Hardwood Flooring Guide
Hardwood is still a top choice in residential flooring, and continues to be a popular flooring option among homeowners. No other flooring seems to add style, luxury and value to a home more than hardwood. Carpet One Floor & Home in Jacksonville and Saint Augustine, FL is your local source for all things flooring and hardwood, and we offer a great selection of high-quality hardwood brands and styles. It continues to stand up to its reputation of being beautiful and durable.
When it comes to hardwood flooring, it is an investment into your home, so you’ll want to be extra careful when making your decision. 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, finished and unfinished planks, and several characteristics that you can choose.
Just like all flooring, hardwood follows trends and comes in several different styles. There are modern and traditional hardwood floors, as well as rustic options that feature weather worn looks. The different styles of hardwood are characterized by features such as plank length and width, wood grains, color, shine, as well as texture.
Types of Wood
Hardwood flooring comes in different styles and is made from different materials and species of wood. The different hardwood options include maple, cherry, hickory and oak among others. Each wood option offers unique shades and character, and they also feature different strength levels and wear resistance.
Solid and Engineered Hardwood
Solid hardwood is somewhat considered the original hardwood option, and is a solid piece of wood from the surface all the way through. These planks are typically ¾” thick, and because of its simple construction they are known for featuring unmatched characteristics of wood. Engineered hardwood is made from multiple wood layers, which makes it more dimensionally stable than solid hardwood. These planks have the ability to resistant the natural tendency of wood to expand and contract due to changes in humidity. They also come in the same species as solid hardwood does, so you do not have to sacrifice style for functionality.
Where can Hardwood be Installed?
When it comes to where hardwood can be installed around your home, it can have some limitations. For the most part, hardwood is the perfect flooring option for places like bedrooms, living rooms, home offices, and even your dining room. Solid hardwood should only be installed in on and above level rooms. Engineered hardwood, however, can be installed in all levels of your home, including your basement. You should avoid installing any type of hardwood in rooms like bathrooms, kitchens or laundry rooms because of the high levels of moisture.
Our Hardwood Selection
We offer only the best quality hardwood brands in the industry. As a member of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, we have exclusive brands such as Rustic River™ and Voyager™. To learn more about hardwood, visit us at one of our locations in Jacksonville or Saint Augustine, FL.
What are the Different Types of Hardwood
Not all hardwood flooring is made the same, which means different hardwoods may be better for your home than others. Follow the link below to learn about the different hardwood options we offer.Learn About Types of Hardwood
Hardwood Flooring Tips
Learn about the basic constructions of hardwood and how its unmatched beauty can add value and transform your space.Learn More About Hardwood
Solid vs Engineered Hardwood
Solid hardwood is a more traditional option, but engineered hardwood has become more popular in homes. Learn about the differences between solid and engineered hardwood.What Are the Differences Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood?
Bamboo & Cork Flooring
For our environmentally conscious customers we offer alternative wood flooring options including bamboo and cork. Both flooring options are sustainable and renewable, so you can feel comfortable with your purchase.Learn About Bamboo & Cork