Hardwood Flooring Guide
Hardwood flooring has been around for hundreds of years, mainly due to its style and performance. Hardwood flooring has a reputation to uphold, to look always look naturally beautiful, and to add luxurious value to a home.
Hardwood flooring is a large investment for a home, so you want to make sure you not only choose the right kind of hardwood floor, but that you also take into account if hardwood is right for your home. Just like any other flooring, hardwood comes in a variety of options. Choose from different species, finishes, and compositions that best suit you and your lifestyle. Oak, maple, and hickory are among the most popular species in hardwood flooring for their durability and naturally beautiful color. You have the ability to choose from finished and unfinished hardwood floors, which means you can either have the installer apply a finish in your home or purchase the floor pre-finished. Another important choice is if you want solid or engineered hardwood.
What is The Difference Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood?
Solid hardwood is, just as its name describes, one solid piece of wood from top to bottom. Thickness typically varies, but on average you can choose from ¾” or 5/16”. Solid hardwood preforms best when installed above or on grade, and can even be sanded and refinished multiple times during its lifetime. 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. One drawback is that these floors can only be refinished once or twice. They best perform installed in above, on and below grade so you can enjoy them on every level of your home! Learn more about solid and engineered hardwood.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
At Post Road Carpet One Floor & Home, we offer only the best hardwood brands in the industry. And, we offer premium services such as hardwood installation. We have styles of solid and hardwood flooring, so be sure to visit us in Acton to shop our selection.
Since we're part of Carpet One, we have exclusive brands such as Rustic River, Invincible Hardwood, and Voyager.
Learn More About Hardwood
Hardwood flooring offers style and performance advantages, so it continues to be a popular choice in homes. No other flooring type can add value to your home like hardwood.What Are Hardwood's Advantages?
Types of Wood Flooring
Hardwood isn't the only wood flooring option. You can also choose bamboo flooring and cork flooring, both of which have unique appearances and durability advantages.What Are the Types of Wood Flooring?
Hardwood flooring will last for a long time in your home as long as you probably maintain it. Be sure to check out our maintenance guide to learn how to keep your hardwood floors looking as good as new.How Do I Care for Hardwood?
Hardwood installation is a difficult process, but our experts are here to help. We'll install any hardwood floor we sell, and we'll make sure you're satisfied with the end result.How Is Hardwood Installed?