The Strength of Hardwood


Hardwood floors are known for their character, rich and natural beauty. They instantly transform any space and add a lot of style to your home. If you are looking for an environmentally-friendly option that stands up to the demands of an active household, this is definitely the option for you.

Before making a selection, it is important to have in mind the different types of wood floors available in the market. In order to make the best selection for your home, we invite you to visit our Carpet One Floor & Store in St. Augustine and Jackstonville, FL, and let one of our experts help you identify the best option for you.

Types of Wood Flooring

Solid wood flooring is sensitive to moisture and cannot be installed directly over concrete or below grade (below ground level).

Engineered wood floors are composed of thin layers of wood that are bonded together to form a single board. Often produced with three to five layers, these boards are not as susceptible to moisture, damage or expansion and contraction as solid wood floors. The cross-grained construction of type of wood floor adds stability; making these floors more stable than solid wood flooring.

Acrylic impregnated wood flooring is used primarily on high traffic residential areas like kitchens and family rooms. These pre-finished wood floors are injected with acrylic and color to create highly resistant and durable surface. The acrylic fills the pores of the wood making it more moisture and wear resistant than solid or engineered wood floors.