You buy much more than a floor when purchasing a new hardwood floor. You are investing in your home and in a functional part of your home. At Stinson Carpet One Floor & Home in Orlando, FL, we are your local flooring store and have everything you need regarding hardwood. We carry many different styles, patterns, and species to select from. You can choose multi-length and multi-width planks to give your floors more dimension. The hardwood type you choose can impact how it will perform in your home. Our flooring experts are experienced with hardwood and can answer any questions you may have. They can even help guide you on the industry’s latest trends!
There are many different types of hardwood flooring for you to choose from. Our hardwood flooring selection is available in numerous options that range from traditional to exotic species. Choose from your favorite hardwood species in planks of all sizes, colors, and finishes. From sleek and modern to rustic and vintage, we have it all right in our flooring store.
When choosing a new hardwood floor, solid and engineered hardwoods are the two options. Both types of hardwood flooring look exactly alike but perform differently. Our flooring experts can help you make the right choice for your home.
Solid hardwood flooring is a traditional wood floor style where each plank is made from a single, solid piece of wood. Each plank is typically ¾ inch thick and made entirely of premium hardwood. Since it’s completely solid throughout, you can often sand and refinish your solid hardwood floors to meet your ever-changing style needs. This eliminates scratches, stains, dents, and other imperfections. While solid hardwood is a beautiful flooring, it can be susceptible to warping in humid or moisture-prone environments. Due to this, we recommend installing your solid hardwood flooring in above-grade and non-moisture-prone rooms.
Engineered hardwood flooring is created from laminate layers. This layered design adds stability and prevents the wood from warping from moisture and humidity exposure. A natural hardwood veneer at the surface, meaning engineered and solid hardwood look identical from above. This type of hardwood is more affordable and durable. The only disadvantage to engineered hardwood is you can’t usually sand and refinish as often as solid wood. This depends on the quality and thickness of its top layer.
Hardwood offers so many great benefits. Besides being a timeless and beautiful flooring type, it is also a very sought-after look.
Hardwood floors add beauty, value, and ongoing durability. Are you dreaming of glossy, wide-plank floors for your favorite spaces? For many reasons, opting for a professional installation is probably the wisest option. For starters, installing a hardwood floor is a tedious process. For the uninitiated, it’s all too easy for complications to arise. If installed improperly, your hard-earned hardwood can easily wear out well before its time. In addition, your manufacturer’s warranty won’t likely cover damages stemming from improper installation. Solid wood planks should only be installed in dry, level settings that are on or above grade. Engineered planks can be installed in finished basements and other home areas.
Stinson Carpet One Floor & Home in Orlando, FL, is proud to be an independently owned and operated member of the Carpet One cooperative, the largest flooring co-op in North America. Since we have more buying power through our co-op, we can bring you the same low tile prices you see in big box stores. We only carry top-quality hardwood flooring from the name brands you know and love. We even carry Carpet One exclusive hardwood brands such as Rustic River. Visit us today or start browsing our hardwood selection online now!
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