No other type of flooring is as timeless and attractive as hardwood. Hardwood flooring has been associated with luxury and elegance for centuries, but that doesn’t mean that its benefits are purely due to its appearance. While hardwood requires an initial investment for materials, it can be refinished and remain looking like new over time. Hardwood is considered a fairly low maintenance flooring option, as long as it is properly sealed. Wheat’s Carpet One Floor & Home in Northport, AL, are your local source for all things hardwood flooring. Our flooring professionals are your hardwood experts and can help you find the best hardwood product for your home.
Just like any other flooring, hardwood comes in a variety of options ranging in different species, finishes, and compositions that best suit you and your lifestyle. Our hardwood selection features solid and engineered planks as well as unfinished and prefinished wood flooring. We also carry various wood species that offer unique shades and character, and they also feature different strength levels and wear-resistance. We are proud to carry these hardwood species and more
Hickory - lots of heavy, sporadic graining
Oak - attractive graining
Maple - thin graining and naturally light
Walnut - attractive grain and naturall dark
Hardwood flooring has an incredible variety of styles and appearances, from rustic hand-scraped Brazilian Cherry hardwood to modern, polished bamboo. Hardwood also increase property values in a way that other flooring like carpeting does not. Many people find hardwood floors as an attractive option and will specifically seek out homes with them. Hardwood floors have been a mainstay for centuries for a reason. A versatile and attractive surface, a well-kept hardwood floor can last for decades to come. When compared to other options, hardwood may cost more but will usually yield substantial returns - both in terms of attractiveness and property values.
There are two types of hardwood flooring: solid and engineered. Solid hardwood and engineered hardwood look exactly alike. Looks can be deceiving, though, because the two perform very differently. Learn more about each hardwood flooring type:
Solid hardwood flooring is a traditional style of the wood floor where each plank is made from a single, solid piece of wood. Each plank is typically ¾ inch thick and made entirely of premium hardwood. Since it’s completely solid throughout, you can often sand and refinish your solid hardwood floors to meet your ever-changing style needs. This eliminates scratches, stains, dents, and other imperfections. While solid hardwood is a beautiful flooring, it can be susceptible to warping in humid or moisture-prone environments. Due to this, we recommend installing your solid hardwood flooring in above-grade and non-moisture-prone rooms.
Engineered hardwood flooring is created from laminate layers. This layered design adds stability and prevents the wood from warping from moisture and humidity exposure. A natural hardwood veneer at the surface, meaning engineered and solid hardwood look identical from above. This type of hardwood is more affordable and durable. The only disadvantage to engineered hardwood is you can’t usually sand and refinish as often as solid wood. This depends on the quality and thickness of its top layer.
Hardwood is recommended for home settings where there isn't significant foot traffic and moisture. Popular spots for hardwood are bedrooms and living rooms. Solid hardwood is limited to being installed in on or above level rooms of your home. Engineered hardwood, however, can be installed on all levels of your home including in a finished basement. It can also handle moderate foot traffic and can be installed in hallways and entryways. A few things to keep in mind when selecting your new hardwood floors are:
Subfloor type and condition
Transitions between other flooring types
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 engineered hardwood flooring, as well as bamboo, so be sure to visit us in North Port, AL to shop our selection. Since we're part of Carpet One, we have exclusive brands such as Anderson, Rustic River™, Invincible™ Hardwood, and Voyager™. Browse our selection of hardwood flooring online now!
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