About Hardwood Flooring
At Contract Carpet One, we carry the best brands and quality flooring products available to us. What that means for you is there are a large variety of options to choose from. Hardwood flooring has been a popular option for hundreds of years due to its style and natural longevity. Hardwood always looks naturally beautiful and even adds a luxurious value to a home.
Types of Hardwood
Hardwood flooring is an investment and we want to help you make sure you not only choose the right kind of hardwood floor, but that you also take into account if hardwood is right for your home and lifestyle. Keep in mind that wood is a naturally absorbent material, so hardwood flooring is not a water proof option. Hardwood floors are best for areas such as living rooms, bedrooms, and hallways where you can show them off to guests.
Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood
Hardwood comes in a variety of options; choose from different species, finishes, and structures that best suit you and your style. You can even from finished and unfinished hardwood floors, which means you can either have the installer apply a finish of your liking in your home or purchase the floor pre-finished. Another important choice is if you want solid or engineered hardwood, so you need to take into account if you plan on ever refinishing your floors.
Continue reading below to learn more about hardwood flooring, but be sure to stop by our showroom in Beltsville, MD and speak with a flooring expert.
What is the Difference Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood?
We get asked pretty often what the difference is between solid and engineered hardwood flooring. We’ll go over the basics for you.Solid vs Engineered Hardwood
Allergy Friendly Flooring
Hardwood floors are allergy friendly because dirt and dust can be quickly and easily swept up. With proper installation and maintenance hardwood floors are great for homes with allergies.Allergy Friendly Flooring
What is the Best Humidity Level for Hardwood Floors?
Since hardwood naturally absorbs any type of moisture whether it’s a spill or in the air, there are some things you should know about maintaining your hardwood floors in humid climates.Hardwood & Humidity
Hardwood Floors in Living Rooms
Hardwood floors add beauty and luxury to your living room. Let them be a conversation starter at any event you may host, or even enjoy them all to yourself.Living Room Floors