Nothing can beat the natural beauty of hardwood flooring.
A hardwood floor shows the beauty of the very foundation of your home. Smooth, even planks and sunlight bouncing off the wood gives any room a beautiful look that can evoke calmness when you enter. Plus, a well-cared for floor also shows the pride you have in your home. Carpet certainly has its place in a home, but hardwood floors don't have to mask anything.You'll have several options when it comes to hardwood flooring. Natural flooring has aesthetic qualities that are hard to beat, but it's porous enough that it's not recommended for rooms that have constant exposure to water (e.g., kitchens, bathrooms, etc.) If you love the idea of having consistent hardwood flooring throughout the house though, you don't have to settle.
Engineered hardwood floors give you a very similar look without the limitations of natural flooring. The technique for engineered wood involves stacking layers and laying them so the grain goes in different directions. It is worth noting though that while the floors won't absorb water in the same way, it's not quite the same as natural. For example, the top layer will be a high-quality veneer, but the texture will not feel the same as natural flooring. Also, the layers below are typically made from lower quality wood to keep the costs down. You do have options when it comes to caring for the floors though, as you can sand and refinish engineered hardwood floors multiple time.
It all depends on the look you want, and in which rooms. Both types of hardwood flooring will be durable when cared for correctly, but it may mean making different decisions for different rooms in your house. However, you don't have to settle for tile or stone in damp areas if that's not what you really want. Engineered floors can be used for a break on your budget and for a more practical, less damageable solution.
For whatever type of look you want, we're here to help you make the decisions that will last in your home for the foreseeable future. Talk to us today about what you need out of your floors, and we'll find you something that fits in your home today. Carpet One, the one store for your windows and floors.