Hardwood Flooring Guide
Finesse Carpet One Floor & Home is your local hardwood retailer. Our collection of hardwood includes many species, finishes, and plank widths. We are sure to have a hardwood in our store that checks all of your boxes including style, price, and look.
Your flooring choice should be based on style and functionality. Our professionals are aware of current trends, timeless fashions, and traditional flooring options. They are also knowledgeable about the different types of hardwood and how they work in homes. Whether you want to browse our showroom in person or you have questions for our hardwood experts, we can help you decide on the hardwood that is best for you!
From classic to modern, we have hardwood that fits your design. Our hardwood ranges in character, meaning some hardwood has many knots, while other styles have little to no knots. We also have hardwood that varies in size, including planks that are five or seven inches long, among many others. The other factors in hardwood style are texture, finish, stain color, and wood grain.
Types of Wood
Hardwood is constructed using trees of many species which can produce different wood looks. Some of the popular wood species include white oak, red oak, walnut, maple, cherry, and birch. There are also exotic species of trees that are used for hardwood. Depending on the species, wood can be hard or soft, dark or light, and can vary in strength.
What is the Difference between Solid and Engineered Hardwood?
Solid hardwood flooring is constructed as it sounds. Solid hardwood is one piece of wood, made into floor planks with a grooved edge to make the floors fit together. Solid hardwood can be refinished multiple times and is usually more expensive than engineered wood. Engineered flooring is made of genuine wood, but is many layers pressed together. The top layer of engineered wood is the species of whatever tree it comes from, which make it look completely authentic. Because engineered hardwood is made up of several layers, it is resistant to wear and less likely to wear.
Where Can Hardwood be Installed?
Solid hardwood can be installed in living rooms, bedrooms, playrooms, dining rooms, and anywhere in your home that has low humidity. Engineered hardwood resists moisture, so it can be installed in all of the places solid wood can be installed, along with in basements and finished attics. Kitchens and bathrooms are not suitable for solid or engineered wood, because they are rooms that are prone to high levels of humidity and moisture.
Our Hardwood Selection
If you are interested in seeing what kind of hardwood we offer, shop online or visit our store in Pine Grove, CA. We carry exclusive brands such as Rustic River™ and Voyager™.
How to Care for Hardwood Floors
Preserving the look of your hardwood floors is something that can be done through proper maintenance. Learn more about how to make your hardwood long-lasting and beautiful.Learn About Hardwood Care
What are the Different Types of Hardwood?
Solid and engineered hardwood floors are both excellent options for homes. Depending on your lifestyle, one can work for you better than the other.Learn About Types of Hardwood