Hardwood Flooring Guide
Hardwood flooring is associated with luxury, beauty, and durability. Many home owners choose to install hardwood floors in their homes because of the sense of added value it brings to spaces. At Carrell Rogers Carpet One Floor & Home in Shepherdsville and Louisville, KY, you can be assured that we bring you only the best quality hardwood and brands.
Hardwood is a versatile flooring product, which means you can find the right flooring that fits both your needs and style. If you’re all about staying on trend with in-home styles, then gray finished hardwood might be a great choice for your home. If you want to be more traditional but still stylish, wide plank rustic looks are an up and coming trend that’ll be sticking around for a while.
Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood
The most common question we have been asked about hardwood is what the difference between solid and engineered wood is. Simply put, 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 glued to the top. Both types offer their own distinct characteristics that make them unique. Solid and engineered planks can be refinished in order to extend their life in your home. An advantage of engineered planks is they can handle more traffic and are more stable. But, solid hardwood features unique characteristics that stand out due to its construction.
Hardwood and Humidity
Since Kentucky is known to have a humid climate for most of the year, there are some things you should keep in mind when purchasing hardwood floors. Hardwood is made from real wood, so it can expand and contract with changes in moisture. When installing, make sure that there is enough room for the floor to adapt. The flooring experts at Carrell Rogers Carpet One Floor & Home can give you more helpful advice about Kentucky climate and hardwood.
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. The different types of hardwood require different areas of installation. For example, solid hardwood should be installed in cool, dry areas. Engineered hardwood, however, can be installed almost anywhere in your home including basements. We do not recommend installing hardwood in places around your home such as bathrooms or kitchens.
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 Carrell Rogers Carpet One Floor & Home showroom in Louisville, KY or Shepherdsville, KY, to speak with a flooring expert.
Why Choose Hardwood?
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What is The Difference Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood?
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How To Choose the Right Hardwood
Just like all other flooring products, hardwood has different advantages. Let us walk you through some hardwood advantages to see if they match your flooring wish list.How To Choose Hardwood
The Different Types of Hardwood
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Best Way to Clean Hardwood Floors
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