Hardwood Flooring in New York
Hardwood flooring brings enduring value and decorative distinction, so it’s always in heavy demand. We carry many solid and engineered hardwood selections at Carpet One Floor & Home of Latham, and Clifton Park, NY.
Are you thinking of installing new hardwood flooring? Understanding your options is essential in creating a stunning, functional space you’ll love spending time in. Here are some things to know about modern hardwood flooring.
What Are the Best Hardwood Styles
Right now, there are more hardwood flooring options than ever. You’ll find hundreds of products to satisfy your inklings. Hardwood flooring can be:
What Types of Wood Are Used on Floors?
Hardwood flooring is made using domestic and exotic tree species, including:
Keep in mind that each species has unique traits, abilities, and hardness levels. Choose with care, according to your lifestyle and activity levels. Light woods, dark woods, and wide planks are eternal favorites.
What’s The Difference Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood?
Solid hardwood and engineered hardwood are challenging to tell apart, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t significant distinctions under the surface.
- Solid hardwood has a long tradition of gracing historical buildings. Planks are made using one continuous piece of hardwood. It’s the traditional choice for wood flooring because it can be sanded and refinished multiple times throughout your home’s lifetime. Refinished hardwood floors are cleared of dents, stains, abrasions, splinters, and other imperfections, and they look virtually brand-new if the job’s done correctly. While it offers durable and enduring beauty to your property, solid wood is prone to warping when exposed to humidity and moisture. We don’t generally recommend it for kitchens, bathrooms, entryways, or below grade for this reason.
- Engineered hardwood is made using laminated layers. This includes a decorative layer that’s made with premium hardwood cuts and wood composite sublayers below. The primary benefit of engineered hardwood is that the cross layers create structural stability, which prevents each panel from expanding and shrinking when exposed to humidity, temperature changes, and spills. This means you can install engineered wood in your bathroom, kitchen, entryway, basement, and additional moisture-prone spaces. Many engineered wood products have thinner decorative layers and can’t be refinished as many times as solid wood, meaning they won’t last as long. However, there are higher quality engineered wood products that have thicker hardwood layers and can endure like solid wood.
Where Can I Install Hardwood Flooring?
Hardwood shouldn’t be used in the kitchen or bathroom. Heavy splashes can warp your planks over time. Engineered hardwood is a better choice for spaces frequented by pets and kids or rooms lacking careful climate control.
Our Hardwood Selection
Carpet One Floor & Home of Latham and Clifton Park are independently owned and operated by members of the world’s largest flooring cooperative. We carry an incredible selection of the best hardwood flooring brands, including Baroque Hardwood. We offer you localized services and fair pricing.
Learn About Hardwood
Hardwood is a durable flooring option, but when properly maintained you can extend its life cycle in your home. Hardwood floors are also easy to clean, as long as you clean them regularly.