Hardwood Flooring Guide
Hardwood flooring has been a residential option for hundreds of years now because of its longevity as well as time-less appeal. Hardwood upholds a reputation to be naturally beautiful as well as durable. These floors add value and functionality to your home when you select the right one.
Every homeowner knows hardwood is an investment into your home, so make sure you choose a floor you love. Hardwood has become more versatile than ever, choose from different species, finishes, and compositions that best suit you and your lifestyle. You even have options like finished and unfinished hardwood floors, which means you can either have the installer apply a finish in your home or purchase the floor pre-finished. Another important choice is if you want solid or engineered hardwood.
What is The Difference Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood?
Solid hardwood is, just as its name describes, one solid piece of wood from top to bottom. Thickness typically varies, but on average you can choose from ¾” or 5/16”. Solid hardwood preforms best when installed above or on grade, and can even be sanded and refinished multiple times during its lifetime. Engineered hardwood floors are made of multiple real wood veneers whose grains run in different directions in order to increase stability. This allows the floors to resist expanding and contracting during weather changes. One drawback is that these floors can only be refinished once or twice. They best perform installed in above, on and below grade so you can enjoy them on every level of your home! Learn more about solid and engineered hardwood.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
At Carpet One Floor & Home Commercial Flooring here in Cheyenne, Casper and Laramie, we offer only the best hardwood brands in the industry. And, we offer premium services such as hardwood installation. Most importantly, we offer Carpet One exclusive brands such as Rustic River and Invincible.
Learn More About Hardwood
What Is the Best Hardwood For My Room?
There are a few different hardwood options for your home, but fortunately our experts will help you make the best choice.Learn How to Choose Hardwood
Hardwood flooring will last for a long time in your home as long as you probably maintain it. Be sure to check out our maintenance guide to learn how to keep your hardwood floors looking as good as new.How Do I Care for Hardwood?