About Hardwood Flooring
Adding instant elegance to your home or office, hardwood flooring is truly remarkable in its ability to transform any space it touches. Known to last for decades and even for centuries, hardwood flooring represents affluence, opulence, and high style.
There’s so much to love about this beautiful flooring: that being said, hardwood flooring isn’t the best option for every space- or for every property owner. Hardwood flooring can be challenging to install, costly, and incompatible with certain situations. We encourage everyone to carefully research all their options before committing to hardwood flooring.
Still daydreaming about a glistening hardwood floor? We’re here to help you throughout the process.
Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Hardwood
Modern advances have resulted in two distinctive hardwood flooring families, with each having its own respective advantages. While solid hardwood and engineered hardwood may look and feel identical, there are some critical differences that are well worth noting.
Solid hardwood flooring, just as the name describes, is made of solid wood. Equally at home in a historic home as an urban loft, solid hardwood is highly desirable. It can be refinished as many times as you like. Since solid hardwood usually represents a significant investment, it’s important to ensure your intended space is compatible. Solid hardwood shouldn’t be installed in finished basements, or other areas that are below grade.
Modern ingenuity has now offered us a second option: engineered hardwood. Made to withstand foot traffic, spills, and time, engineered hardwood is comprised of 100% wood layers for added durability and density. It even has a watertight core. Engineered hardwood can be refinished a handful of times, and can go places where solid hardwood would not: basements, below-grade spaces, and in wet climates.
For hardwood floor lovers, there’s an entire forest of options. Are you typically drawn to things that are more “vintage” style? Check out our wire-brushed oaks or weathered maple floors. Or, perhaps your style is better described as “urban contemporary?” Not to worry: we have rich mahoganies and streamlined teaks.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
At Warren’s Carpet One Floor & Home, we enjoy helping our clients discover flooring that they will love. That’s why we stock hundreds of both engineered and solid hardwood flooring options in our Amherst showroom.
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