Whether you want natural oak floors for your home or are ready to invest in hardwood flooring for your office space, the experts at West Side Carpet One Floor & Home are here to help. Plan a visit to our Lawton, OK showroom to find new floors. Read on to discover a few basics about hardwood flooring.
Your hardwood flooring can also be styled in specific ways. This includes various:
Our experts will give you tips on which styles will work best for your space. For instance, wide plank dark wood with weathered textures is perfect for a farm-style look. However, if you’re working with a smaller room, narrow planks can help make it appear bigger.
There are a wide variety of hardwood species available, including domestic and exotic woods like:
Each features distinct characteristics, both aesthetically and functionally. For example, hickory is among the hardest wood species, making its planks exceptionally robust. Additionally, you’ll find different grain patterns and colors.
There are two main types of hardwood flooring planks: engineered and solid.
Solid hardwood is the traditional form and is made of a single piece of hardwood throughout. It’s certainly luxurious but requires careful placement. Moisture isn’t kind to solid hardwood, so it’s best reserved for quiet, dry space.
Engineered hardwood flooring is a more modern development that’s become popular recently Engineered planks are made using laminated layers of composite wood with a genuine hardwood veneer at the surface. This creates structural stability and prevents each plank from warping with humidity and moisture exposure.
Solid hardwood flooring planks are recommended for dry, above-grade rooms, while engineered hardwood is more versatile. Install engineered hardwood planks on any level of your home and in more moisture-prone areas like kitchens and mudrooms. We also carry Hydrotek™ waterproof hardwood, which is 100% moisture repellent and can even be added to your kitchen without worry.
A professional installation is the smartest decision you can make once you decide on hardwood flooring. Here’s a quick overview of the installation process and what to expect.
Your new hardwood will be delivered and placed INSIDE the space in which it is intended to be installed at least one week prior to installation to acclimate.
Acclimation allows your flooring to expand and contract to fit your home environment.
Your installers will need a dry, covered area to saw planks, with easy access to outlets.
Expect a fair degree of sawdust and noise during installation: don’t worry, it’s temporary!
Plan ahead to ensure your floor stays protected once installed. Taking proactive steps like purchasing felt tabs for table legs and reviewing your floor’s care instructions will go a long way.
We carry a full range of hardwood flooring options. Our experts will guide you through the various products and help you find the perfect choice for your home or business. In addition to excellent prices, we carry the best hardwood brands on the market. Our membership in the Carpet One co-op ensures you get the selection and value of a big box store with the personal service of a locally owned and operated business. Visit us today to explore our hardwood flooring.
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