Hardwood Flooring Guide
Everyday life merges with utter elegance whenever hardwood flooring enters the picture. Considered by many to be one of the finest floors available, organic hardwood boasts signature visuals, textures, and grain of heirloom quality. Made by nature and refined by modern innovation, your new hardwood floor can last for generations, if properly placed and maintained.
It’s no secret that natural hardwood flooring represents ongoing value and beauty. That being said, hardwood flooring isn’t the perfect choice for every space. It’s a significant investment: one that, if carefully considered and cared for, can greatly impact your property for the better. Are you considering hardwood flooring for your upcoming renovation project? Here are a few things you will need to know.
Hardwood Styles and Species
For those who want the ultimate variety in flooring, we point them towards the forest. Indeed, today’s hardwood flooring is available in many different species and styles. From your traditional pine planks and burnished oaks, to your lush teaks and exotic mahogany, there’s a globe of options to suit your vision and style.
Solid vs Engineered Hardwood
A century ago, hardwood flooring was made exclusively of solid hardwood boards, and options were generally limited to wood species indigenous to the region. Much has changed since then, and today’s modern technology has given us options that make hardwood flooring accessible to more households than ever before, thanks to the introduction of engineered hardwood flooring. While you won’t likely be able to tell the difference upon initial glance, a lot is going on under the surface.
Solid hardwood is a true original. Simple in construction, each plank is made from a sole, solid hunk of wood. It has great staying power if installed correctly, and can be refinished as many times as you like. However, solid hardwood doesn’t work well in splash-prone settings, and should never, never be installed below grade.
Bringing hardwood flooring to the masses, engineered hardwood is constructed in durable layers, resulting in a much denser product that wears harder than its counterpart. Your engineered hardwood floor can go places where solid hardwood simply won’t work- meaning you can now enjoy actual hardwood in your man-cave! Engineered hardwood can be refinished a couple of times during its lifetime and tends to be the more affordable of the two.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
At Thompson’s Floor Covering, we enjoy helping our clients find hardwood flooring they can feel great about. We are proud to be members of Carpet One Floor & Home, which is the world’s largest flooring collaborative. This gives us the buying power of over a thousand stores.
We carry hundreds and hundreds of varieties, both engineered and solid hardwood, in our Porterville showroom. We can’t wait to show you all that hardwood flooring has to offer.
Hardwood continues to be one of the most popular options for homes because it offers tremendous value.Why Should I Choose Hardwood?
If properly maintained, hardwood flooring can last for decades in your home setting. Learn about hardwood maintenance.How Do I Care for Hardwood?
What are the Different Types of Hardwood?
You have two different options when it comes to hardwood construction which includes solid and engineered. One type may be better suited for your home than the other. Follow the link below to learn more.Learn About Types of Hardwood