Hardwood Flooring Guide
For centuries, homeowners have been using natural hardwood for lasting, durable, and wear-resistant flooring and, as it turns out, history tends to repeat itself. Hardwood flooring translates well into modern times, as it easily integrates with both the traditional and the trendy. Beautiful and always unique, your hardwood floor will last for many years of properly installed and maintained.
Natural hardwood floors bring longtime beauty and value to your space. It is naturally made to endure and is eternally elegant. Since hardwood flooring can be a major investment, however, the decision to purchase hardwood should not be made in haste. Hardwood flooring doesn’t work in areas that fall below grade, and generally shouldn’t be installed in humid or extremely moisture-prone spaces.
Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Hardwood
Solid hardwood flooring was once the one and only hardwood choice, but these days, technology has also gifted us with another way- a way that’s a better choice for many scenarios. Engineered hardwood flooring is designed to work perfectly in settings where previously, hardwood flooring wasn’t feasible.
Made using simple, solid planks, solid hardwood is beautiful and traditional, but doesn’t work well when it gets wet. It can be repeatedly refinished, but cannot be installed below grade. And it isn’t usually the best-advised flooring for kitchens and bathrooms.
Engineered hardwood, on the other hand, is crafted in many wooden layers for maximum durability. A denser floor than its solid counterpart, engineered hardwood is made to handle it all: moisture, spills, even spaces that are below grade. It is also comparatively inexpensive, yet looks and feels almost exactly like solid hardwood. It can be refinished a handful of times over the course of its lifetime.
For those of us who like having plenty of choices, one might consider hardwood flooring. With hardwood, there is (literally) a forest-full of options for you to ponder. With hardwood running the full gamut of styles and pricing brackets, there are choices for almost every situation. Among the growing list of species choices are cherry, mahogany, teak, cork, chestnut, oak, maple, pine, and even bamboo. Which one will you choose?
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
At 47th Place Carpet One Floor & Home we enjoy helping our clients find hardwood flooring that truly accentuates their space and style, and that they can feel great about. We are proud to be members of Carpet One Floor & Home, the world’s largest flooring collaborative: which gives us the buying power of over a thousand stores. In fact, we have thousands of engineered and solid hardwood options in our Oakhurst and Madera showrooms.
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Cork and Bamboo
It is our mission to cater to all different types of customers, and that includes our environmentally conscious customers. That is why we offer natural cork and bamboo flooring. Now you can have exotic looking floors that make a minimal impact on the environment.Learn More About Cork and Bamboo
Hardwood Flooring Inspiration
Thanks to our resident expert designers, we’re excited to show you some of our favorite hardwood flooring looks, ranging from trendy to traditional.Get Inspired
Hardwood Flooring Installation
Made with you and your family in mind, our Healthier Living Installations system means that your hardwood floor will always be installed with safety and efficiency.Learn About HLI
Solid and Engineered Hardwood
When it comes down to hardwood construction, you can choose from engineered or solid options. As your local California dealer, we recommend choosing an engineered construction, which comes in almost all of the same styles and species as solid wood.Learn About Solid and Engineered Hardwood