Hardwood Flooring Guide
All of your hardwood needs can be found here at Carpeteria Carpet One Floor & Home. Our wide selection of flooring is yours to explore in our showroom. Whether you have decided you want hardwood because of its looks or you love it for its ability to stand up to wear and tear, our local experts will help you narrow down your choices when it comes to type, style and finish.
Hardwood adds timelessness to a home in an instant. Its ability to be striking in appearance in any application is something that cannot be contested. Whether you are looking for dark stained, engineered wood or light stained solid hardwood, our showroom can be explored while our flooring experts ask questions about your lifestyle and needs. Design your home with functionality in mind and let our salespeople talk you through the process of choosing your flooring from start to finish.
There are thousands of hardwood styles on the marketplace today. We offer styles ranging from traditional to modern and everything in between. Our rustic hardwood options showcase the natural look of the wood with knots and texture, while our modern hardwood options have more balanced texture and uniform appearance. Generally, wider hardwood is installed for those looking for that classic farmhouse, with smaller planks being used for modern applications. Whatever the style, we have what you are looking for.
Types of Wood
Many different hardwood species can be used for hardwood flooring. The most common hardwood options are oak, cherry, maple, and birch, among others. Every type of wood brings a different accent, while also featuring distinct colors, knots, textures, and resistance to wear.
Differences between Solid and Engineered
Solid hardwood is wood flooring that is made entirely of one piece of wood. Engineered hardwood flooring, on the other hand, is made of three to seven layers of wood pressed together to make the boards more stable. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages. Solid hardwood can be refinished several times, which means it can last for a long time. Engineered hardwood is more resistant to wear and tear, however. Solid hardwood is prone to warping when exposed to humidity level changes and needs room to expand and contract. While engineered also needs room to expand and contract, it will not do so as drastically.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
Hardwood is an excellent choice for many of the rooms in your home. However, solid hardwood is recommended for living rooms, bedrooms, and offices. Engineered hardwood can be installed in those spaces as well as in basements. Engineered hardwood is ideal for hallways and stairs because of its ability to resist wear. Bathrooms and kitchens are not favorable rooms for hardwood because it cannot withstand moisture.
Our Hardwood Selection
Our local flooring experts are here to help you through the buying process. Learn more about hardwood by visiting our showrooms in San Diego or San Marcos, CA. We have exclusive brands like Rustic River™ and Voyager™.
How to Care for Hardwood Floors
Hardwood will last a long time if you take care of it properly. Visit our maintenance guide to get ahead of the curve on keeping it good as new.Learn About Hardwood Maintenance