About Hardwood Flooring
Considered one of the most luxurious floors of both past and present, hardwood flooring has the ability to distinguish and transform. Made naturally to last for generations, hardwood flooring adds genuine value to each space it graces.
While there’s certainly a lot to love about hardwood flooring, this gorgeous floor isn’t ideal for every homeowner or for every home. Hardwood flooring can be tricky to install, is often priced to fit its opulent status, and isn’t compatible with all spaces or climates. That’s why it’s extremely important to do your just research when considering hardwood floors.
Are you dreaming of gleaming hardwood floors for your home or business? Here are some things for you to consider:
Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Hardwood
Modern innovation has given us a newer kind of hardwood to contemplate, and today’s shoppers can choose between traditional solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring. While these two distinctive flooring types look and feel a lot alike, there are some notable differences below the surface.
Solid hardwood, as its name suggests, is made out of solid wood planks. Solid hardwood is typically seen in historic structures and is considered by many to be the ultimate in fine flooring since it can be refinished as many times as you like. Since it tends to be pricey, solid hardwood should only be installed in compatible settings. It cannot go below grade, and isn’t recommended in areas prone to excessive humidity and moisture.
A product of current technology, engineered hardwood is made to take on all the challenges of the modern-day. While it’s still made entirely of wood, engineered hardwood flooring is built in layers, with a water-resisting core. This type of flooring has added density and because of this, it resists everyday wear and tear. It’s also less costly, and can be installed in spaces that are inhospitable to hardwood, including finished basements.
For hardwood flooring seekers, a whole forest of options await. Which species of hardwood is right for you? Truly, the choices are as varied as personal tastes. Options include everything from rustic and hand-scraped wide pine, to glossy and rich mahogany- and everything in between.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
At Bradford Carpet One Floor & Home, we enjoy helping our clients discover flooring that they will feel great about. That’s why we stock hundreds of engineered and solid hardwood flooring options in our Saugus showroom.