With diverse species, hardwood offers a unique richness and warmth. It is a classic flooring option that has great appeal and can increase a home’s worth. Most importantly, hardwood is lasting and durable and it can remain beautiful for a lifetime. At Cluff Carpet One Floor & Home, we carry name brand hardwood flooring along with Carpet One Floor & Home exclusive brands.
Hardwood comes in a variety of species such as oak, maple, hickey, exotics, and more. We carry traditional options as well as modern options that are larger in size and appear weathered or rustic in style. Hardwood flooring is timeless and the unique knots and grains found in hardwood make it truly unique. Hardwood is best installed in rooms such as bedrooms, living rooms, and hallways.
There are several different styles of hardwood you can choose. 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.
Our flooring professionals have an eye for design and can help you find a hardwood floor that matches your current home décor or stands out from the rest of your home.
Types of Wood
There are also different types of hardwood flooring. The different hardwood options include maple, cherry, oak, and birch, among others. Each wood option offers unique shades and character, and they also feature different strength levels and wear resistance. If you are looking for a unique and exotic look, we also offer cork and bamboo options. An added benefit is they are both sustainable and eco-friendly.
Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood
Hardwood flooring is available in solid or engineered versions. Solid hardwood is considered the traditional hardwood option. It is a simple construction made from a single plank of wood with a finished, or unfinished, surface. Solid hardwood is a long-lasting option because most solid hardwood can be refinished a few times, depending on how thick the tongue is on the side of the plank. Engineered hardwood is made up of multiple real wood veneers pressed together, and the grains are cross-directional to give the plank more stability. The benefit of engineered hardwood is it resists changes in humidity and will not expand and contract as easily as solid hardwood. Let our flooring professionals help you determine which hardwood is best for your home.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
The best places for hardwood include on and above levels rooms such as living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and home offices. Other places you could install a more durable hardwood floor include staircases and hallways. Engineered hardwood could even be installed in a finished basement. It is important to remember to avoid installing hardwood in rooms where there is a lot of humidity and moisture such as bathrooms and laundry rooms.
Our Hardwood Selection
Stop by our showroom in Waterford, CT and shop our amazing selection of hardwood flooring. We offer Carpet One Floor & Home exclusive brands such as Rustic River and Voyager in addition to name brands like Somerset.
What is the Difference Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood?
We are often asked what the difference is between solid and engineered hardwood. Follow the link below to learn more.What Type of Wood is Best?