Hardwood Flooring Guide
Hardwood has character that stands out from other types of flooring. From smooth and glossy traditional strips, to wide and weathered planks, the natural grains, knots and imperfections of hardwood are true to nature and provide a warm and authentic feel that will last year after year. Quality Carpet One Floor & Home in Crofton, MD, is your local hardwood expert, and we will help you pick out the perfect floor for your home.
Hardwood has become a more versatile flooring option in terms of style. You can still choose from warm traditional looks, but other styles have begun to emerge. The look of weathered and worn rustic hardwood is becoming more common in many homes. In addition, even lighter colored hardwood, such as grey and beachy-whitewash, are becoming more common in residential homes. Hardwood flooring is an investment in your home, so be sure you are choosing a hardwood look you know you’ll love for years to come. You can even choose between finished and unfinished hardwood floors.
Is Engineered or Solid Hardwood Better?
There is really no hardwood that is better than the other when it comes to solid and engineered hardwood. Engineered and Solid hardwood simply function differently depending on where you install them. Solid hardwood is normally ¾” or 5/16” thick and can be refinished multiple times. Solid hardwood is best installed in rooms with low traffic like bedrooms and dining rooms. Engineered hardwood floors are made up of layers of wood veneer planks, which gives it more stability. However, you sacrifice the ability to refinish engineered hardwood multiple times. Engineered hardwood can be installed in most rooms of you home, as well as hallways and staircases. To learn more about Solid and Engineered hardwood, click here: Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
Since we are a member of the Carpet One cooperative, we have the buying power of 1,000 store combined. That means we carry the best selection of hardwood floors and brands for you to choose from. We even carry hardwood floors exclusive to Carpet One including Rustic River, Invincible, and Voyager.
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Choosing Hardwood Floors
Choosing a hardwood floor in your home is dependent on the needs of the room; especially if the room see's a lot of foot traffic, or if it is a place your pets play.Choosing Hardwood
How to Maintain Hardwood Floors
Caring for your new hardwood floor is important, and plays a role in how well it will function in your home. Take a look at some cleaning and maintenance tips we have compiled.How to Care for Hardwood Floors
Best Hardwood Floors for Homes
We can help you determine which hardwood floor would be best for your next home renovation project. From style to hardwood types, our flooring experts can guide you in the right direction.Best Hardwood Floors
Wide Plank Hardwood
Hardwood flooring comes in all kinds of shapes and seizes, and wide plank flooring is one of the most trendy options. Wide planks give your home a more farmhouse feel and feature rustic as well as classic styles.Learn about wide plank hardwood
How Does Humidity Affect Hardwood?
To many people’s surprise, hardwood still takes in and releases moisture even after installation. Learn more about hardwood installations.Learn About Hardwood & Humidity