Hardwood floors are at the top of the list when it comes to customer popularity in Asheville & Hendersonville. Whether you’re looking to install hand-scraped hardwood floors or unfinished hardwood floors, our experts at Floor Coverings International Western NC can assist you to your exact specifications.
Solid Hardwood or Engineered Hardwood
What type of wood is right for you? First, you should identify if you want solid wood or engineered wood. Solid wood is exactly what it sounds like – a solid piece of wood crafted from one piece of lumber. Engineered wood is composed of several plies of wood products to form a single plank.
The advantage of solid wood is that it can withstand decades of sanding and refinishing because of its large wear surface. Another plus is that it’s the “real thing,” which can carry a bit more cachet, especially to prospective homebuyers.
Engineered wood has many benefits itself. For environmentally conscious homeowners, engineered wood floors use about half as many trees as solid wood. Because of its cross-ply structure, engineered hardwood is stronger and far less likely to warp. It can also be installed on different types of subfloors.
After choosing either engineered or solid wood, it’s time to consider other factors, like plank size, palette, and species.
Hardwood Plank Size
As far as the plank size, the longer the board, the wider it needs to be. The increased size comes at a higher cost. Large boards can add a lot of class to an upscale room.
Hardwood Flooring Styles
There’s no shortage of variety in hardwood palette types. Unfinished hardwood and hand scraped hardwood have risen in popularly during the vintage movement. Other popular styles include distressed hardwood and rustic hardwood. Those are just a few of our many styles—it all depends on your taste and budget.
Popular Hardwood Species
Some of the most popular wood species are oak, pine, Taun, cherry, pecan, maple, and hickory. Our flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Western NC can help you pick the wood species and palette of your choosing.
Give us a call today for more questions and a free in-home estimate. We proudly serve the Asheville & Hendersonville areas.
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