What you should know about hardwood flooring

Many homeowners ask us the most important thing to know about hardwood flooring, but there is no cut-and-dry answer. The truth is the essential thing about hardwood is that it meets your specific requirements. That means the best hardwood for your neighbor might not be the best hardwood for you, and we’re going to tell you more about why.

Hardwood flooring choices for every need

Solid hardwood is the product most homeowners think of when the product line is spoken of. Through and through, these materials are solid wood and often offer a mirror-like, high-gloss finish that can make a home look magazine-worthy. They're durable, deliver stunning visuals, and can last more than 100 years with regular care.

But if you have a below-grade room that needs flooring, solid wood is not your perfect choice. We recommend engineered wood flooring in these areas because it was built to withstand the humidity, moisture, dampness, and temperature fluctuations. They offer many of the same beautiful appearance options, including stain color and finish type, and can last up to 30 years.

Solid wood flooring is more expensive in the initial purchasing stage, but when you factor in the lifespan and ease of maintenance, it becomes much more affordable over time. Since it’s likely to be the last flooring you ever install, you’ll never have to worry about replacement flooring for as long as you own your home. Even engineered flooring can be maintained in such a way as to make it incredibly affordable over time, and our flooring professionals will be happy to discuss all the details with you.

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Find your perfect wood floors today

The Carpet Store offers materials that meet your specific requirements, whatever they might be, for however large a project you have coming up. We cater to your needs for durability, functionality, performance, and appearance, but we also offer a wealth of services that ensure everything goes just the way it should. Our associates are trained and experienced, ready to help create your dream floors at any time. We serve Tampa, FL, St. Petersburg, FL, New Port Richey, FL, Odessa, FL, Pinellas Park, FL, Tarpon Springs, FL, Lutz, FL, and Seminole, FL from our three showrooms in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and New Port Richey, FL. When you’re ready to find the perfect materials for your home, we’ll make sure that you do. Whatever you’re looking for in your wood floors is available, so be sure to visit us when you’re in the area.
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