Learn About Hardwood
At Carpet World Carpet One Floor & Home, we have a wide selection of hardwood flooring options to choose. Hardwood flooring not only adds value to your home, but also beauty and character. Our selection of hardwood ranges in styles, finishes, constructions, and more. We offer both finished and unfinished planks for you to explore, as well as engineered and solid construction planks depending on the durability you are looking for.
Our flooring professionals are your local hardwood flooring experts. They can help you find the best type of hardwood for your home. We can narrow down your selection based on your lifestyle and personal style. As your local flooring retailer, we take pride in offering you one-on-one personalized service. Since hardwood is an investment, we make sure that hardwood is right for your home and help you find the style that best complements your home décor.
Our hardwood selection features a variety of styles. We carry classic, modern and traditional hardwoods as well as rustic hardwood flooring options that emphasize wood's natural character. The different styles of hardwood are differentiated by features such as plank length and width, wood grains, color, shine, and even texture.
Types of Wood
Hardwood floors are all made from different species of wood. The different hardwood options include maple, cherry, oak, and birch, among others. Each wood option offers unique shades and character, different species also feature different levels of strength and durability.
Solid vs Engineered Hardwood
Solid hardwood is one solid piece of wood from top to bottom. The simple construction allows for wood’s natural characteristics to stand out. They can even be sanded and refinished to extend its lifetime in your home. 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. These planks can also be refinished.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
Popular spots for hardwood are bedrooms and living rooms. Solid hardwood should be installed in cool, dry places around your home such as bedrooms and living rooms. Engineered hardwood can be installed on all levels of your home, including your basement, hallways and staircases. Hardwood is recommended for home settings where there isn't significant foot traffic and moisture.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
To learn more about hardwood, visit our showroom in Norfolk or Chesapeake, VA and speak with one of our hardwood experts. Looking to dive right into our flooring options? View our hardwood flooring products and exclusive brands such as Rustic River™ and Voyager™.
Types of Wood Flooring
Hardwood isn't the only wood flooring option. You can also choose bamboo flooring and cork flooring, both of which have unique appearances and durability advantages.What Are the Types of Wood Flooring?
Hardwood flooring will last for a long time in your home as long as you probably maintain it. Be sure to check out our maintenance guide to learn how to keep your hardwood floors looking as good as new.How Do I Care for Hardwood?