Hardwood Flooring Guide
Hardwood is a natural flooring option that comes in a variety of species, styles and plank sizes to choose from. Not only does hardwood add timeless style to your home but it also adds value. Our flooring professionals are more than happy to help you navigate our hardwood selection and find the perfect hardwood for your home. Whether you are choosing a solid wood or engineered plank, there is a hardwood floor that can transform your home by either complementing your home décor or completely standing out and being the focal point of your space.
Ramtown Carpet One Floor & Home in Farmingdale, NJ is your local flooring retailer. We eliminate the stress associated with buying a new hardwood floor by using a unique process to match you with a floor that suits your lifestyle. Although hardwood flooring requires an initial investment, it pays itself off in the long-run with timeless beauty and added home value. Homebuyers love hardwood and are willing to pay for a home with hardwood flooring.
Types of Hardwood
With hardwood flooring, there is something for everyone. Different types of wood species all range in durability, style, and even color. When it comes to durability, different species are harder than others. Durable hardwoods like oak and maple are great for active families. There are also other types of wood flooring like cork and bamboo, which are an eco-friendly choice. Hardwood also comes in two different constructions including solid and engineered. One construction is not better than the other, the reason there are options is so you can choose the right hardwood for your home.
Solid and Engineered Hardwood
Solid hardwood flooring features a simple construction, which allows for its natural characteristics to stand out. Planks are usually ¾” thick, and add value to your home because they feature unique characteristics that cannot be replicated by other flooring. Engineered hardwood features a layered construction made up of 3 to 7 layers of real wood that are pressed together cross-grain to create stability within the plank. Both solid and engineered hardwoods are available in similar colors, styles and even species.
Where can you Install Hardwood?
Where you want to install hardwood in your home can play a role in the type of hardwood you should choose. For example, solid hardwood should only be installed in rooms that are cool, dry and have low traffic like bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms. The layered construction of engineered hardwood allows it to be installed in kitchens, hallways and even basements. 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.
Hardwood should not be installed in places like bathrooms or laundry rooms due to the level of heat and moisture on a daily basis.
Our Hardwood Selection
As part of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, we carry name brand and quality hardwood flooring in our showroom. Our exclusives like Rustic River™, Invincible™, and Voyager™ are all backed by our award winning warranties. Be sure to visit our showroom in Farmingdale, NJ to see our entire collection of hardwood flooring.
How to Care for Hardwood Floors
Hardwood flooring is durable and long-lasting when properly taken care of. 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
Is Solid or Engineered Hardwood Better?
When it comes to choosing hardwood, there are a variety of styles available. The most important decision is deciding if you want solid or engineered hardwood. Follow the link below to learn more about the differences.Learn About Hardwood Types