the advantages of Hardwood flooring

 
 
 

easy

Hardwood is easier to install and has amazing durability!
 
 
 
 

budget friendly

Experience the look and feel of hardwood without the price.
 
 
 
 

Versatility

Hardwood comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors!
 
 

Carolina In Home Flooring Helps Customers Choose Hardwood Flooring

There are so many hardwood choices that include finishes, construction type, and species, that they can seem overwhelming. The fit for the application and durability is as important as the look of the wood. Learning about hardwood is the best method of getting what you want. In your search, consider the following.

Hardwood species

The first consideration is whether to choose solid or engineered hardwood.Engineered hardwood has a top veneer placed on additional layers that constitute the planks. High quality engineered hardwood utilizes species of wood that rate high on the hardness scale in the center. The species include hardwood such as hickory or oak. Poplar is a softer wood used in cheaper options.

Engineered hardwood can be stapled or glued to the subfloor. Some people fear engineered hardwood is not as structurally sound as solid hardwood. The truth is,engineered hardwood is more structurally sound, and for areas of high moisture content, is the best option. It is the best option for installation on a concrete subfloor. The exotic species that can be installed over concrete require special adhesive.

Solid hardwood planks are single pieces of wood, rather than layers. Most are ¾inch thick. They are stapled and nailed to the subfloor during installation. Select species can float or be glued. Solid hardwood gives the most flexibility for refinishing in the future. Higher quality engineered hardwood, having a thick veneer, also gives flexibility.

Hardwood construction varieties

Not every kind of tree is suitable for hardwood floor installation. Some species better withstand the demands of heavy foot traffic. Oak is a popular option. It has a classic grain and look. It is among the most economical options because of the supply that is available.

Hickory is a choice that is durable and available in a variety of wild grain styles and colors. Maple gives a space a modern, clean look. It has consistent color and subtle graining. Walnut is a choice that turns flooring into a statement. It has wide,beautiful grain patterns and high variation.

Hardwood finishes

After the hardwood construction and species are selected, the right finish for a room must be chosen. Hardwood finished on the job site, provides a nearly limitless number of color options. The finish is not as durable as factory finished hardwood.

Customers from Clayton, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Garner, Chapel Hill, Durham,Cary, Holly Springs, Apex, Raleigh, and Morrisville drop in to discuss hardwood options with representatives from Carolina In Home Flooring. The showroom that displays their fine selection of hardwood is located in Morrisville, NC.
 

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