Hardwood flooring continues to be a popular choice for many homeowners. This is because of its long-lasting durability and timeless style. Direct Sales Floors Carpet One Floor & Home in Castro Valley is your local source for all things hardwood flooring. Our flooring professionals are here to help you find the best hardwood floor for your home. You can come to us as your local hardwood experts.
Hardwood adds real estate value, which is why it is such a large investment in your home. You should make sure you not only choose the right hardwood for your home, but you should know if hardwood flooring is right for your home before shopping around. Just like any other flooring, hardwood comes in a variety of options. You have the ability to choose from finished and unfinished hardwood floors, which means you can either have the installer apply a finish in your home or purchase the floor pre-finished.
Hardwood styles can vary by region and by trends. There is modern and traditional hardwood flooring, as well as rustic hardwood flooring options that emphasize wood's natural character. The different styles of hardwood are characterized by features such as plank length and width, wood grains, color, shine, and even texture.
Types of Wood
Different types of hardwood vary by species. Some of the different species include maple, cherry, oak, and birch, among others. The different wood species can also differ in strength levels and wear resistance. We also offer more exotic and eco-friendly choices like cork and bamboo.
What is The Difference Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood?
Solid hardwood is one solid piece of wood from top to bottom. Plank thickness can vary depending on the type of wood and the manufacturer. Solid hardwood can be installed on the first or second floor of your home, and can also be refinished. Engineered hardwood floors are made of multiple real wood veneers. The veneers are laid in opposite directions to create stability within the planks. This allows the floors to resist expanding and contracting during weather changes. Engineered hardwood can also be refinished.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
Hardwood is recommended for home settings where there isn't significant moisture like in bathrooms. The most popular spaces for hardwood include bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms. Other spaces in your home you could install a durable hardwood would be in hallways, on stairs, and in some cases in finished basements.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
At DSF Carpet One Floor & Home, we offer only the best hardwood brands in the industry. And, we offer premium services such as hardwood installation. We have styles of solid and hardwood flooring, so be sure to visit us in Castro Valley, CA to shop our selection.
Since we're part of Carpet One, we have exclusive brands such as Rustic River™, Invincible™ Hardwood, and Voyager™.
How does Humidity Affect Hardwood?
Humidity and moisture can take a toll on your hardwood floors over time. Follow the link below to learn about what you can do at home to keep your hardwood floors dry.Learn About Hardwood & Humidity
What are the Different Types of Hardwood?
Hardwood comes in many different options and two different constructions including solid and engineered. Follow the link below to learn more about the differences, and visit us in-store to find out which would be best for your home.Learn About Hardwood Types