Designer’s Carpet One Floor & Home in Mississauga, Ontario, is your place for all things hardwood flooring. Straight from the forest to your living room, your hardwood floor is a natural wonder that, if installed correctly, can last for generations. A stunning accessory to just about any décor scheme, it’s no wonder that organic hardwood has surpassed decades of fleeting flooring trends. While hardwood flooring certainly has a lot to offer, the decision to install new hardwood should never be made in haste. Hardwood floors represent a significant investment – one that can add enduring value to your property when installed correctly. That’s why it’s so important to seek some guidance from our group of seasoned flooring experts. Have you looked up hardwood flooring near me recently? Then come and visit our showroom or start browsing our hardwood flooring selection online now!
Hardwood flooring comes in a variety of different styles. There is modern and traditional hardwood flooring, as well as rustic hardwood flooring options that emphasize wood's natural character. The different styles of hardwood can be characterized by plank length and width, wood grains, colour, shine, and even texture. Hardwood is not just categorized by its style, but also by the species of wood. The different hardwood options include maple, cherry, oak, and birch, among others. Each wood option offers unique shades and character, and they also feature different strength levels and wear resistance.
Today’s consumers can expect to encounter two major groups of hardwood flooring on their next shopping trip: solid hardwood and engineered hardwood.
Solid wood planks are associated with quality and durability and have been used by builders for hundreds of years. These types of planks are cut from logs of solid wood. They come in options that are finished by the manufacturer or you can choose to finish them after they are installed in your home. Many types of solid wood planks can also be refinished to extend their life in your home. Solid hardwood performs best in dry, cool climates, but accommodations can be made to install hardwood in areas with some moisture. We recommend installing solid hardwood in bedrooms, living spaces, and even on stairs.
Compared to solid planks, engineered hardwood planks feature a newer construction. These planks have a thin veneer of real wood on the surface that is fused with crisscrossed layers of wood slices underneath. The bottom layer helps the planks resist expansion and contraction. The veneers are usually made of hardwood and are pre-finished in the factory. These planks can be installed on all levels of your home and can even withstand areas with moisture like basements and kitchens. If you have an active household with children and pets running around, engineered planks are your best option if you are looking for a long-lasting durable floor.
At Designer’s Carpet in Mississauga, we love helping our clients choose a hardwood floor that perfectly complements their lifestyle, décor preferences, and needs. That’s why we’re constantly on the hunt for the latest and greatest in hardwood flooring. As proud members of Carpet One Floor & Home, the world’s largest flooring cooperative, we’re able to stay close to our locally -owned-and-operated roots, while still offering you top-quality, exclusive hardwood flooring brands.
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