Hardwood Flooring Guide
When homeowners think hardwood, they think of beauty, durability, and value. Many homeowners choose to install hardwood floors in their homes because it can add value to their home that they can enjoy. At Creative Interiors Carpet One Floor & Home you can be assured that we bring you only the best quality hardwood and brands.
With hardwood flooring, you can have a floor that suits your style and makes your home look even more beautiful than before. If you’re all about staying on trend with in-home styles, then gray finished hardwood might be a great choice for your home. We also have traditional hardwoods with yellow undertones, and rustic wooden planks that show off the natural look of weather-worn wood.
Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood
When choosing a new hardwood floor, you have two different options including solid and engineered planks. To put it simply, solid hardwood is one solid piece of wood, where engineered is multiple layers of wood with the grains running in opposite directions and a premium piece of wood as the top layer. Both types offer their own distinct characteristics that make them unique. Solid and engineered planks feature unmatched looks that cannot be replicated by any other flooring. An advantage of engineered planks is they can handle more traffic and are more stable.
Hardwood and Humidity
Since South Carolina is known to have a humid climate for most of the year, you should figure out before you purchase hardwood if your home is well-suited for it. Hardwood is made from real wood, so it can expand and contract with changes in humidity. We can give you more advice about humidity when you visit our showroom and speak with one of our hardwood experts.
Where can Hardwood be Installed?
Hardwood is recommended for home settings where there isn't significant foot traffic and moisture. Popular spots for hardwood are bedrooms and living rooms. We do not recommend installing hardwood in places around your home such as bathrooms or kitchens. You should choose the space where you want to install hardwood before you choose a floor. For example, solid hardwood needs to be installed on above level rooms of your home. Engineered hardwood, however, can be installed on all levels of your home.
Our Hardwood Selection
We carry top quality brands and products in our showrooms. Not only do we have the name brands you love but we also have Carpet One Floor & Home exclusive brands such as Rustic River™ and Invincible™ Hardwood.
Continue reading below to learn more about hardwood. Also be sure to stop by Creative Interiors Carpet One Floor & Home’s showroom in Beaufort, SC, to speak with a flooring expert.
How to Maintain Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood flooring is easy to care for when done properly. It is important to make sure your home is at the right humidity level, and that you clean up spills and messes right away.Learn About Hardwood Care
What are the Different Types of Hardwood?
Not all hardwood is made the same, nor does it come from the same trees. Follow the link below to learn more about solid and engineered hardwood options.Learn About Types of Hardwood