Hardwood flooring will distinguish your space like none other. Adding value, texture, and elegance, hardwood flooring is considered the ultimate way to floor. At Williams Flooring Carpet One Floor & Home in Lancaster, South Carolina, we’re your source for hardwood near you.
Here, you’ll find both solid hardwoods and engineered hardwoods. Though these two distinctive product families look and feel alike, there are major differences to consider during our hot, hazy summers. Here are things to keep in mind as you begin searching for the perfect hardwood floor.
There are hardwood options to suite every style scheme. Whether you prefer wide, time-worn planks, or boards that tend more towards lean and sleek, we have your hardwood here. Hardwood planks can even be combined for a look unique to your home.
Hardwood flooring is made from a wide variety of tree species, ranging from domestic varieties to those that are more on the exotic side. For traditionalists, a domestic hardwood such as pine, oak, or maple might appeal to them more. Those who prefer something more exotic might be drawn to a mahogany or acacia. Other woods, such as cork and bamboo, are lauded for their sustainability. One general thing to bear in mind is that different hardwoods offer varying degrees of durability and hardness.
Which type of hardwood flooring is best suited for your room?
Solid hardwood is the original way to enjoy hardwood. It’s comprised of planks each made from a single, solid hunk of wood. Solid hardwood is heavy, sturdy, and can be refinished repeatedly.
Engineered hardwood is a better option for spaces prone to moisture and can hack South Carolina’s humid seasons. It’s much denser than solid hardwood. Made from multiple layers of hardwood and wood veneers pressed together in cross-grain fashion, engineered hardwood can be installed below grade (unlike solid hardwood). It’s more compatible with humidity since it won’t shrink or expand. However, certain types of engineered hardwoods can’t be sanded or refinished.
Hardwood flooring is a major investment and must be installed with thought. In general, hardwood isn’t a great fit for the bathroom or your laundry room. Solid hardwood fares best in bedrooms, living rooms, and cool, quiet spaces situated on or above grade. Engineered hardwood can manage heavier furnishings and foot traffic, making it a great option for hallways and busy rooms.Check Out Our Hardwood Flooring SelectionAs proud members of Carpet One Floor & Home, which is the world’s largest cooperative of independently owned and operated flooring stores, Williams Flooring Carpet One has incredible buying power, localized services, the best warranties, and competitive prices. Stop by our showroom, located at 423 Main Street in Lancaster, PA today and check out our hardwood displays.
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