Hardwood Flooring Guide
A tradition spanning several centuries, hardwood flooring allows us to enjoy the beauty of the forest without ever leaving our living rooms. With its strength and beauty, hardwood flooring has endured in the face of fleeting décor trends. The lure of hardwood continues to beckon today, and there are more hardwood flooring options right now than there have ever been before. With both solid and engineered options, there is truly no time like the present to add hardwood flooring to your favorite spaces.
That being said, the decision to purchase hardwood flooring can represent a significant investment, and choosing new flooring is never a decision that should be made hastily. Since hardwood flooring isn’t a great choice for every situation, it’s important to make an informed choice. Thankfully, recent innovations, such as engineered hardwood, have made it possible for hardwood floors to become more accessible for more homeowners.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
A favorite flooring for living rooms and bedrooms, hardwood flooring can be a good fit for both formal and casual settings, depending on your style motif. Depending on the finish and color, hardwood can be rustic and weathered, or glossy and chic. Our seasoned hardwood flooring experts can recommend a hardwood that’s the right match for you and your family.
Solid vs Engineered Hardwood
With thousands of hardwood flooring selections to choose from, all of today’s hardwood generally falls into two major families: solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. While most of us couldn’t tell the difference between the two varieties upon initial glance, some major differences are going on beneath the surface.
Solid hardwood, which is the most traditional option, is made using planks comprised of one solid piece of wood. Authentic and durable, solid hardwood can be refinished as many times as you desire over its lifetime, but it isn’t a good match for humid environments. Its newer counterpart, engineered hardwood, is manufactured in multiple layers and typically boasts a water resistant core. Engineered hardwood can withstand humidity and the occasional spill. It also can work well in spaces that fall below grade, such as finished basements.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
At Rusmur Floors Carpet One Floor & Home, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive and eclectic collection of both sold and engineered hardwood flooring. We offer a vast inventory of all your hardwood favorites, spread across our showrooms Pittsburgh, Bridgeville, and Moon Township.
As part of Carpet One Floor & Home, the world’s largest cooperative of independently owned flooring stores, we carry many premium hardwood brands you won’t find anywhere else, as well as beloved tile brands you know and love, including Invincible, Rustic River, and Voyager.
Why Choose Hardwood?
Hardwood flooring continues to be a popular option for home settings. Learn why you should choose hardwood.Why Should I Choose Hardwood?
With proper care and maintenance, your hardwood floor will stay beautiful for generations. Take the proper steps to ensure your hardwood floor’s unique beauty and grain is properly preserved.How Do I Care for Hardwood?