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Hardwood, for many homeowners, is the perfect flooring option.
So what is it that makes hardwood so desirable? Well, everything! Not only is hardwood one of the most attractive flooring options on the market today, but it also offers an ease of maintenance that is unparalleled in other flooring options. With hardwood flooring, you only need a broom to ensure it continually looks its best.
Hardwood is also one of the few flooring options that can up the resale value of your home. That's how sought-after hardwood flooring is! So if you're looking for flooring that is stylish, easy to care for, and a good investment, consider hardwood flooring.
We're proud to offer hardwood from top brands like Shaw, Mohawk, Anderson Tuftex, Mercier, and more.
Solid VS Engineered Hardwood
Solid wood is milled from a single 3/4”-thick piece of hardwood. Because of its thickness, a solid hardwood floor can be sanded and refinished over several generations of use. Solid wood flooring expands and contracts with changes in your home’s relative humidity. Normally, installers compensate for this movement by leaving an expansion gap between the floor and the wall. Base molding or quarter-round is traditionally used to hide the extra space.
Engineered wood is produced with three to five layers of hardwood. Each layer is stacked in a cross-grain configuration and bonded together under heat and pressure. As a result, engineered wood flooring is less likely to be affected by changes in humidity and can be installed at all levels of the home.
The Benefits of Hardwood
Hardwood is a fantastic flooring option as it offers the following benefits:
- Hardwood is durable and can last for 50+ years if maintained well.
- Hardwood is easy to maintain and requires only broom sweeping to continue looking great and functioning well.
- Hardwood is available in various colors, plank sizes, species, styles, and designs.
- Hardwood adds value to a home.
- Hardwood can function well throughout a home.
- Hardwood is attractive!
- Hardwood offers a good value when considering its longevity.
Consider these factors when deciding between solid or engineered hardwood flooring:
Where’s it going?
Your hardwood floor will be in one of three locations:
- On grade—at ground level
- Above grade—second level or higher
- Below grade—below ground level, including basements or sunken living rooms
Traditional solid hardwood flooring is not well-suited for high-moisture areas, such as bathrooms or below-grade installations. The construction of engineered hardwood gives it enhanced structural stability and moisture resistance, so that it may be installed at any grade level.
What type of subfloor do you have?
If you plan to install over concrete, you must use an engineered product to ensure structural integrity. Solid wood flooring or engineered flooring may be used over plywood, wood, or OSB subfloors.
Will moisture be in the room?
If so, you’ll want to select an engineered hardwood. The moisture resistance of an engineered hardwood makes it suitable for rooms where the presence of moisture is possible, such as bathrooms.