About Hardwood Flooring
When you choose hardwood flooring, you are choosing to have style and value to your home. Hardwood is a natural flooring option that comes in a variety of styles, species, and plank sizes to choose from! Carpet Interiors Carpet One Floor & Home in Orland Park, IL is your local retailer for all things hardwood. We can help you find a solid or engineered hardwood floor that will make your house a home.
It is our mission to help you find the perfect floor for your home. The initial investment into hardwood flooring will pay for itself over time. Homebuyers love hardwood and are willing to pay for a home with hardwood flooring. When cared for properly, hardwood can maintain its natural beauty and even last the life of your home. Our flooring professionals are well-trained when it comes to hardwood and can go into detail about which type of hardwood flooring would be the right fit for your home and lifestyle.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
The different types of hardwood flooring feature different levels of durability. For example, solid hardwood can only be installed in, on, and above ground rooms like bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms. Due to its simple construction it is not build to handle heavy foot traffic. Engineered hardwood flooring can be installed in kitchens, hallways and even basements due to its durable construction. So long as you care for your hardwood floors and do not continuously beat on them, they will last a long time in your home.
Be sure to avoid installing hardwood in places with a lot of heat and moisture like bathrooms and laundry rooms.
Solid vs Engineered Hardwood
Hardwood is considered one of the original flooring options and comes in many different options with different species, finishes, plank widths and more. The different types of wood species all range in durability and even color. A naturally hard wood like oak and maple are the ideal options for homes that see frequent foot traffic. The biggest decision you have to make when choosing hardwood is choosing engineered vs. solid hardwood. Solid and engineered hardwood floors have their own benefits and we don’t consider one better than the other, it just all depends on the needs of your home.
The type of hardwood you choose can impact the style and functionality of your flooring. Solid hardwood flooring features unmatched beauty. These planks are made of a simple construction, and add value to your home. Engineered hardwood is made with real wood products, it is just made up of three to seven wood veneer layers with a finished piece of premium wood on the surface. This layered construction allows for the plank to be more stable.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
As part of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, we can name brand and exclusive brands in hardwood flooring. Some of our exclusives include Rustic River™, Invincible™, and Voyager™. Be sure to visit our Orland Park showroom to see our entire collection of hardwood flooring.
Types of Hardwood
You have two main choices when it comes to types of hardwood: solid and engineered. Follow the link below to determine which would be the better fit for your home.What Are the Types of Hardwood?
Hardwood flooring is durable and can even last the life of your home when properly maintained. Follow the link below to learn about some hardwood care tips.How Do I Care for Hardwood?