Hardwood floors is a major home investment, so it’s critical to get steady guidance. Buying a hardwood floor isn’t a one-size-fits-all decision, and our flooring experts are right here to help each step of the way. At Washington’s Carpet One Floor & Home in Mansfield, OH, we’re your destination for hardwood flooring.
Our hardwood flooring spans all styles and trends. When choosing the best hardwood floor for your space, consider your lifestyle, traffic levels in your home, your cleaning routine, where you want to install hardwood, and what type of hardwood you prefer. You don’t have to make these decisions alone– that’s what our flooring professionals are here for!
Modern hardwood floors come in a huge array of styles, beginning with domestic and exotic wood species. Common wood species include:
Each type has distinct colors, grain patterns, and hardness levels. For instance, solid oak is one of the strongest hardwoods. You can further customize hardwood flooring with different finish colors, gloss levels, and texturing. There are also extra wide planked wood floor panels, choices with varying tones from plank to plank, and beveled edges.
Solid hardwood floors are the original hardwood option. They’re made from a solid piece of premium hardwood, like oak, hickory, or maple. These planks range in width and height but are typically ¾” thick. Solid planks can be sanded or refinished depending on the level of surface damage. It’s meant to be installed on or above grade, in quiet, dry spaces like living rooms and bedrooms.
Engineered hardwood flooring is made from multiple layers of composite wood glued together in a cross-grain direction. These stable planks can be installed on any level, including basements, and more traffic-prone areas that experience humidity. Engineered planks resist wood’s natural tendency to expand and from changes in moisture and temperature. This is particularly useful in our climate, where the weather becomes extra humid spring through fall. Since engineered planks feature a real wood veneer at surface, they look identical to solid hardwood. If you have children or pets at home, consider an engineered option to stand up to accidents and sharp claws.
For decades, homeowners have loved the look of hardwood but struggled with its care. Wood Hardwood is naturally porous and absorbs moisture, leading to swelling in humid climates and shrinking in dry conditions. This can eventually cause the planks to warp, cup, and gap. For this reason, we sometimes choose not to install hardwood if they don’t have climate control, or they want new flooring in their kitchen & bath. We have an innovative flooring solution to this problem. Hydrotek™ is 100% waterproof genuine hardwood.
Hydrotek is an engineered hardwood floor equipped with a waterproof vinyl sublayer that resists shrinking and expanding in different moisture conditions. We install Hydrotek with leak-tight seams so spills can’t escape below the surface. A spill-resistant finish makes the floor fast drying, easy to clean, and stain-resistant.
Each Hydrotek plank is completely unique with its own rich visuals and distinctive markings. This level of detail gives your floor multi-dimensional beauty that’s difficult to mirror with faux wood. You can enjoy the appearance of natural floors in your bathroom, kitchen, foyer, hallways, and throughout your home with Hydrotek™. This means less worry over pet accidents, bath puddles, and spills, and more time enjoying your space.
We’re your local hardwood flooring store and part of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative. Here, you’ll find the best hardwood flooring brands, including exclusive products. Our co-op membership lets us share lower prices with you, and you’ll love our hardwood refinishing services and hardwood installations. Stop by our showroom in Mansfield, OH, today and speak with one of our flooring experts.
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