Are you looking for a floor that will outlive fleeting trends? Hardwood flooring adds timeless beauty to our indoor living spaces. Trends may come and go, but the appeal of hardwood flooring is everlasting. Oshawa Carpet One Floor & Home in Oshawa, Ontario, is your local hardwood flooring store and we’ll help you find the best hardwood floor for your home. Learn more to see if hardwood – and which type – is right for your home and visit our Oshawa flooring store soon to see our expansive hardwood flooring selection.
Like all home décor options, hardwood flooring follows popular trends that complement the distinctive styles of different decades. Today’s popular hardwood styles include clean light wood floors as well as rustic dark wood options. Unique styles of hardwood are characterized by features like:
You can choose anything from extra narrow to extra wide planks. Because wide planks cover more of an area than older hardwood, you end up with half of the fasteners in cases, which can cause the floor to move and be less stable. We use a glue assist method to help the fasteners hold the floor in a more stable position and minimize squeaking.
The hardwood species you choose defines your floor’s overall look and can naturally affect how durable your floor is. Our hardwood selection includes species such as maple, cherry, oak, walnut, and birch, among others.
When shopping for flooring today you will commonly be presented with two types of hardwood flooring: solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. While from the surface these two types of hardwood look the same, they are designed very differently.
Solid hardwood is the most traditional option. Planks are fashioned using a single, solid piece of hardwood like oak, hickory, or maple. Since it’s usually at least ¾ inches thick, solid hardwood can be refinished throughout its lifetime in your home making it incredibly long-lasting. This makes them a long-term investment that adds real estate value to your home. However, solid hardwood is more susceptible to moisture and warping, so we only recommend it for dry rooms that are on or above grade.
Engineered hardwood has up to seven layers of composite wood with a top layer of solid hardwood. The layered construction makes engineered wood floors more stable and water-resistant. It’s a better bet for rooms that don’t have climate control. It can be installed below grade and in finished basements. This flooring can’t be refinished as often and might not last as long. However, engineered hardwood uses fewer trees per plank so it’s more environmentally sustainable than solid hardwood.
Hardwood flooring is an investment and can be one of the more expensive flooring options out there. But that investment pays off! Hardwood can last the life of your home, and it improves your property’s resale value. We also have various hardwood sales throughout the year! Be sure to follow us on Facebook or check our homepage for the latest details.
While we’re sure you can do anything you set your mind to, sometimes it’s best left to the professionals. If installed incorrectly, your hardwood flooring won’t wear properly, and won’t look its best. In addition, any resulting damages might not be covered under your manufacturer’s warranty. This is clearly a case where it pays to call our pros.
With years of experience, our in-house installers have all the tools and skills needed to complete your project correctly, efficiently, and flawlessly. In fact, we’re so confident in our skills that we’ll back up every installation with a competitive warranty.
Installing hardwood flooring is only the beginning. Once your flooring is in the perfect place, it’s essential to maintain the temperature and humidity of your home throughout the seasons. This is because changes in humidity and moisture can damage your hardwood planks. Protect your new investment by using proper cleaners, furniture leg protectors, and mats to minimize scratching. Despite these efforts, your hardwood floor WILL scratch at some point- but that adds to its charm!
At Oshawa Carpet One Floor & Home, we offer a comprehensive, eclectic collection of hardwood flooring. As part of Carpet One, the largest cooperative of independent flooring stores, we have access to a vast selection of top-quality hardwood for every style and home. We also offer incredible services such as hardwood refinishing and FREE at-home estimates. Visit our Oshawa showroom soon and let our experts help determine which hardwood is right for you, or feel free to start browsing our hardwood flooring selection online now!
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Caring for Hardwood Floors
Follow these tips and tricks on how to maintain your new hardwood floors so that they stay beautiful through the years.
Solid hardwood is great for families with older children or no children. However, when it comes to pets and smaller children, solid wood will be put to the test when it comes to dings and scratches. The good news is, solid wood can be refinished! However, if you have a busy household, we mainly recommend looking into engineered hardwood or luxury vinyl products.
You can choose anything from extra narrow planks to extra wide. Because wide planks cover more of an area than older hardwood, you end up with half of the fasteners in a lot of cases, which can cause the floor to move and be less stable. We use a glue assist method to help the fasteners hold the floor in a more stable position and minimize squeaking.
We absolutely install hardwood flooring! We would love to help you with your upcoming project.
Hardwood flooring is an investment and can be one of the more expensive flooring options out there. But that investment pays off! Hardwood can last for the life of your home, and it usually improves your property’s resale value. We also have various hardwood sales throughout the year! Be sure to follow us on Facebook or check our homepage every now and then for the latest details.
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