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What are you options in hardwood flooring

To someone who knows nothing about hardwood flooring, picking it for your next flooring installation can seem like a daunting task. However, with the right professionals helping you along with expert advice, the task will suddenly become much easier. After getting to know exactly what you want and need from your flooring, we can go ahead and cross some options off the list, and move on to those options that are more feasible to your precise specifications.

At Carpet Emporium, we intend to be your one stop shop for flooring. From the time you walk through the door, you’ll be treated in a way that will make you feel completely at ease. We can help you choose the perfect flooring, offer precise estimates and measurements and provide you with a professional install that is completely guaranteed. From our showroom in Moreno Valley, CA we serve the areas of Moreno Valley, Terrace, Menifee, Sun City, and Beaumont, and we look forward to serving you as well. Stop by anytime to get your own flooring process started.

Choosing hardwood flooring

When it comes to hardwood flooring for your home, you have two major options. The first is solid hardwood, and the second is engineered flooring. Engineered floors can be installed in places where wood floors cannot, such as below grade areas. It’s still the real thing, however the only real wood is the veneer atop the backing layer and it’s a great alternative because it doesn’t expand or contract when subjected to moisture or humidity.

Solid floors can be installed anywhere above grade and must be acclimated for a certain amount of time before installation. The specific time frame will be determined by your flooring professional who will keep you informed throughout the process. You’ll get to choose the species type, the stain color and what type of finish you’d like your floors to have as well.
Many homeowners choose this particular flooring because of the amazing lifespan it has. It can easily reach one hundred years, with some of these floors lasting even longer. If you’ve ever been inside an historic building, you know how gorgeous these floors can look even after all that time, and it really gives you something to look forward to.

One of the reasons the lifespan is so long for hardwood floors is that they can be refinished several times over the course of their life. Be sure to ask your flooring specialist for even more details about refinishing.

Tips for choosing your perfect hardwood:

What level of the home will the wood be placed in? If you want to do the basement, or anything below ground level, you will need to go with an Engineered Wood. Engineered Wood is 100% natural wood that is sliced thinly into several cross sections. These thin pieces of natural wood are laid at a 90 degree angle from the previous piece. This assures the customer that once the wood is laid, it will not be able to expand and contract with the changes in moisture most commonly associated with basements and spaces below ground level.

Next, you need to take into consideration what type of wear do you want to see on your floor? Some Woods are very soft and will dent and scratch easily. If you are looking for a more durable wood that is more resistant to animal nails, stiletto heels, or general wear and tear you will want a harder wood.
Gorgeous hardwood flooring in Menifee, CA from Carpet Emporium
Gorgeous hardwood flooring in Menifee, CA from Carpet Emporium

Tips for choosing your perfect hardwood:

Lastly, you will want to look for the type of wood construction that best suits your tastes. There are generally four types to chose from, and we have a large sampling of each one. They include: 3/4 Solid Hardwood Flooring (Unfinished or Pre-finished), Engineered Wood (Unfinished or Pre-finished), Longstrip Wood Planks (Pre-finished) or Parquet Tiles.
Hardwood can be very confusing, so please stop in and let our expert staff guide you to the right wood floor for your home.

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