Hardwood Flooring Guide
Hardwood is a classic choice for most homeowners still. Its natural beauty and longevity proves time and again that hardwood floors are a durable choice. At Foote Bros. Carpet One Floor & Home in Gadsden and Anniston we carry only the best kinds of hardwood to choose from for our customers. That means you have the ability to choose from both name brand and exclusive Carpet One Floor & Home brand options.
Hardwood requires an up-front investment for materials, but it can be refinished and will remain looking like new for many years to come. This is great for homes with young children and pets. As long as it is properly sealed, vacuuming and sweeping will be enough to keep them clean. Be sure to clean up any spills or messes right away as to not damage the finish.
Benefits of Hardwood
Hardwood flooring is also a hypoallergenic flooring choice. Mold, mildew, and even household allergens have nowhere to hide and thrive. This makes it a great fit for individuals who have allergies or those looking for a clean, safe, hypoallergenic option for their home.
What is The Difference Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood?
Solid hardwood is, just as its name describes, one solid piece of wood from top to bottom. The thickness of the plank can vary, which helps to determine durability. Solid hardwood performs best when installed above or on grade, and can even be sanded and refinished. Engineered hardwood floors are made of multiple real wood veneers whose grains run in different directions in order to increase stability. This allows the floors to resist expanding and contracting during weather changes. Engineered planks can also be refinished to extend their life in your home.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
Hardwood is recommended for home settings where there isn't significant foot traffic and moisture. Popular spots for hardwood are bedrooms and living rooms. Engineered hardwood can be installed on all levels of your home, including busy areas like hallways and stair cases, and even finished basements.
Our Hardwood Selection
Continue reading below to learn more about hardwood floors, and be sure to visit our Foote Bros. Carpet One Floor & Home showroom in Anniston and Gadsden, AL and see firsthand out hardwood product selection. Since we're part of the Carpet One cooperative, we have exclusive brands such as Rustic River™, Invincible™ Hardwood, and Voyager™.
Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood
A common question we get about hardwood is what the difference between solid and engineered is.Is Solid or Engineered Hardwood Better?