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Hardwood Flooring in Waterford, CT

If you’re searching for hardwood flooring near you in Waterford, CT, you’re not alone! Hardwood floors are the ultimate home improvement project due to their beauty and added property value. You'll encounter a wide selection of hardwood brands and styles at Cluff Carpet One Floor & Home of Waterford, CT. Our team of flooring specialists are happy to assist in your search for the best hardwood flooring for your favorite interiors.


Not sure which hardwood flooring option is best for you? Here’s a guideline for choosing hardwood flooring with Carpet One.


Which Hardwood Styles Do You Offer?

Do you have a specific look in mind for your space? Whether you prefer a coastal look or a minimalist approach, we can help you find the perfect combination of stain, size, and finish. From trendy favorites to traditional classics, we offer hardwood floors to fulfill every style.


Some of our popular styles include:

Which Species of Hardwood Do You Offer?

Modern hardwood floors can be made from a wide variety of both traditional and exotic tree species. Understanding each type of wood's distinctive features, hardness levels, and performance capabilities will ensure a long, happy life for your new flooring. The most important factor to consider is the simple fact that different species of wood will show their wear differently as the years pass.

Some of our hardwood flooring species include:

Solid or Engineered Hardwood: Which One Is Best for Me?

When it comes to choosing the flooring that’s right for your space, you always want to do your consider your lifestyle, foot traffic, and the area of installation. While solid and engineered hardwoods look alike, they both offer different benefits. Here’s a closer look at the differences between solid and engineered hardwood.


Solid Hardwood

Solid hardwood is considered the original hardwood option. It is made up of a single piece of lumber that is ¾” thick. When installing solid hardwood, make sure you keep it in dry and cool areas, such as your bedroom, living room, or even a home office space


Some benefits of solid hardwood include:

Engineered Hardwood

Unlike solid hardwood, engineered hardwood is manufactured using multiple composite wood layers, with a solid hardwood veneer placed on top.


Some benefits of engineered hardwood include:

Can I Have Hardwood Floors with High Humidity?

A hardwood floor can grace your home for many years if properly installed and maintained. Before you schedule your installation, you should always consider your home’s relative humidity level and regional climate. While humidity can play a large role in the health of your hardwoods, it is still possible to install hardwoods in your home!


Cons of High Humidity:

  1. If your home’s humidity level is too high, your planks will quickly absorb moisture, causing them to swell and warp.
  2. On the other hand, a low humidity level will shrink your planks over time, creating unsightly gaps and splinters.

How Do I Prevent High Humidity Levels?

Maintaining a consistent humidity level will go a long way in ensuring a long, happy, and beautiful life for your hardwood.

Where Can My Hardwoods Be Installed?

In general, hardwood flooring should be avoided in kitchens and bathrooms. Engineered hardwood allows for a bit more breathing room since it can manage some moisture. Your engineered planks will fare well in a finished basement, as, unlike solid hardwood, they can be used below grade. Solid hardwood, on the other hand, is better reserved for dry, quieter rooms, including bedrooms, office spaces, and living rooms.


Did you know? We offer a waterproof version of solid hardwood flooring! Visit our showroom to learn more.


Our Refinishing Process

If you’re looking to give your space a facelift, consider refinishing your hardwoods! Change the overall look of your area with a new stain, a high-gloss, or a muted, gray tone. Our refinishing process can include sanding or buffing. This involves sanding the top layer of hardwood and then staining and adding polyurethane to the top layer.


What’s included in our refinishing process:

  1. Removing the Shoe Base Molding
  2. Fixing any warped or creaking boards
  3. Sanding the floors
  4. Sweeping and cleaning between each sand
  5. Focusing on edges and corners
  6. Using a fine screen to finish sanding
  7. Dust removal
  8. Staining your hardwoods*
  9. Finishing your hardwood floors and cleaning any debris

*Keep in mind that this process can take between 2-3 visits to complete your desired look.


Shop Hardwood Near You - Cluff Carpet One

If you’re ready to begin your hardwood installation, get a free estimate at Cluff Carpet One Floor & Home in Waterford, CT! We are proud to be part of Carpet One Floor & Home as part of the world’s largest independently owned flooring cooperative. Our purchasing power is unmatched and spans all the latest solid and engineered offerings. We’re proud to serve clients throughout greater New London County, CT. Call us soon to learn more about our hardwood floor selection. With our comprehensive inventory of online and in-store hardwood brands, let us be your first and last stop when it’s time to shop for hardwood flooring.


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Hardwood Care

Enjoy your hardwood floors for years to come! Follow this easy-care guide to maintain your hardwood.