Hardwood Flooring Guide
Hardwood flooring has been around for hundreds of years, mainly because of its style and performance. Hardwood flooring has a reputation to uphold, to look always look naturally beautiful, and to add luxurious value to a home. House of Carpets Carpet One Floor & Home is your local source for all things hardwood flooring. Our flooring professionals take the confusion out of finding a new floor for your home.
Hardwood flooring is a large investment for a home, so you want to make sure you not only choose the right kind of hardwood floor, but that you also take into account if hardwood is right for your home. Just like any other flooring, hardwood comes in a variety of options. You have the ability to choose from finished and unfinished hardwood floors, which means you can either have the installer apply a finish in your home or purchase the floor pre-finished.
Just like most other flooring options, hardwood follows trends and comes in different styles. There is modern and traditional hardwood flooring, as well as rustic hardwood flooring options that emphasize wood's natural character. The different styles of hardwood are characterized by features such as plank length and width, wood grains, color, shine, and even texture.
Types of Wood
In addition to style, there are different types of wood flooring available. The different hardwood options include maple, cherry, oak, and birch, among others. Each wood option offers unique shades and character, and they also feature different strength levels and wear resistance. We also offer more exotic and eco-friendly choices like cork and bamboo.
What is The Difference Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood?
Solid hardwood is one solid piece of wood from top to bottom. You can choose from planks are on average ¾” or 5/16” thick. Solid hardwood preforms best when installed above or on grade, and can even be refinished a handful of times to extend its lifetime in your home. Engineered hardwood floors are made of multiple real wood veneers whose grains run in different directions in order to increase stability. This allows the floors to resist expanding and contracting during weather changes. Engineered hardwood can also be refinished, the amount of times depends on how thick the top layer is.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
Hardwood is recommended for home settings where there isn't significant moisture like in bathrooms. The most popular spaces for hardwood include bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms. Other spaces in your home you could install a durable hardwood would be in hallways, on stairs, and in some cases in finished basements.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
At House of Carpets Carpet One Floor & Home, we offer only the best hardwood brands in the industry. And, we offer premium services such as hardwood installation. We have styles of solid and hardwood flooring, so be sure to visit us in Modesto, CA to shop our selection.
Since we're part of Carpet One, we have exclusive brands such as Rustic River™, Invincible™ Hardwood, and Voyager™.
How to Care for Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood flooring will last for a long time in your home as long as you probably maintain it. Be sure to check out our maintenance guide to learn how to keep your hardwood floors looking as good as new.Learn About Hardwood Maintenance
What are the Different Types of Hardwood?
Hardwood isn't the only wood flooring option. You can also choose bamboo flooring and cork flooring, both of which have unique appearances and durability advantages.Learn About Types of Hardwood