Hardwood Flooring Guide
Natural hardwood flooring - a classic element of many historical properties - continues to distinguish homes and gathering spots in the 21st Century. There’s little wonder why: with its enduring style, looks, and durability, hardwood is made by Mother Nature and its reliable strength and beauty make it an appealing option for countless spaces and styles.
Is hardwood flooring the perfect fit for your favorite space? Hardwood fits well in many spaces, can last for centuries, and compliments all décor styles. That being said, a decision to install hardwood flooring should never be made spontaneously. Hardwood floors can be a hefty investment, and require special care. Some environments aren’t the most hospitable to hardwoods, additionally, so it’s important to do some thoughtful research to ensure you’ll enjoy your beautiful new floors for many years to come.
Solid Hardwood vs Engineered Hardwood
As the flooring industry continues to evolve, hardwood floor lovers are presented with more and more choices to ponder. Put simply, consumers are no longer limited to solid planks of locally-available wood. Instead, they can choose amongst hundreds of beautiful options, spread out amidst two major product families: solid hardwood and engineered hardwood.
Cherished for its heirloom qualities, solid hardwood is the most traditional choice. Each plank is composed of one solid piece of wood, making for a floor that can be refinished again and again. Solid hardwood floors are built to last and if properly cared for, can last for generations. However, this type of flooring isn’t recommended for damp or humid areas, and it cannot be installed in finished basements or other below-grade spaces.
A product of the modern world, engineered hardwood, looks and feels like solid hardwood, but is manufactured in multiple wood layers. This type of flooring is denser and for that reason, it works below grade. Engineered hardwood is extremely sturdy and can even be refinished one or two times over its lifetime.
There once was a time when hardwood floor options were limited to whichever wood species were native to the homeowner’s area. Today, however, flooring is made from a multitude of hardwood species from around the globe, making for seemingly endless options ranging from traditional hardwoods like hickory and oak, to exotics like mahogany and Brazilian cherry in in a rainbow of colours and finishes.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
At Moose Jaw Carpet One Floor & Home we enjoy helping our clients find a floor they can feel great about. That’s why we’re constantly adding new hardwood flooring products to our inventory, and we currently carry Kraus, Quickstyle, Dansk, Nature’s Walk, Estates, Invincible Hardwood, and Rustic River.
As proud members of Carpet One Floor & Home, the world’s largest flooring cooperative, we’re able to stay close to our locally -owned-and-operated roots, while still offering you top quality, exclusive hardwood flooring brands.
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