have made this fantastic flooring much more accessible for many due to its moisture resistance.
Embellished by modern innovation, today’s hardwood flooring has styles and selections to please many different tastes and needs. Whether you prefer a trendier style, or something more classical, hardwood has what you’re seeking: from sleek and polished to weathered and tarnished, you’ll find it all within the hardwood realm.
The durability of your hardwood flooring is heavily influenced by the species of wood you choose. Some wood species are softer and more easily scratched and dented, while others are denser and are better suited for handling daily wear and tear.
We carry hardwood floors from a variety of species both domestic and exotic. Some of our hardwood flooring species include:
Looking for a unique wood floor? Consider checking out cork and bamboo flooring. These are two eco-friendly flooring options that offer incredible durability and style.
Although there are, literally, thousands of hardwood options available, most products fall into two major families: solid hardwood and engineered hardwood flooring.
Solid wood planks are made from polished pieces of wood. They can come from any species. These pieces are then cut into various widths. While the standard size was a narrow width in the past, planks with wider widths are gaining in popularity. As far as thickness goes, solid planks are usually ¾’ thick. Hardwood is a great investment that will increase your home’s value and will work well in many spaces. Be wary of installing hardwood in moisture-prone rooms as the planks can expand and contract based on changing moisture levels.
Engineered hardwood planks are constructed out of laminated layers of wood that are fused together in cross-ply directions. These planks are then topped with a layer of premium wood made from a species you might see in solid hardwood. This will be the surface layer, but because the lower layers are hidden, they do not need to be made of the same type of wood. This way, you can get the look of beautiful hardwood by only paying the premium price for the top layer, not the whole plank!
Natural hardwood is a home luxury that’s highly coveted by many. Solid hardwood is especially prized for its sheer endurance and versatility. A solid hardwood floor can represent a significant investment, but it promises many positive returns. Solid hardwood can be sanded down and refinished. Because of this, it’s especially appealing to those who frequently redecorate. Whether you’re selling or staying, hardwood floors boast incredible benefits.
Engineered hardwood flooring is a more durable alternative to solid hardwood and is even moisture-resistant. Not only can it be installed in more rooms, but it doesn’t need to be sanded or refinished like solid hardwood. Engineered hardwood flooring can also be a more affordable option and is more sustainable since it uses less wood, making it a great choice for budget-friendly and eco-friendly homes.
Hardwood flooring can be installed in almost any room, although it is key to remember that wood floors do not fare well in rooms with high moisture and humidity – such as kitchens and bathrooms.
Wood is porous, meaning that it naturally draws moisture in. Unfortunately, this makes wood floors more susceptible to damage when placed in humid and moisture-prone rooms. Solid hardwood flooring is more susceptible than engineered hardwood flooring, so it cannot be installed in as many areas of the home.
Due to its construction, engineered hardwood flooring is innately water-resistant and there are even some fully waterproof hardwood options. This means you can enjoy wood floors in kitchens and other moisture-prone rooms without stress. Still, it is important to clean up any large spills as soon as possible to make sure it doesn’t seep down and cause more permanent damage.
In addition to adding incredible beauty to your home, installing hardwood floors can increase the value of your home. Seriously! So, if you plan to sell your home at some point, having hardwood can be very profitable. You can expect to sell faster and for more money. Solid hardwood floors add the most value, with engineered hardwoods a close second.
For the best hardwood flooring in Napa, CA, Carpet One Floor & Home Design Center has you covered. As part of Carpet One Floor & Home, the world’s largest cooperative of independently owned flooring stores, we carry a wide variety of hardwood flooring here, along with competitive pricing and friendly services, such as hardwood refinishing and free estimates. To learn more about our flooring products, including our amazing area rug options sure to compliment any hardwood floor, or to check out our latest product displays, stop by and visit us today, or shop our hardwood flooring selection online right now.
Hardwood Flooring Care
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