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Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood Flooring Guide

 

At Carpet One Floor & Home, we’re here to help you with all of your hardwood flooring needs. Natural wood flooring has long been a coveted addition to homes thanks to its beauty, design versatility, and strength. Additionally, wood flooring is hypoallergenic, easy to clean, and generally adds value to your home or property. We carry an expansive inventory of hardwood flooring products, with styles ranging from trendy to timeless. Our local experts specialize in matching up each client with the right style and performance. With our talent for design and extensive product knowledge, we can help you create the room you’ve been dreaming of.

 

Hardwood Styles

 

We carry hardwood flooring in a vast array of styles, running the full spectrum of design trends and beloved classics. From rustic and weathered dark wood, to glossy and modern light wood, your floor is a reflection of your signature style. Harvested from many different types of tree species, both domestic and exotic, there are a variety of options to choose from. This includes such species as mahogany, pine, maple, birch, cherry, and oak, with each species offering unique character traits and strength levels. For instance, solid oak floors are exceptionally strong and have distinct shading and grain patterns. Customize your look with varying plank lengths, hand-scraping, high-gloss, or vivid stains. It’s easy to adjust your desired wood grain pattern, shine, color, and texture to create just what you have in mind.

 

Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Hardwood

 

Solid hardwood, the original form of wood flooring, boasts a simple construction comprised of solid wooden planks. Since they are relatively thick, solid wood floors can be refinished over and over again. In fact, they can often last for decades, even the life of your home, thanks to this restoration process. However, it’s only recommended to install solid hardwood planks in dry, climate-controlled rooms that are on or above-grade since they can be susceptible to moisture and warping.

Engineered hardwood looks identical to solid at the surface, but each plank is made by laminating 3 to 7 layers of composite wood together. At the surface, hardwood manufacturers place a genuine hardwood veneer. These planks are more durable and affordable, and are also better suited for humid climates. You can install them below grade if you would like and they can even be put in as a floating floor in some cases. However, you may not be able to refinish your engineered planks as many times as solid wood, depending on how thick the veneer layer is.

As a general rule of thumb, hardwood flooring isn’t recommended for kitchens and bathrooms.

 

Our Hardwood Flooring Selection

 

At Carpet One Floor & Home we’re the region’s favorite place to buy hardwood flooring. We have options for every design vision and lifestyle, and a wide range of solutions for functional needs. Visit us in Ocala or Lady Lake, Florida, to explore our wood flooring options and see our samples. You can also contact us to set up a FREE estimate. Since we are a member of the Carpet One flooring cooperative, we have more buying power and can give you the same prices you find at big box stores – all while staying locally-owned and operated.

 

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How to Care for Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood is naturally durable but there’s still plenty you can do to keep your new floors looking flawless for years to come.

 

 

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What are the Different Types of Hardwood?

Still not sure which type of hardwood is best for your home? Get a more detailed understanding of the differences between solid and engineered hardwood flooring.

 

 

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