Hardwood flooring is always in style, surpassing many fleeting trends. With its ability to add significant value and beauty to your interiors, hardwood flooring continues to capture our imagination. At Carpet One Floor & Home in Fayetteville, North Carolina, we carry one of the region’s most comprehensive collections of solid and engineered hardwood flooring. Our experts understand the challenges of living in a humid climate and can help you make the best flooring decisions to ensure many happy days ahead. We proudly provide hardwood flooring to clients all over Cumberland County. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you shop for hardwood.
Today, there are hardwood options to please every style palate. Hardwood flooring spans the full gamut of tastes and styles, ranging from traditional or classic looks to all the latest trends Hardwood flooring is available in a variety of plank widths and lengths, which come in many different finishes, stains, and shades.
Hardwood flooring can be crafted from many tree species, both traditional and exotic. Each tree species offers up hardwood flooring with its own respective levels of hardness and its own distinctive grain patterns. Keep in mind that different hardwoods will perform differently and have varying levels of hardness.
Solid Hardwood Floors: Solid hardwood has been around for many years, and while solid hardwood has changed over time, the natural look and beauty of solid wood floors continue to offer a touch of warmth in any home design. Solid wood differs from engineered wood, particularly in its construction. Solid hardwood floors are milled from one piece of wood, while engineered wood floors feature a unique, layered construction. The unique construction of both solid and engineered floor makes for many differences between their features, durability, and more.
Engineered Hardwood Floors: Engineered wood floors are another type of wood floor that is ideal for many homes. Engineered hardwood floors are constructed from genuine wood. However, when creating engineered wood planks, multiple plies of wood are glued together in a cross-grain pattern. On top of the cross-grain wood pattern, a genuine piece of wood is placed on top, which gives engineered hardwood its natural, genuine wood beauty. Then, the layers are bonded under high heat and pressure. Unlike solid hardwood, this construction makes engineered wood more dimensionally stable, which means less expansion and contraction with changes in moisture and humidity levels.
Hardwood flooring should generally be reserved for dry, quieter spaces. It’s not well-suited for kitchens or bathrooms since wet planks will warp over time. Engineered hardwood offers up more flexibility than its solid counterpart and can be installed below grade, making it an appropriate solution for some finished basements.
Coveted, classical, and eternally elegant, hardwood flooring is something many of us aspire to add to our homes or workplaces. Consistently popular over the generations and offering amazing lasting abilities if properly installed and situated, there’s no questioning hardwood flooring’s timeless appeal. Hardwood floors aren’t the ideal option for certain settings or situations. Most would be wise to consider their home’s interior climate before scheduling a hardwood installation. Seasonal climate fluctuations can cause the relative humidity in your home to regularly fluctuate. Your air level of water level, or relative humidity, should be accurately determined as you plan for new flooring – both during and long after your installation. One general rule of thumb is that high humidity will cause solid hardwood to absorb the air’s moisture, causing them to swell. Lower humidity, on the other hand, can cause floorboards to shrink in size, resulting in gapping or splitting. Obtaining a consistent interior climate is the key to ensuring ongoing health for your hardwood flooring. For those with their sights set on hardwood, we recommend using either a humidistat or hydrometer to monitor your home’s air, with the goal of maintaining around 42% humidity. Running your air conditioners during the summer, as well as using climate-controlling blinds or drapes is a wonderful way to help smooth things along. On a similar note, a humidifier can be utilized during the cooler seasons.
As proud members of the world’s largest cooperative of independent flooring stores, we’re proud to be your trusted hardwood flooring resource. We carry many of the industry’s top hardwood products, including selections made by Rustic River and Mannington. Visit us today at 927 Bragg Boulevard to browse our hardwood displays, check out our hardwood flooring selection online, or schedule a FREE onsite project estimate. At Carpet One Floor & Home in Fayetteville, NC, we are proud to be your local hardwood flooring provider for Cumberland County, NC, and surrounding areas.
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How to Care for Hardwood Floors
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