Learn About Hardwood Flooring
When it is time for new flooring in your home, homeowners love choosing hardwood flooring because of its unique style and character. In fact, nothing seems to add style, luxury, and, more importantly, value, to a home more than hardwood. Stradwicks Carpet One Floor & Home in North Bay is your local hardwood expert, as we offer a great selection of high-quality styles. Our flooring professionals are your local hardwood experts.
Hardwood floors are an excellent long-term investment for your home. Hardwood flooring is a major selling point for homebuyers and often, the value added to the home far outweighs the cost it took to install them. We consider hardwood flooring an investment into your home, and we are here to help you choose the best hardwood for your home based on your lifestyle and home décor.
There's no one-size-fits-all when it comes to hardwood floors. You can choose the species, finish, colour, and style that suit your design needs and personal preferences. Not all hardwood is the same. We offer different hardwood constructions like solid and engineered. Depending on the needs and style of your home, our flooring professionals can help you pick out your new floor.
Wood is a timeless and ageless material that never goes out of style. Also, many interior decorators swear by the look of hardwood floors because of its elegance, quality and the fact that it can make rooms appear to be more spacious.
Solid vs Engineered Hardwood
Solid hardwood, which many homeowners consider the traditional option, features a uniform construction, as the wood planks are made from a single piece of lumber. These planks are relatively thick allowing you to refinish them so they can last longer in your home. Engineered hardwood is made from multiple wood layers, so it is more dimensionally stable than solid hardwood. This type of construction prevents the planks from expanding or contracting due to changes in humidity and moisture.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
Depending on the quality of the flooring that you choose, you can have floors that will withstand generations. Hardwood is extremely durable and therefore can stand up to high-traffic activity, including children and pets. Investing in high-quality hardwood will ensure that they last the test of time. Solid hardwood is best for rooms that are on and above level of your home like bedrooms and living rooms. If you choose an engineered hardwood, you can install it on any level of your home, including in a finished basement.
Hardwood and Humidity
Hardwood flooring not only adds value to your home, but also creates a warm and inviting feel in your space. It is made to be durable and last for years in your home. Hardwood, however, is sensitive to humidity. If exposed to moisture or humidity, the planks can begin to expand and swell. This will eventually cause cupping and warping of the planks. With proper installation, precautions can be taken against this happening. Avoid installing hardwood in rooms in your home that have a lot of humidity like kitchens, bathrooms, and three or four season rooms.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
Visit our store today to discover all the brands and options available. Visit our showroom in North Bay, ON and explore our collection of hardwood flooring. Our Carpet One Floor & Home exclusive brands include Rustic River™, Invincible™, and Voyager™.
Types of Hardwood
Not all hardwood is the same; there are different types of constructions like solid and engineered. Follow the link below to learn about the differences and speak with one of our flooring professionals about which would be best for your home.What Are the Types of Hardwood?
Hardwood and Humidity
When choosing hardwood flooring for your home, you'll need to consider factors such as humidity and moisture.How Does Hardwood Handle Humidity?
Caring for your hardwood floors is made easy when you come to us. We can offer professional advice and tips on how to keep your hardwood floors looking beautiful.How Do I Care for Hardwood?