Hardwood floors have been around for many years, and as time continues to go by, hardwood is still one of the top flooring choices today. Its durability, charm, and character make choosing hardwood a simple decision. We take pride in offering high-quality, long-lasting hardwood flooring at Carpet One Floor & Home in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Whether your home design is centered on comfy linens or modern metals, we have a hardwood floor that’s perfect for you.
As part of our wide selection, we carry both solid and engineered hardwood floors that range in species, stain, and style to fit your home.
Solid hardwood flooring is made of real wood. The species of the hardwood floor is determined by what type of tree the hardwood comes from. Solid hardwoods come in different widths, with the most common being between 3 and 7 inches, though they can be as wide as 15 inches or more. A solid hardwood floor can be refinished after it becomes worn. This process eliminates imperfections like scratches, stains, and dents, letting you create a whole new look to your space using different shades, gloss levels, and textures. Solid hardwood is built to last for the life of your home – and beyond. However, it’s important to note that solid wood is susceptible to warping with humidity and moisture exposure, making it unsuitable for areas like the kitchen and bathroom.
Engineered hardwood flooring planks are made by laminating layers of wood together. Each piece features a genuine hardwood layer at the top, so you get all the same natural grain swirls and stylish patterns. Below the hardwood surface are cross layers of composite wood
This construction promotes structural integrity because the planks won’t warp and bend as easily with exposure to humidity and foot traffic. Additionally, you can install your engineered wood at all levels of your home, including below grade. This provides more versatility than solid wood, which is only recommended for above-grade rooms. You can also install engineered wood in more moisture-prone spaces, including kitchens, entryways, and more.
While it has more dimensional stability, you may not be able to refinish your engineered wood as many times as solid wood, meaning your floors won’t last as long. This depends on how thick the real hardwood layer is. Higher quality engineered products have a thicker hardwood cut and many can last just as many years as solid wood.
Hardwood floors can be installed in many areas of your home, including:
These rooms are all ideal spaces for hardwood floors since they’re low moisture. Bathrooms and kitchens are not suitable for solid or engineered hardwood floors because they tend to have a high number of liquid accidents as well as high moisture levels.
We recommend choosing professional flooring installation for your hardwood needs. We work with local contractors to ensure every installation has optimal results. To ensure a smooth installation process, take time to chat with our onsite hardwood experts and have all your questions ready!
If you want to learn more about hardwood, visit us in Idaho Falls, ID. We have brands like Baroque®, Rustic River™, Hydrotek, and Hanover Hills, among others! To learn more, browse our hardwood flooring selection online now!
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