About Hardwood Flooring
A dazzling addition promising an instant makeover to your favorite residential and commercial spaces, natural hardwood flooring adds instant value and richness to every space it touches. If cared for properly, your hardwood floor will grace your home or business for generations.
Considered the ultimate in flooring mediums by many, natural hardwood is always in high demand. However, hardwood flooring represents a serious investment and therefore, the decision to install it should never be made hastily. Professional installation is highly recommended to ensure a long lifespan, and some spaces simply aren’t appropriate fits for hardwood.
Are you thinking about hardwood flooring for your home or workplace? You’re certainly not alone! Here’s some important information to get you started on your journey.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
Hardwood continues to be a popular flooring choice because it can add style and value to any setting. Plus, if hardwood flooring is maintained properly, it can last for a long time. However, hardwood isn't suitable for every setting. We recommend installing hardwood flooring in areas where there isn't significant moisture or foot traffic. Hardwood planks will expand or contract when exposed to moisture, and they might chip or crack under heavy traffic. Residential areas such as bedrooms and living rooms are typically suitable for hardwood. If you're not sure whether or not hardwood is an appropriate choice for your home setting, be sure to work with one of our experts.
Solid vs Engineered Hardwood
Today, hardwood flooring is more attainable than ever, thanks to incredible innovations in the flooring industry. With the introduction of engineered hardwood, spaces where the more traditional solid hardwood isn’t a good match are now great candidates for the highly coveted hardwood look. Let’s take a closer look at these two distinctive families of hardwood flooring:
Solid hardwood flooring is the original hardwood, with each plank comprised of a solid piece of wood. Solid hardwood is a great choice for traditionalists, as well as those who like to redecorate often: this type of hardwood can be refinished over and over again. Solid hardwood cannot be installed in spaces below grade.
Offering a beautiful alternative to solid hardwood is engineered hardwood. Engineered hardwood, which is crafted using multiple layers of wood, is a sturdier and more forgiving option. It has a water resistant core and since it has added density, engineered hardwood can be installed below grade. It’s a great choice for finished basements and tends to be less costly than solid hardwood.
There are many, many different species of hardwood flooring to choose from, with new variations regularly appearing on the shelves due to ongoing demand. With hardwood flooring, there are definitely some beautiful looks offered for all styles and tastes. If you prefer traditional and vintage, you’ll love the wide-planked pines and weathered maple. For those whose style leans more towards the contemporary, there are innovative cork floors and high-polish mahogany, among other things. Truly, the sky is the limit when it comes to modern hardwood flooring.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
At Loveland Design Carpet One Floor & Home, we enjoy helping our clients find and embrace flooring that they can feel great about for many years to come. That’s why we offer up a comprehensive inventory of both engineered and solid hardwood flooring options for our residential and commercial clients, with new introductions being added on the regular.
Choose the Best Hardwood
There are a variety of hardwood options from which to choose. Our experts will help you make the best choice for your home.What Is the Best Hardwood For My Room?
Loveland Design Center Carpet One Floor & Home in Loveland, CO
Serving Northern Colorado since 1967, Loveland Design Carpet One has positioned our family-owned business to meet the ever changing needs of the design world. We continually update our 7,000 square foot showroom to offer you the newest and best products available. We carry a full line of residential and commercial carpeting as well as the largest selection of tile, vinyl, hardwood, and laminate flooring in our area. We also offer countertops, area rugs, and cabinets.