Hardwood Flooring Guide
Classic and long-lasting, hardwood flooring is always stylish, enduring, and highly coveted. Whether you live in a vintage Colonial or a glossy contemporary, hardwood floors can complement your décor, while adding ongoing value to your property.
Are you longing for the look of hardwood in your home? Hardwood can last for centuries- it presents repeated refinishing possibilities and is available in countless combinations of wood species, finishes, shades, and colors. However, this beautiful floor isn’t ideal for everybody. Hardwood can often be costly, and future repairs can come at a hefty sum. These floors also don’t work well in humid areas.
Not sure where your space fits into it all? Here are some hardwood basics to help you make a decision that’s right for you and your family.
Solid Hardwood vs Engineered Hardwood
Not too long ago, solid hardwood was the only choice for those seeking traditional flooring, and a homeowner residing in spaces below grade, or in rainy climates, was often out of luck if they wanted hardwood floors.
Fortunately, today’s consumers have many choices to ponder, with wood flooring products available in two product families: solid hardwood and engineered hardwood.
Comprised of solid wooden planks, solid hardwood can last for generations and can be refinished over and over again. While visually stunning, solid hardwood cannot be installed below grade.
A modern-day alternative, engineered hardwood looks and feels like solid hardwood, but each plank is built in multiple wood layers. Engineered hardwood is much denser and sturdier, and tends to be more affordable. Since it’s inherently moisture resistant, it can successfully be installed below grade.
Today, there are hardwood species from all over the world that are used to make flooring, giving us more options than we’ve ever seen before. Choose between exotic acacias and down-home hickory; lush mahoganies and rustic pine…and everything in between.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
At Atlas Floors Carpet One Floor & Home, we enjoy helping our clients find a floor they can feel great about. That’s why we’re constantly expanding our inventory.
We’re members of Carpet One Floor & Home, the world’s largest flooring cooperative, so we’re able to stay close to our locally -owned-and-operated roots, while still offering you top quality products. Stop by one of our two San Antonio showrooms today and learn if hardwood is right for you.
Learn More About Hardwood
There are a few different hardwood options available, so let our experts help you choose the best hardwood for your room.What Is the Best Hardwood For My Room?
Hardwood, if properly maintained, can last for decades in your home. Visit our Flooring Guide to learn about hardwood maintenance.How Do I Care for Hardwood?