Hardwood Flooring Guide
Contributing strength, beauty, and true endurance, hardwood flooring holds on steadily to its status as a top pick, in an industry rife with changes. It’s no surprise, considering hardwood flooring has been a fixture inside residences and public gathering places for several centuries. Readily immersing itself into pretty much any style scheme, hardwood continues to enchant in modern times.
That being said, natural hardwood floors aren’t suitable for every space. Hardwood flooring can be comparatively expensive- it also isn’t waterproof and simply doesn’t work in bathrooms or basements. As with any renovation plans, the decision to install hardwood should never be done hastily. Do your due diligence- and don’t be afraid to ask us all the tough questions!
We can certainly help you find a hardwood that’s right for your budget and functional needs. But first, a few basics:
What is The Difference Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood?
Generally, modern-day homeowners have two types of hardwood flooring to choose from: solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. So what does this really mean?
Well, with solid hardwood flooring, each floor plank is made from a single piece of solid wood. The more traditional of the two, solid hardwood is known to last indefinitely – in fact, many antique homes you’ll see today boast original hardwood flooring. However, this option can get pricey, and solid hardwood must always be installed on or above grade.
A modernized alternative, engineered hardwood is made especially for homeowners in need of something more affordable and water-resistant. Built in multiple wooden layers, engineered hardwood is much denser than its solid counterpart. It works fine in any room, including spaces that fall below grade.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
At Sidney Inn Carpet One Floor & Home in Belleville, we love the bold beauty of natural hardwood flooring.
Our hardwood flooring inventory includes thousands of solid and engineered hardwood options and, as a locally owned-and-operated member of the world’s largest flooring cooperative, we’re able to offer up all your favorite flooring brands. We have hardwood brands such as Armstrong, Rustic River, and Mannington.