Hardwood Flooring Guide
A time-honored tradition spanning many storied centuries, natural hardwood flooring continues to be considered the ultimate floor by homeowners from all walks of life. It’s pretty easy to understand why. Built perfectly by Mother Nature, hardwood flooring can last for decades- even centuries if properly maintained. Adding to its general appeal, many hardwood floors can be refinished countless times, leaving plenty of room for future facelifts.
No doubt about it: there’s a lot to love about hardwood floors. However, they don’t work well in all spaces. Since hardwood flooring can be quite an investment, we recommend you plan to dedicate a fair amount of time to researching your needs and potential flooring options well in advance. As always, our friendly experts are always here to help answer questions as they arise.
What is The Difference Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood?
While the appeal of natural hardwood floors is undeniable, there’s even more going on below the surface. Although the two major varieties of hardwood – solid hardwood and engineered hardwood- appear indistinguishable, nothing could be further from the case.
Constructed using a sole plank of wood, solid hardwood is the most traditional of the pair. Favored by fans of colonial architecture, solid hardwood is admired for its strength and longevity. However, this flooring isn’t intended for wet or humid spaces. It also cannot be installed below grade.
In more recent years, engineered hardwood has exploded onto the scene, making hardwood flooring a possibility for spaces where it was previously unfit. Engineered hardwood is made of 100% wood, but is constructed in multiple layers instead of from one single piece. What results is flooring that is much denser, more structurally sound, and has impressive water-resisting abilities. Because of this, it can be installed below grade, and is also more affordable.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
At Alexanders Carpet One Floor & Home in Corpus Christi, we adore the many faces of fine hardwood flooring.
We’re proud to be a locally owned-and-operated member of the world’s largest flooring cooperative. That means we’re able to offer up all your favorite flooring brands. You’ll also discover Carpet One exclusives that simply aren’t available elsewhere, including Shaw, Armstrong, and Mannington.
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