Hardwood flooring is an incredible asset that adds enduring value to your property. While there are certainly convincing alternatives there’s nothing quite like a carefully chosen and perfectly installed hardwood floor. At Fox Floors Carpet One Floor & Home in Staten Island, New York, we’re the area’s best hardwood flooring experts, offering smarter flooring solutions for many different settings.
With our incredible hardwood collection, as well as our local expertise, you’re sure to find the perfect hardwood to harbor the region’s frigid winters and hazy summers. We offer the industry’s top hardwood flooring brands, including Mirage, Mercier, Rustic River, and Fabrica, in popular styles like rich, deep oak.
Does your style tend to be contemporary, or do you lean more towards the classics? We have a hardwood flooring to suite your style. There are weathered planks designed to complement a vintage-inspired aesthetic, as well as glossy, slender planks for a trendier look. Of course, it’s easy to mix and match your favorite finishes, shades, and sizes to create something that’s as unique as you are.
Your hardwood flooring can originate from distinct types of tree species, with flooring made from both exotic and domestic hardwoods, including:
Whatever you prefer in terms of designs, do your research before making any final decisions as each hardwood species boasts unique strengths and challenges. We recommend determining if your hardwood’s hardness level is appropriate for your floor’s intended setting.
Solid hardwood and engineered hardwood look identical but perform differently in different environments. New York’s drastic changes in the season can guarantee a fair degree of shrinking and expanding as the season shifts, especially when it comes to solid hardwood.
Don’t let the idea of your floor naturally changing deter you from getting the type of floor of which you have always dreamed. With the proper installation and knowledge beforehand, expansion and contraction are an insignificant part of hardwood.
Hardwood planks always carry moisture in them. Because changes in the air can change the amount of moisture in the hardwood, they will continue to expand and contract after they have been installed. Hardwood floors will expand in the summer in humid climates because they are taking in more moisture. They will contract in the winter because there is extraordinarily little moisture still in the air.
To protect against humidity, you should:
Hardwood flooring should be avoided in rooms prone to heavy moisture- such as your bathroom. Otherwise, it can be a beautiful and enduring addition to a wide portion of your home. Close attention to your home’s interior climate and humidity, as well as paying close attention to manufacturers’ guidelines, will ensure a long and beautiful life for your new floor.
Fox Floors Carpet One is a proud member of Carpet One Floor & Home: North America’s largest cooperative of independently owned and operated flooring stores. We offer an impressive hardwood flooring inventory that offers up options for all styles, budgets, and tastes. To learn more about our hardwood flooring, or to speak to one of our hardwood experts, please call us today.
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