Hardwood Flooring Guide
A beauty as comforting as forest grove, hardwood flooring is highly desirable and made to last, just as Mother Nature intended. It’s no surprise why hardwood flooring has remained extremely popular over the years- outliving so many fleeting trends. Indeed, there are hardwood floors that can complement your collection of fine antiques, as well as ones that would shine brightly in your postmodern loft!
Although its appeal is undeniable, natural hardwood floors aren’t recommendable for all spaces, and since hardwood flooring represents a significant investment, it’s definitely worthwhile to do some research before your purchase. For starters, many types of hardwood flooring aren’t made to handle humid climates and can warp and curl when it gets wet. Don’t sweat it: our hardwood experts can help you make a choice that’s a perfect fit for your space, taste, and pocketbook.
Solid Hardwood vs Engineered Hardwood
There once was a time when hardwood floors were all made of solid wood, and were the only viable choice for residential flooring. Today, the ever-expanding flooring industry presents many options and today’s consumers have two major types of hardwood to ponder: solid hardwood and engineered hardwood.
Solid hardwood flooring, built from a single piece of wood, is the more traditional type of flooring plank. You’ll often find these strikingly solid floors in historic districts. Solid flooring is built to last, and can be refinished over and over and over again. However, solid hardwood can be pricey and it’s not a workable option for spaces that fall below grade, such as finished basements.
Engineered hardwood, built from many different layers of wood, looks pretty much identical to its solid counterpart, but there are some major differences. Mainly, engineered hardwood is more structurally stable, and can resist moisture. Engineered hardwood is a great choice for your basement “man cave,” and can be refinished a couple times.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
At Greenville Carpet One Floor & Home, we’re convinced that Mother Nature knew best: hardwood flooring is certainly stunning and extremely desirable.
Our flooring inventory is always expanding and as it stands now, there are hundreds and hundreds of hardwood options available. As a proud member of Carpet One Floor & Home, the world’s largest flooring cooperative, we’re able to stay true to our locally-owned-and-operated roots, while still offering you top quality, exclusive brands you won’t find elsewhere: including Rustic River, Mirage, Armstrong, Shaw, and Milliken.
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Solid and Engineered Hardwood
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