Hardwood Flooring Guide
Beautiful hardwood adds so much to your home in addition to value. Hardwood is a natural flooring option that comes in a variety of styles, colors, and plank sizes to choose from! A&B Carpet One Floor & Home in Kitty Hawk and Buxton, NC is your locally owned source for hardwood flooring. Regardless if you choose a solid or engineered construction, there is a hardwood floor that will make your house a home. Our sales professionals spend one-on-one time with you to determine your needs in a floor and match you with the best hardwood for your home. We serve the Outer Banks area.
Try not to be put off by the initial investment of hardwood; it pays for itself over many years of great use! Home buyers love hardwood and are willing to pay for a home with hardwood flooring. In addition to its natural beauty, hardwood also features natural durability and when taken care of it can last the life of your home.
Types of Hardwood
Hardwood is very unique, and comes in a variety of species, colors, patterns, plank widths and more. The different types of wood species all range in durability, style, and even color. For homes that are active, harder wood like oak and maple are the perfect option. The biggest decision you have to make when choosing hardwood is choosing engineered vs. solid hardwood. We will never say one is better than the other. The reason there are different options is because some homes have different needs than others.
Make sure to choose the right type of hardwood for your home; it can really make an impact on the functionality of the floor. Solid hardwood flooring features unmatched beauty. These planks are made of a simple construction, and add value to your home. Engineered hardwood is still real hardwood, but made up of three to seven wood veneer layers with a finished piece of premium wood on the surface. This layered construction allows for the plank to be more stable.
Where can Hardwood be Installed?
Hardwood flooring may be naturally durable, but like any flooring it does have its limitations. For example, solid hardwood can only be installed in on and above ground rooms like bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms. Avoid installing solid hardwood in areas with a lot of traffic to avoid unwanted shifting. Engineered hardwood flooring can be installed in kitchens, hallways and even basements due to its durable construction. So long as you care for your hardwood floors and do not continuously beat on them, they will last a long time in your home.
The most important thing to note is to keep hardwood away from places with a lot of moisture like bathrooms and laundry rooms.
Our Hardwood Selection
As part of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, we can name brand and exclusive brands in hardwood flooring. Some of our exclusives include Rustic River™, Invincible™, and Voyager™. Be sure to visit our showroom to see our entire collection of hardwood flooring.
Learn More About Hardwood
Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood
There are two types of hardwood flooring, solid and engineered. Follow the link below to learn more about each type and find out which would best work in your home.Learn About Hardwood Types
Hardwood can add value to your home, but it is only recommended for certain home settings. Learn about hardwood installation.Learn About Hardwood Installation
How to Care for Hardwood Floors
The best way to make sure your hardwood floors last for years is to take care of them. As always, be sure to check with manufacturers instruction’s when cleaning. Follow the link below to learn some tips on how to care for your hardwood floors.Learn About Hardwood Maintenance