Hardwood is a classic flooring option that remains one of our most popular products. It has a beautiful timeless appeal that can match any décor style. At Asheville Carpet One Floor & Home in Candler, North Carolina, we offer a great selection of hardwood floor options, whether you want bright light wood, dark wood floors, or something in between. You can make your hardwood floors the focal point or have them blend in – either way, beautiful floors make all the difference in your home.
Hardwood flooring requires an initial investment, but it’s long-lasting and can increase the value of your property. It also offers a vast number of styles and appearances ranging from rustic hand-scraped to polished parquet. The best wood flooring for you will look how you want and perform in the way you need. For instance, you can choose unfinished or prefinished wood flooring with different hardwood colors and shine levels. Glossier wood floors tend to show pet claw marks and scratches more than a matte finish. There are also options with special textures, beveled edges, multi-tonal planks, and much more.
There are two main types of hardwood, solid and engineered.
Benefits of Engineered Hardwood: Engineered hardwood flooring looks exactly like its solid counterpart, but its construction and capabilities are quite different. Crafted from up to seven layers of pressed hardwoods and resins, engineered hardwood is much less likely to shrink or expand when exposed to moisture or humidity. It’s a wonderful option for finished basements and tends to be much more affordable than solid hardwood. You may not be able to refinish engineered planks as many times, but they can handle moisture and foot traffic better.
Benefits of Solid Hardwood: Solid hardwood is the traditional hardwood flooring format, with floorboards comprised of single, solid pieces of wood. Adding beauty and value, solid hardwood is preferred by some due to its longevity. It can be refinished and revived multiple times. Solid hardwood needs to be carefully watched over, with a quiet and dry space being its most healthy habitat.
There are many benefits to installing wood floor panels throughout your home. Hardwood offers sound reduction and a more comfortable walking experience than tile or stone. Modern wood floors are also unbelievably durable and scratch resistant. Hardwood flooring is a hypoallergenic flooring choice because it does not harbor mold, animal dander, or pollen. This makes it an excellent choice for homes that have allergies or those looking for a clean, safe, hypoallergenic option. Your hardwood floor installation needs to be done correctly in order to prevent problems like buckling and gapping over time. We can help arrange a flawless installation that will leave you with beautiful wood floors that will last for decades.
Wood is a moisture sensitive and porous material. For a homeowner looking to upgrade their flooring, this is a key concept to understand. Wood floors bring luxury into a home, but it comes at a cost, especially if you live in high humidity. Wood flooring goes through processing to dry it out, bringing the moisture content down to between six to eight percent. The problem is, once installed, the wood continues to absorb liquid from the air. High humidity can cause damage like warping to your hardwood floors. That amount of damage depends on many factors like installation, storage and even how the plank was cut during manufacturing. As the woods absorb water from the air, the boards curl up at the ends. This curling exposes the area under the wood to moisture, as well. Once the swelling subsides, the moisture remains under the boards and may cause further damage. An extremely dry climate can be just as damaging; however, wood needs a certain amount of moisture to remain healthy and flexible. Dry wood becomes brittle and may crack or splinter. Excessively dry boards will shrink, opening the spaces on the floor.
As the best place to buy flooring in the area, we pride ourselves on bringing you quality hardwood products that are designed to look beautiful and perform optimally through everyday life. Whether you’re a busy family interested in a solid oak floor that can handle all the hustle and bustle, or you want rustic wide plank floors, we have an option for every budget, lifestyle, and design vision. To learn more about our natural hardwood floors, visit Carpet One Floor & Home, serving Asheville, Candler, Arden, and Buncombe County or start browsing our hardwood flooring inventory online today.
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