Hardwood Flooring Guide
Hardwood is a traditional flooring that can last a lifetime. The various species of hardwood come in different colors and often exhibit different characteristics. No two pieces of hardwood are the same, and that's what makes it such a beautiful and stunning choice. Choose from several looks such as rustic, weathered, traditional, and more.
Design possibilities are expanding and now you can choose multi-length and multi-width planks to give your floors more dimension. The type of hardwood you choose can impact how it will perform in your home. Ask our flooring experts which hardwood they would recommend for your home and lifestyle. Hardwood is a great investment as it can increase the value of your home and can stand up to the test of time when properly maintained.
Solid vs Engineered Hardwood
Solid hardwood just as its name describes, one solid piece of wood from top to bottom. The thickness of the plank can vary. Solid hardwood performs best when installed above or on grade, and can even be sanded and refinished to help extend its lifetime in your home. A benefit of solid hardwood is its natural and unmatched characteristics. 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 too can be refinished, but it depends on how thick the top layer is.
What are The Types of Hardwood?
Choose from different species, finishes, and styles that best resemble your home decor and works with your lifestyle. Oak, Maple, and Hickory are among the most popular species in hardwood flooring for their durability and naturally beautiful coloring. You even have the ability to choose from finished and unfinished hardwood floors, which gives you the freedom to choose whether you want custom finished floors or not. The most important selection you’ll make is if you want solid or engineered planks.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
The best places for hardwood include on and above levels rooms such as living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and home offices. Other places you could install a more durable hardwood floor include staircases and hallways. Engineered hardwood could even be installed in a finished basement. It is important to remember to avoid installing hardwood in rooms where there is a lot of humidity and moisture such as bathrooms and laundry rooms.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
When it comes to hardwood flooring, we carry some of the best brands available at Barb-Lin Carpet One Floor & Home in Doylestown. You can shop from name brands as well as our Carpet One exclusives such as Hanover Hills. You can confidently shop with us knowing you’ll find a quality floor with exceptional value.
Refinishing your hardwood does a lot for your floors. Not only will they get back their good-as-new look, but you’ll also increase the life span of your floors.Learn About Hardwood Refinishing
Best Hardwood Floors for Homes
Our flooring professionals can help you choose the perfect hardwood flooring for your next project. Just give us the details of your home and personal style, and we can work together to help you find the best fit.Best Hardwood Floors
How to Maintain Hardwood Floors
Taking care of your hardwood floors is important. In addition to preserving their looks, you’ll also prevent harmful allergens from becoming trapped over time.Hardwood Flooring Care
Is Solid or Engineered Hardwood Better?
What are the pros and cons of solid and engineered wood floors? Find out what you need to know before choosing a hardwood for your home at the link below.Learn About Types of Hardwood