About Hardwood Flooring
If you’re looking for naturally beautiful and durable floor, then hardwood is the choice for you. Hardwood is a classic choice for homeowners looking for hard surface flooring options in their home. At Don’s Carpet One Floor & Home, we offer our customers like you only the best selection of hardwood floors.
Hardwood flooring is a large investment for a home, so we make sure to help you choose the right kind of hardwood for your home. Just like any other flooring, hardwood comes in a variety of options. Choose from different species, finishes, and compositions that best suit you and your lifestyle. 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. Another important choice is if you want solid or engineered hardwood.
A feature of hardwood is that you can choose from unfinished or finished hardwood, so you can determine the finish of your floor. You can even refinish hardwood floors which extends their lifetime in your home. Another feature of hardwood is that it comes in two different basic options, solid or engineered.
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.
Solid vs Engineered Hardwood
Solid hardwood is one solid piece of wood from top to bottom. Thickness can typically vary, but on average you can choose from ¾” thick planks. Solid hardwood is known for its unmatched beauty and authentic characteristics that bring out the natural look of the wood. 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. With their increased stability, engineered hardwood can be installed in more places around your home and can withstand traffic better than solid wood.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
Hardwood floors can be installed in on and above grade rooms such as living rooms, bedrooms, or even spaces like dens or play rooms. Engineered hardwood flooring however is a little more versatile than solid, and can be installed on all levels of your home, even in a finished basement. Hardwood should be kept out of bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and other areas with moisture.
Our Hardwood Selection
Be sure to visit one of our Don's Carpet One Floor & Home showrooms located in Birmingham, Trussville, or Vestavia, AL. Our Carpet One Floor & Home exclusive hardwood brands include Rustic River™, Invincible, and Voyager™.
The best way to determine if your hardwood floors need to be refinished is by keeping track of how often you have to clean your floors and if they lack the luster they used to have.Hardwood Refinishing
Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood
We briefly covered the obvious difference between solid and engineered hardwood, but continue reading here if you’d like to know more.Is Solid or Engineered Hardwood Better?