Learn About Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood flooring continues to be a favorite among homeowners because of its timeless style. In fact, nothing seems to add style, luxury and value to a home more than hardwood. Alpine Carpet One Floor & Home is your local source for all things flooring and hardwood, and we offer a great selection of high-quality hardwood brands and styles. It continues to stand up to its reputation of being beautiful and durable.
When it comes to hardwood flooring, it is an investment into your home, so you’ll want to be extra careful when making your decision. Just like any other flooring, hardwood comes in a variety of options ranging in different species, finishes, and compositions that best suit you and your lifestyle. Our hardwood selection features solid and engineered planks, finished and unfinished planks, and several different species.
Hardwood is available in several different styles to suit the personal preferences of different homeowners. There are modern and traditional hardwood floors, as well as rustic options that feature weather worn looks. The different styles of hardwood are characterized by features such as plank length and width, wood grains, color, shine, as well as texture.
Not all hardwood is made from the same materials, which is why it is available in different styles. The different hardwood options include maple, cherry, hickory and oak among others. Each wood option offers unique shades and character, and they also feature different strength levels and wear resistance.
Solid vs Engineered Hardwood
Solid hardwood is somewhat considered the original hardwood option, and is a solid piece of wood from the surface all the way through. These planks are typically ¾” thick, and can be sanded or refinished depending on the level of damage as well as the bevel. Engineered hardwood is made from multiple wood layers, which makes it more dimensionally stable than solid hardwood. These planks have the ability to resistant the natural tendency of wood to expand and contract due to changes in humidity. They also come in the same species as solid hardwood does, so you do not have to sacrifice style for functionality.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
As durable as hardwood is, it can be limited when it comes to where it can be installed around your home. For the most part, hardwood is the perfect flooring option for places like bedrooms, living rooms, home offices, and even your dining room. Solid hardwood should only be installed in on and above level rooms. Engineered hardwood, however, can be installed in all levels of your home, even the basement. You should avoid installing any type of hardwood in rooms like bathrooms, kitchens or laundry rooms because of the high levels of moisture.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
We offer only the best quality hardwood brands in the industry. As a member of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, we have exclusive brands such as Rustic River and Invincible. To learn more about hardwood, contact Alpine Carpet One Floor & Home in Culver City, Thousand Oaks, or Newbury Park, CA.
Types of Hardwood
Not all hardwood flooring is made the same, which means different hardwoods may be better for your home than others. Follow the link below to learn about the different hardwood options we offer.What Are the Types of Hardwood?
Before you start a cleaning routine with your new hardwood flooring, be sure to check the manufacturer’s warranty for information about which cleaning products to use. Follow the link below to learn more about hardwood care tips.How Do I Care for Hardwood?