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.
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:
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:
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 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:
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:
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:
Maintaining a consistent humidity level will go a long way in ensuring a long, happy, and beautiful life for your hardwood.
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.
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:
*Keep in mind that this process can take between 2-3 visits to complete your desired look.
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.
Enjoy your hardwood floors for years to come! Follow this easy-care guide to maintain your hardwood.