Learn About Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood flooring continues to be a favorite among homeowners due to its time-tested looks and value adding style. Hardwood is a natural flooring option that comes in a variety of species, styles and plank sizes to choose. Our flooring professionals are here to work with you to help you find the best hardwood floor for your home. Whether you are choosing a solid wood or engineered plank, there is a hardwood floor that can add value to your home as well as increase the style in your space.
Pioneer Carpet One Floor & Home in Twin Falls, ID is your locally owned flooring retailer. We use a unique process to help match you to a hardwood floor that suits your lifestyle and home décor. Although hardwood flooring requires an initial investment, it pays itself off in the long-run with timeless beauty and added home value. Homebuyers love hardwood and are willing to pay for a home with hardwood flooring.
Types of Hardwood
Hardwood is available in a wide variety of options that cover different styles. The different types of wood species all range in durability, style, and even color. Some species we carry include oak, maple, and hickory. In terms of durability, some hardwoods are stronger than others. Hardwood also comes in two different constructions including solid and engineered. One construction is not better than the other, there reason there are options is so you can choose the right hardwood for your home.
Solid vs Engineered Hardwood
They type of lifestyle you live can have an impact on the flooring in your home, so it is good to have options when it comes to hardwood. Solid hardwood flooring is considered the original wood flooring option. It features a simple construction that allows for its natural characteristics to stand out. Solid hardwood comes in several different species and plank options which are typically ¾” thick. Engineered hardwood is made up of 3 to 7 layers of real wood veneers that are pressed together cross-grain to create stability within the plank. Engineered hardwood comes in most of the same species as solid wood. Solid and engineered hardwoods are available in similar colors and styles.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
The room you want to install hardwood in can play a role in the type of hardwood you choose for your project. For example, solid hardwood should only be installed in rooms that are cool, dry and have low traffic like bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms. The layered construction of engineered hardwood means it is able to be installed in kitchens, hallways and even basements. So long as you care for your hardwood floors and do not continuously beat on them, they will last a long time in your home.
Hardwood should not be installed in places like bathrooms or laundry rooms due to the level of heat and moisture on a daily basis.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
As part of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, we carry name brand and quality hardwood flooring in our showroom. Our exclusives like Rustic River™, Invincible™, and Voyager™ are all backed by our award winning warranties. Be sure to visit our showroom in Twin Falls, ID to see our entire collection of hardwood flooring.
We also offer name brand hardwood flooring including Castle Combe, Evoke, Armstrong, Mannington, and Cascade Pacific.
Types of Hardwood
Not all hardwood is the same and comes in different styles, types, species and more. The most important decision is deciding if you want solid or engineered hardwood. Follow the link below to learn more about the differences.What Are the Types of Hardwood?
Preserving your hardwood floors means taking care and regularly cleaning them. Be sure to check with manufacturers instruction’s when cleaning. Follow the link below to learn some tips on how to care for your hardwood floors.How Do I Care for Hardwood?