Hardwood flooring adds a distinction like nothing else. With its incredible ability to add value and tradition to your favorite interiors, hardwood flooring is a worthy investment to consider. At Direct Sales Flooring Carpet One Floor & Home of Castro Valley, CA, you’ll encounter all the latest and greatest in solid and engineered hardwood products.
If you’re thinking of installing new hardwood flooring, now is the perfect time to take the plunge. A crucial first step is to gain an ample understanding of what hardwood flooring is and which type works best for you. We can help you get to know your options and find the best hardwood for your unique style and needs.
Currently, there are hundreds of hardwood flooring styles to consider. Hardwood is now attainable for any style, budget, or need. Options include a full range of colors, finishes, and planks of varying lengths and widths.
Some popular styles include:
This is a relatively common question. Any type of wood species is considered “hardwood flooring”. All hardwood flooring is sourced from different tree species, both domestic and exotic, and all species can be used for hardwood flooring.
Some exotic hardwood types include:
Some domestic hardwood types include:
When choosing your hardwood species for your wood flooring, keep in mind that each has a different hardness level, so keep the installation area in mind. For example, pine is considered softer on the hardness scale, making it susceptible to dents and scratches more easily, while oak is considered harder and more durable.
Each plank consists of a single, solid layer of hardwood. Many homeowners prefer solid hardwood due to its value-enhancing abilities and the fact that it can be refinished repeatedly. Solid hardwood is a commitment and requires a consistent interior climate.
With engineered hardwood, your floor will be much more forgiving. These manufactured planks are crafted using up to seven layers of natural woods and resins. Engineered hardwood can be installed below grade and is made to manage heavier moisture and wear. A denser floor overall, engineered hardwood is also more affordable.
Hardwood flooring isn’t suitable for kitchen or bathroom use: frequent humidity and moisture can cause it to warp or buckle over time. Solid hardwood fares best in quieter settings where moisture is carefully managed and choose an engineered product if you have pets or if your children are small. Looking to install hardwoods in or near a kitchen or bathroom? Check out our waterproof hardwoods or our waterproof luxury vinyl flooring.
Solid Hardwoods can be installed in the following areas:
Engineered Hardwoods can be installed in the following areas:
When it comes to installing your hardwood flooring, we suggest working with a professional. We offer professional installation services on all our flooring options, including hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, vinyl flooring, and tile.
Direct Sales Flooring Carpet One Floor & Home is an independently owned and operated member of the world’s largest flooring cooperative. We specialize in all the latest hardwood flooring brands, providing you with localized services and fair pricing. To learn more about our hardwood flooring selection or inquire about hardwood refinishing please visit us soon at 2973 Castro Valley Boulevard in Castro Valley, CA. You can also shop for our hardwood flooring online.
Hardwood Flooring Care
Enjoy your solid or engineered hardwood floors for years to come with these care tips from the Carpet One pros!