Hardwood Flooring Guide
Florcraft Carpet One Floor & Home is your locally owned flooring retailer and source for hardwood flooring. Our flooring professionals can help you determine if your home is suited for hardwood and what type of hardwood would be best. We do our best to help you narrow down your hardwood selection based on your lifestyle and home décor. As your locally owned flooring retailer, we can provide you with the latest industry insights when it comes to hardwood flooring.
In addition to adding style and elegance to your home, hardwood also adds real estate value. This is one reason why we consider hardwood flooring an investment in your home. With hardwood flooring, you can transform a space into a warm and inviting retreat for yourself and guests. Our collection of hardwood features a variety of trends, and our flooring professionals have an eye for design to help you create the perfect space in your home.
We carry classic, modern and traditional hardwoods as well as rustic hardwood flooring options that allow the natural character of the wood to stand out. The different styles of hardwood are categorized by features including plank length and width, wood grains, color, shine, and even texture.
Types of Wood
Hardwood can be harvested from many different species of trees. The different popular hardwood options include maple, cherry, oak, and birch, among others. Each wood option offers unique shades and character, and they also feature different strength levels and wear resistance.
What is The Difference Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood?
Solid hardwood flooring is the original flooring option, and has since become a popular floor covering choice. This classic and simple construction allows the natural character of the wood to stand out. Many solid wood options can be refinished and stained to extend their life in your home and stay up-to-date with the latest trends. Engineered hardwood is made of multiple layers of real wood veneers that are pressed together cross-grain. This makes the planks more stable and durable. It is important to note that engineered hardwood is not the same as laminate, and is made from real wood. They can also be refinished like solid planks, and are a great option for those who have an active household.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
Where you want to install hardwood plays a role in the type of hardwood you should buy. Solid hardwood should be installed in cool, dry places around your home such as bedroom, living rooms, and formal dining rooms. Engineered hardwood can be installed on all levels of your home, including your basement. Other places hardwood can be install includes hallways and staircases. We advise customers to avoid installing hardwood in places with a lot of moisture and humidity such as kitchens or bathrooms.
Our Hardwood Selection
To learn more about hardwood, visit our NEW showroom location in Anchorage, AK and speak with one of our hardwood experts. Looking to dive right into our flooring options? View our hardwood flooring products and exclusive brands such as Rustic River™ and Voyager™ and name brands including Armstrong, Kahrs, and USFloors.
How to Maintain Hardwood Floors
Hardwood flooring will last for a long time in your home as long as you probably maintain it. Be sure to check out our maintenance guide to learn how to keep your hardwood floors looking as good as new.Learn About Hardwood Care
What are the Different Types of Hardwood?
When looking for a new hardwood floor for your home, you should know there is more than just one option. Follow the link below to learn more about types of hardwood flooring.Learn About Types of Hardwood