From natural solid wood to modern engineered planks, hardwood flooring comes in a wide range of wood types, grades and finishes. This versatility makes hardwood a great option for any color palette. Due to its beauty and durability hardwood helps to increase the value of your house, both now and in the future.
Because hardwood floors are typically sealed with a protective layer of finish, they are more stain resistant than other types of flooring. They can also be repaired and refinished if they are scratched or damaged.
When deciding if hardwood is right for your remodel, consider how you use the room. Because it’s durable, hardwood is great for high-traffic areas like hallways and open living spaces. And it can be layered with area rugs for a stylish effect in bedrooms and family rooms.
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With Solid Hardwood floors, each plank is a solid piece cut from a single section of board. With Engineered Hardwood, planks are made up of layers consisting of natural wood on the top and plywood layers underneath for added strength.
Traditional hardwood is smooth. But some homeowners today prefer hardwood with subtle textures such as Hand Scraped or Distressed.
The most common hardwood species used in flooring are oak, hickory and maple. But cherry, bamboo and cork are also becoming more popular. Each species varies in durability, grain patterns and color—so the species you select plays a big role in the overall style of your floor.
Color is another style influencer. Natural color variations from board to board are part of what gives hardwood its beauty. Some hardwoods are left unstained to allow the natural color to show through while others are enhanced with stain.