Hardwood flooring is associated with luxury, beauty, and durability. Many homeowners 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 carry only the best quality hardwood and brands.
Hardwood flooring is a versatile product, which means you can find the right flooring that fits your needs and style. Keep reading to learn more about hardwood and where you can install your flooring.
Before choosing the style of hardwood flooring that suits your space, consider which species of hardwood you will need. Hardwood offers unique shades and character in the home, as well as levels of hardness and durability.
Some popular hardwood species in our area include:
*The flooring experts at our Shepherdsville and Louisville Carpet One locations can advise you on hardwood species and styles that work best in Kentucky's climate.
Hardwood has never been a one-size-fits-all type of floor and is available in many different styles. When it comes to choosing the flooring style that works best for you, consider your interior design and your lifestyle. Gray-finished hardwood might be a great choice for your home if you’re all about staying on trend with in-home styles. 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.
Choose from modern and traditional hardwood flooring and rustic hardwood flooring options that emphasize the wood's natural character. The different styles of hardwood are characterized by features like:
When choosing your hardwood style, consider which brand of hardwood works best for your interior. Popular Carpet One brands in our area include:
The most common question we have been asked about hardwood is what the difference between solid and engineered wood is. Solid and engineered hardwood planks look the same from the surface. While we may have a hard time saying which type of flooring is better here at Carrell Rogers Carpet One, we tend to sell mostly solid hardwood flooring. Not sure which type fits your interior design? Here’s a comparison of both types.
Simply put, solid hardwood is one solid piece of premium hardwood, like maple, oak, or hickory.
In contrast, engineered planks are made of multiple layers of composite wood glued together with grains running in opposite directions and a premium piece of natural wood glued to the top.
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 floors are made from natural wood, so they can expand and contract with changes in moisture. When installing, acclimation is extremely beneficial for your hardwoods, no matter if it is solid plank or engineered. Make sure that there is enough room for the floor to adapt.
Hardwood is recommended for home settings where there isn't significant foot traffic and moisture. The different types of hardwood require different areas of installation. For example, solid hardwood should be installed in cool, dry areas. We do not recommend installing hardwood in places around your home such as bathrooms or kitchens.
Popular spots for hardwood flooring include:
Ready to install your hardwood floors? Speak with one of our flooring experts for professional hardwood installations and other flooring services.
We carry quality hardwood 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. Visit our showroom in Louisville, KY, or Shepherdsville, KY, or browse our online hardwood selection to learn more!
Learn More About Hardwood
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refinishing them for a brand new look.
Hardwood Flooring Care
Both solid and engineered hardwood add beauty and elegance to any interior. You can keep your hardwoods looking like new year after year with these flooring care tips.
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