Hardwood Flooring Guide
Installing hardwood flooring in your home is a major investment, so you want to be sure you are choosing the perfect floors for your home. At Avant Garde Carpet One floor & Home in Waldorf, MD we carry only the best brands and quality products available to us. That means you can shop confidently knowing you will love your new floors for years to come.
Hardwood flooring continues to be a popular choice among homeowners because of its durability and long-lasting beauty. Hardwood flooring adds real estate value to your home, and when cared for properly it can last for years. Hardwood has the ability to make a space feel more open, warm, and inviting which is great for homeowners who often entertain guests. Hardwood is even easy to care for.
Types of Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood flooring is a naturally beautiful flooring option that comes in a wide variety of different options. Choose from traditional or exotic hardwood species, warm or cool tones. You can even choose different widths and lengths of planks.
Right now popular trends in hardwood flooring include hand-scraped rustic looks. What used to be the only way you could get this look was by tearing out wood from an old barn, can be purchased as new! Hardwood is an allergy friendly flooring option and is very easy to clean. Remember to clean up liquid spills and messes as to prevent damage and staining.
Solid vs Engineered Hardwood
The most common question we hear from homeowners is what the difference between solid and engineered hardwood is. Solid hardwood is one piece of wood that has a finished surface, whereas engineered hardwood has multiple read wood veneers pressed together with a finished surface. To learn more about the differences between solid and engineered hardwood, check out more information here.
Where can Hardwood be Installed?
No matter the type of hardwood you choose, it has its limits when it comes to where you can install it. For solid hardwood options, we recommend installing them in moderately trafficked areas such as bedrooms, living rooms, and home offices. Engineered hardwood, however, can withstand more traffic and can be installed in places like hallways, stair cases, and recreational rooms and in some cases even finished basements. You should remember to avoid installing hardwood in places like kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms because of the moisture and humidity.
Our Hardwood Selection
Since we are a member of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, we have access to exclusive brands such as Rustic River™, Invincible™ Hardwood, and Voyager™. If you’d like to learn more about hardwood, continue reading below or visit our Avant Garde Carpet One Floor & Home showroom in Waldorf, MD and speak with one of our flooring professionals.
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