Hardwood Flooring Guide
Strong, luxurious, and enduring, hardwood flooring is truly a natural wonder. One of the industry’s most coveted floors, hardwood has been beloved for centuries, but today there are more choices than ever before. Whether you prefer an engineered or solid hardwood, or a finished or unfinished floor, The Floor Store Carpet One Floor & Home is your one-stop source for your upcoming project.
While the decision to install natural hardwood flooring can often represent a significant upfront investment, hardwood adds significant value to your home or business, and will grace your space for generations if properly maintained. Our team of professional flooring specialists can help you determine which hardwood is the best one to suit your needs.
Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Hardwood
Solid hardwood is the original hardwood flooring, with each individual plank made from a solid hunk of wood. With its legendary staying power and endless possibilities, solid hardwood is prized by those who like to redecorate, since it can be refinished over and over again as the years pass on. Solid hardwood cannot be installed below grade.
Engineered hardwood is newer alternative to solid hardwood flooring. With its multiple wooden layers, engineered hardwood is a lot denser than solid hardwood, and tends to be a bit more affordable. Engineered hardwood also offers up added moisture resistance. Though not considered waterproof, this revamped hardwood works well below grade and can withstand some moisture and humidity.
So, you’ve decided to install natural hardwood – now what? Did you know that the species of wood you choose will help determine your new floor’s overall hardness and performance, as well as its grain patterns? Whether you prefer the classical looks of oak or pine, or the luxurious gleam of exotic mahogany, there are many looks to choose from.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
At The Floor Store Carpet One Floor & Home we have an extensive inventory that includes all the latest and greatest in solid and engineered hardwood flooring products, including beautiful selections by brands such as Baroque and Rustic River, as well as hardwood installation services. As part of Carpet One Floor & Home, which is the continent’s largest cooperative of independent flooring stores, we boast the buying power of nearly a thousand other stores. We’re also able to offer you highly competitive pricing, combined with the warm and personal services that only a local small business can share. Visit our Denham Springs, LA showroom, located at 2540 Florida Boulevard SW, today, or give us a call at (225) 234-0946 to schedule your FREE onsite project estimate.
Why Should I Choose Hardwood?
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Solid and Engineered Hardwood
Stop by our showroom and explore our collection of solid and engineered planks. The different types of hardwood are made to handle the different types of homes and environments they are installed in, so there is a hardwood option for almost anyone.What Are the Types of Hardwood?
Hardwood Flooring Installation
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