You have a beautiful home, so why not compliment it with beautiful flooring? Hardwood is a natural flooring option that comes in a variety of styles, colors, and plank sizes. Not only that but there is a type of hardwood made for every home. Whether you are choosing solid wood or engineered there is a hardwood floor that will make your house a home.
Creative Floors Carpet One in Vero Beach, Florida, is your local flooring retailer. We are here to help you find the perfect hardwood floor for your home. Although hardwood flooring requires an initial investment, it pays itself off in the long run. Homebuyers love hardwood and are willing to pay for a home with hardwood flooring. So, what is it about hardwood flooring that makes it so popular? Let’s talk about it.
When you picture hardwood floors, typically you think of glossy, light oak floors. While we love those floors, they’re not everyone’s style. This is why you’ll be glad to know we offer a large selection of hardwood flooring options in an array of species, sizes, stains, and finishes. Our wide variety of different stains ranges from whites to dark, and we offer planks with high grain to low grain along with matte or sheen finishes. Whether your style is mid-century modern, industrial, nautical, or anything in between, you are sure to find the perfect floor when you shop with us.
While the species, stain, and finish are all important factors, the biggest decision you have to make when choosing hardwood is choosing engineered vs. solid hardwood. Both types of hardwood have great features and benefits, but one may be better suited for your home than the other.
Solid hardwood – features a uniform construction and has a classic look that adds value to your home. Made from a single piece of natural, solid wood, it can be refinished multiple times throughout its lifetime. Because of this, buying hardwood floors is a long-term investment, but ultimately adds property value! Solid hardwood flooring is naturally susceptible to moisture and warping.
Engineered hardwood – features a modern, layered construction of composite wood and a top layer of natural solid hardwood. This construction makes engineered hardwood more stable and resistant to the natural tendency of wood to react to changes in weather and humidity.
Yes, humidity actually is a huge factor in choosing hardwood flooring, since it can affect how long your floors last and their overall performance. Wood is naturally moisture prone and can warp and expand in high and low humidity. Ideally, you want the relative humidity of the room you plan to install hardwood around 40% to 60% at all times. This way it doesn’t shrink or splinter if it’s too dry or expands and buckles when there’s too much moisture.
Living in Florida can pose quite a challenge. If you have a climate-controlled home you should be all set, but if not, you may want to consider engineered hardwood flooring. It looks just like solid hardwood, but because of its construction is more durable and stable, so will not warp, buckle, or contract due to humidity.
Even though hardwood features natural durability, it does have its limitations. For example, solid hardwood is suitable for on- and above-ground areas such as bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms. Engineered hardwood flooring has a little more wiggle room and can be installed in kitchens, hallways, and even basements. So long as you care for your hardwood floors and do not continuously beat on them, they will last a long time in your home. Be sure to avoid installing hardwood in places with a lot of heat and moisture like bathrooms and laundry rooms.
At Creative Floors Carpet One, you can find an incredible selection of hardwood flooring in Vero Beach, FL. We offer a top selection of premium hardwood brands, including Carpet One exclusive brands that you won’t find shopping anywhere else. As part of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, we get to offer you the quality experience of shopping local with the selection of a national company. Be sure to visit our showroom to see our entire collection of hardwood flooring, or feel free to start shopping our selection of hardwood flooring online now!
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Hardwood flooring is durable and long-lasting
when properly maintained. As always, be sure to
check with manufacturer instructions when cleaning.
Follow the link below to learn some tips on how to care
for your hardwood floors.