When it comes time to choose a new floor, homeowners still value hardwood flooring above all. Hardwood simply offers style, luxury, and character that other flooring types cannot match. We at Fox Floors in Staten Island are happy to offer one of the area’s best hardwood selections, so let our experts help you make the perfect choice for your home.
Hardwood is available in a variety of style for you to choose. There is modern and traditional hardwood flooring, as well as rustic hardwood flooring options that emphasize wood's natural character. The different styles of hardwood are characterized by features such as plank length and width, wood grains, color, shine, and even texture.
Types of Wood
In addition to style, there are different types of wood flooring available. The different hardwood options include maple, cherry, oak, and birch, among others. Each wood option offers unique shades and character, and they also feature different strength levels and wear resistance. We also have unique and exotic wood floors like cork and bamboo.
Solid vs Engineered Hardwood
There are two main hardwood options available: solid and engineered. These hardwood options look exactly the same, but they feature different constructions. Solid hardwood is the more traditional option, as it is made from single strips of real wood and nothing else. Solid wood planks are typically ¾” thick, so they can be refinished a handful of times, but cannot be sanded past the tongue on the side of the plank. We recommend choosing solid hardwood if you need to install on plywood.
Nowadays, many homeowners opt for engineered hardwood flooring. Unlike solid hardwood, engineered hardwood has a special layered construction. With this construction, engineered hardwood is stable enough for below, on, or above ground settings. Engineered hardwood can be installed on concrete subfloors, but it isn’t the best option for plywood. Most hand-scraped hardwood floors have engineered constructions.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
Hardwood has the reputation of being beautiful and durable. Hardwood does have its limits though when it comes to where it can be installed. For example, solid hardwood should be installed in cool, dry places around the home like bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms. Engineered hardwood, however, can be installed in places around your home that experience daily traffic like hallways, stairs, and children’s playrooms. It is even tough enough to be installed in moisture controlled finished basements.
Our Hardwood Selection
We have one of the best hardwood selections on Staten Island. We, for example, offer Carpet One Floor & Home exclusives such as Invincible™ and Rustic River ™. In addition, we have many styles of Armstrong and Bruce Hardwood.
Why Should I Choose Hardwood?
If you’re on the fence about what types of flooring is right for your home, here are a few reasons why you should choose to install hardwood flooring.Why Hardwood?
What Type of Wood is Best for Hardwood?
Each room in your home is different, so choosing the right hardwood floor can be hard. Let us give you some tips on choosing the right hardwood floor for your home.Types of Hardwood