Hardwood Flooring Guide
Hardwood flooring may seem like a large initial investment, but your home will greatly benefit from it. At Rich’s Carpet One Floor & Home we carry the best brands in hardwood flooring so you can shop confidently with us. Hardwood flooring is a naturally beautiful flooring option and comes in a wide variety of different options. The most common question we hear from homeowners is what the difference between solid and engineered hardwood is, so continue scrolling to watch a video and learn more.
Popular trends in hardwood flooring include hand-scraped rustic looks. What used to be the only way you could get this look was by tearing out wood from an old barn, can be purchased as new. Hardwood is an allergy friendly flooring option and is very easy to clean. Remember to clean up liquid spills and messes as to prevent damage and staining.
What are the Different Types of Hardwood?
We offer two main hardwood flooring solutions including engineered and solid hardwood options.
Solid hardwood is the original hardwood option and features a simple construction that is made up of a single piece of lumber that comes in ¾” or 5/16” thick planks. Solid hardwood comes with several benefits such as adding value to your home. Solid hardwood feature special characteristics that cannot be replicated by any other flooring. Engineered hardwood is a modern construction, made up of 3 to 7 layers of wood veneers and a top layer of premium hardwood. The layer construction makes the planks more stable, so they can handle frequent foot traffic and will not be as sensitive to changes in weather as solid hardwood is.
Where can Hardwood be Installed?
Since engineered hardwood has a more modern construction, it can be installed on all levels of your home, including finished basements with moisture under control. Solid hardwood needs to be installed in places with lower foot traffic like bedrooms or living rooms.
When well cared for, hardwood can last for years in your home. Cleaning your hardwood floor is simple, but it does require regular maintenance. Engineered hardwood can be refinished but the amount of times depends on how thick the top layer of the plank is.
Other places you can install hardwood include bedrooms, living rooms, home offices, and even hallways and kitchens.
Our Hardwood Selection
We have many different hardwood options on display in our showroom, so we’ll certainly have a style to fit your design needs. We offer Carpet One Floor & Home exclusive brands such as Invincible™ Hardwood and Rustic River™, as well as name brands you have become familiar with.
If you’d like to learn more about hardwood, continue reading below or visit our showroom and speak with one of our flooring professionals.
Best Hardwood Flooring Options
Like we said earlier, we have the best selection of hardwood brands and products available. Assess the needs of your home and we can help you find the perfect hardwood floor.Learn About Hardwood Options