Learn About Hardwood Flooring
A perennial favorite for generations of homeowners, there’s truly nothing like natural hardwood flooring. Boasting enduring and undeniable beauty, these little pieces of the forest compliment homes of all styles and sizes. Are you considering hardwood for your home? Here’s what you need to know.
Types of Hardwood
Today’s hardwood flooring is generally sold in two major varieties: solid and engineered.
Solid hardwood is fashioned by using a single, solid piece of hardwood for each plank. A classic favorite, especially for homeowners wishing for future flexibility, solid hardwood floors readily be re-sanded styles, needs, and tastes.
Engineered hardwood, while likewise made entirely of natural wood, is constructed in multiple layers, allowing naturally-occurring grains to run at alternating angles. This creates a durable and solid floor that combines the beauty of solid hardwood, but with much more stability. Because of this, engineered wood can be installed in even your most difficult spaces: like kitchens and bathrooms.
Solid hardwood flooring consists of a single strip of real wood.
Engineered hardwood flooring is made from different layers of real wood.
What Wood Looks Are Available?
They say variety is the spice of life and with hardwood, there’s no shortage of variety. No doubt, natural hardwood appeals to so many because it offers such a wide, wide range of options. Different woods species and an ever-changing variety of wood finishes means there’s surely something for every budget, style, and taste.
Domestic woods like oak, pine, hickory, and walnut offer up classical style, with weathered finishes available to enhance your room’s rustic beauty.
For those whose tastes run more global, there are South American varieties like Brazilian cherry, maple, or mahogany: all offering up supple and exotic textures. Natural bamboo is another unique option that’s particularly appealing for the eco-minded. Since the harvesting method is naturally sustainable and renewable, bamboo floors add unique beauty that you can feel good about.
B & S Carpet One Floor & Home is your local source for hardwood flooring and related services. Stop by our Opelousas showroom today and learn how we can beautify your home with wood flooring.