Hardwood Flooring Guide
Timeless, elegant, and universally appealing, hardwood flooring has long been prized for its enduring beauty. A stunning addition to any home, hardwood instantly adds value to your home. It can successfully be incorporated into virtually any décor style, whether classic or contemporary, formal or casual. When properly installed and sealed, hardwood flooring requires minimal upkeep to maintain, making it an appealing option for generations of homeowners.
What is The Difference Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood?
Solid hardwood is one solid piece of wood from top to bottom. Solid hardwood preforms best when installed above or on grade, and can even be sanded and refinished to extend its lifetime in your home. Engineered hardwood floors are made of multiple real wood veneers whose grains run in different directions in order to increase stability. As your local California retailer, we recommend choosing engineered hardwood because it is resistant to humidity. You can install engineered planks on all levels of your home, and they can be refinished.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
Hardwood is recommended for home settings where there isn't significant foot traffic and moisture. Popular spots for hardwood are bedrooms and living rooms. Engineered hardwood can be installed on all levels of your home, including your basement. Hardwood can also handle moderate foot traffic and is an elegant addition to staircases and hallways.
Types of Hardwood
Two types of hardwood flooring are currently offered on today’s market: solid and engineered. Available in both strips and planks, solid hardwood is comprised of a single piece of wood. While also made entire of wood, engineered hardwood is comprised of multiple layers, which are laminated together to resemble a solid piece of wood. Unlike solid hardwood, engineered hardwood can be used in places that are prone to moisture, including finished basements and bathrooms. Generally, engineered wood is more structurally stable than solid wood.
Many Varieties to Choose From
When it comes to hardwood, there’s truly something for everyone. From traditional woods like pine, oak, and maple, to exotic woods like mahogany and acacia, options are seemingly endless. For the environmentally-conscious, there even are sustainable cork floors. All are available in various colors and finishes: whether you prefer the distressed look of hand-scraped wood, or the high gloss of sanded pine.
Our Hardwood Selection
As your local flooring experts, Auburn Carpet One Floor & Home is your one-stop source for all types of hardwood flooring and related services. We carry a wide variety of your favorite brands in our Auburn showroom, including Carpet One exclusives you simply won’t find anywhere else. Some of our featured hardwood brands include Rustic River, Invincible, and Voyager.
Engineered hardwood flooring is a 100% real wood product. These planks are made to resist humidity and wear over time and can be installed almost anywhere in your home. Follow the link below to learn more.Learn About Engineered Hardwood
How to Maintain Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood flooring will last for a long time in your home as long as you probably maintain it. Follow the link below and check out some tips about how to properly care for your hardwood flooring.Learn About Hardwood Maintenance