If you’re looking for hardwood near you in Excelsior, MN, you’re not the only one. Natural wood floors are also hypoallergenic, and easy to clean, and they can last for the life of your home if properly installed and maintained. Our Excelsior Paint & Design Carpet One Floor & Home flooring experts can guide you through all the possible hardwood options available for your specific home improvement project.
Hardwood is made with natural materials and comes in a variety of colors, species, and types for you to choose from. If you’re not sure which type of hardwood is right for you or where to install your flooring, here are some helpful guidelines.
Just like any other flooring, hardwood comes in an assortment of options. You can begin by choosing a wood species that fits your design taste and functional needs. For instance, solid oak flooring is solid, scratch-resistant, and has uniform grain patterns that are even and smooth. In contrast, hickory is known for its dynamic grain patterns and shading, which changes dramatically from plank to plank for a unique and multi-dimensional floor.
Other popular wood species we offer include:
In addition to the species, you can also choose different hardwood plank textures, sizes, and gloss levels. From wide plank, weathered dark wood that gives your floor a reclaimed look to bright, airy, and smooth light wood that’s expansive and modern, we have many different styles to choose from.
Solid and engineered hardwoods are the two main types of wood flooring. Here’s a closer look at these two types of hardwood and their benefits.
Solid plank flooring is a traditional option with a simple construction.
Engineered plank flooring is a more modern choice.
In short, all hardwoods are affected by humidity, even engineered hardwoods. Like many natural materials, hardwood has the potential to change when exposed to considerable humidity. Hardwood floors will eventually swell when exposed to humid air. Yet the specific amount of swelling differs according to a variety of factors.
Protect Your Hardwoods
Did you know? Carpet One offers an exclusive, waterproof hardwood brand, Hydrotek™, which has an innovative 100% moisture-proof design.
Solid wood floors are recommended for dry, climate-controlled rooms that are on or above grade. Engineered planks are ideal for any level of your home, including basements. Generally, you do not want to install real wood flooring in bathrooms or other high-moisture spaces where spills and humidity are common.
Most hardwood planks can be installed in a variety of areas, including:
Carpet One provides professional installation services and during installation, we leave space between your floorboards so they can naturally expand and contract without warping due to moisture.
As a locally owned flooring store, we have high standards for our products in our showroom. Our hardwood brands are high-quality and competitively priced. We carry the name brands you know and love, and we even have Carpet One exclusive hardwood brands such as Invincible Hardwood®, Hydrotek™, and Rustic River®. Additionally, we can help you with all your related hardwood services, including custom installations. Visit our showroom for your next hardwood flooring project. Shop our online hardwood selection now!
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Hardwood Flooring Care
Natural hardwood flooring care doesn’t have to be complicated. Keep your hardwood planks looking their best with these floor care tips.