Hardwood flooring is a perennial flooring favourite Few options beat the elegance and enduring beauty of natural hardwood. Hardwood floors can last the life of your home, thanks to its durability. You can sand and refinish it multiple times throughout the years. It increases your property value so it’s an excellent investment.
Some of our favourite hardwood flooring trends include:
Unlike wood-look imitations, each genuine hardwood plank is completely unique, with gorgeous flowing grain patterns, textures, and gnarls. You can also choose beveled edges and extra slip, stain, and abrasion-resistant finishes.
It’s also important to pick the right wood species for your home as well since that can play a big factor in several key factors.
From natural oak floors to maple, hickory, walnut, cherry, birch, and exotics, there are a wide array of domestic and exotic hardwood options. Beyond their unique appearances, each species offers various levels of scratch, dent, and moisture resistance.
Certain species will transform into different shades as they age. In addition, each type of wood has its own unique hardness levels. Our flooring experts will guide you through the benefits of each hardwood species and help you decide on a product that works for you.
With the region’s chilly winter season and balmy summers, a carefully chosen hardwood floor will ensure happy returns. We can help ensure every flooring decision is made carefully.
Today there are two major forms of hardwood on the market – solid and engineered. Here are things to keep in mind about the different hardwood flooring families.
Solid hardwood is prized by those seeking the ultimate value-enhancer. It can be sanded and refinished multiple times over the years, appealing to those with changing styles. Solid hardwood is best reserved for quiet, dry interiors. It cannot be used below grade, and a steady relative humidity level is required.
Made of multiple layers of pressed hardwood and resin, engineered planks are much denser and more resilient. These options are equipped with a scratch-resistant surface for additional reinforcement. Engineered hardwood can be installed below grade and offers a fair degree of moisture resistance.
Proper hardwood flooring installation is essential because if done wrong your floors can become damaged and end up needing to be replaced sooner. Even worst: an improperly installed floor might not be eligible for warranty coverage in the coming years.
But don’t worry, there’s no need to stress! We’re here to save you time and headaches. We have an in-house installation team who are skilled in all forms of hardwood installation, including glue, staple, and floating floors.
As a member of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, we also have access to the best hardwood brands, including exclusive products that you won’t find anywhere else. Our experienced staff will walk you through our flooring samples and help you find the right choice for your home.
Visit us soon to learn more about hardwood flooring inventory, our professional hardwood installations, and other related services. We can’t wait to see you in our nearby showroom, located at 26 Guelph Street in Georgetown, ON.
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