Learn About Hardwood
Hardwood is one of the premium classic choices in flooring that’ll never go out of style. Its beautiful and timeless appeal can match any décor in any home. You can choose to make your hardwood floors the focal point or have them blend in with the rest of the room, either way beautiful floors make all the difference in your home.
You should consider hardwood flooring as an investment in your home. That is why we take special care in helping you choose the best hardwood floor for your home. When properly cared for, hardwood can last years in your home without ever going out of style. We make sure we stay on top of the latest trends and still carry classic styles so you have different options to choose from. Visit our Carpet One Floor & Home in Panama City showroom to see our entire collection of hardwood, and one of our flooring professionals can help you pick out your new hardwood floor.
Benefits of Hardwood
There are many benefits to installing hardwood in your home. First, it gives off the perceived notion of added value to your home. It also offers noise reduction that tile or stone flooring cannot. You have the option to choose from an almost limitless selection of colors and styles. Stay in trend with rustic, hand-scraped looks, or go more traditional with warmer hardwood floors like oak.
Hardwood flooring is a hypoallergenic flooring choice since it does not offer mold, animal dander, or pollen a place where it can hide and thrive when it is installed in proper parts of your home such as above level like in bedrooms. This makes it an excellent choice for homes that have allergies or those looking for a clean, safe, hypoallergenic option for their home.
Durability of Hardwood
Installing hardwood flooring requires an initial investment, but it can be refinished multiple times and will stay looking good as new for years to come. Hardwood flooring can be relatively low maintenance when properly taken care of. Remember to sweep up dust and dirt as to not scratch the surface and to clean up spills and accidents right away as to not leave stains.
Solid vs Engineered Hardwood
Solid hardwood features a simple construction and is one solid piece of wood. The thickness of the plank can vary, but on average you can choose from ¾” or 5/16” thick options. Solid hardwood performs best when installed above or on grade, and can even be sanded and refinished in order to extend its lifetime in your home. Engineered hardwood planks are made of multiple real wood veneers that are layered with the grains running in different directions in order to increase stability. This allows the floors to resist expanding and contracting due to changes in humidity and moisture. They best perform installed above, on and below grade so you can enjoy them on every level of your home, and they can also be refinished.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
Hardwood flooring is an incredibly popular and timeless flooring option, but it isn't the best choice for all settings. In fact, hardwood, even engineered hardwood, isn't suitable for kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas with moisture. Hardwood is, however, appropriate for home settings such as bedrooms and living rooms. There are even hardwood options that can handle moderately trafficked areas like hallways and stairs, and some engineered options can be installed in finished basements.
Our Hardwood Selection
Continue reading below to learn more about hardwood and visit our Carpet One Floor & Home showroom in Panama City, FL and speak with a flooring expert about installing hardwood flooring in your home. Our featured exclusive hardwood brands include Rustic River™, Invincible™, and Voyager™.
Why Should I Choose Hardwood?
In addition to the features and benefits of hardwood flooring above, here are some more reasons as to why installing hardwood flooring in your home is the right option.Why Hardwood?
Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood
A question we often hear from our customers is what the difference between solid and engineered hardwood is, follow the link below to learn more.Types of Hardwood