Hardwood Flooring Guide
Hardwood continues to be a time tested favorite among homeowners. Hardwood is a natural flooring option that comes in a variety of species, styles and plank sizes to choose. Our flooring professionals can help you navigate our selection of hardwood options and find the best hardwood for your home. Whether you are choosing a solid wood or engineered plank, there is a hardwood floor that can add value to your home as well as increase the style in your space.
Carpet One Floor & Home of Eastern Oregon is your locally owned flooring source. We use a unique system to help match you to the perfect hardwood floor based on your lifestyle and factor in the warranty level. Although hardwood flooring requires an initial investment, it pays itself off with timeless beauty and added home value. Hardwood is still a classic choice for all homeowners new and seasoned.
Types of Hardwood
The different types of wood species can all range in durability, style, and even color. In terms of durability, some hardwoods are stronger than others. For example, oak and maple are two of the harder wood options, and are great for families with an active lifestyle. Hardwood is available in two different constructions including solid and engineered. One construction is not better than the other, the reason there are options is so you can choose the right hardwood for your home.
Solid hardwood flooring is considered the original wood flooring option, and features a simple construction which allows for its natural characteristics to stand out. Solid hardwood is available in different species and plank options which are typically ¾ in thick. Engineered hardwood features a layered construction made up of layers of real wood veneers that are pressed together cross-grain to create stability within the plank.
Where can you Install Hardwood?
Where you want to install your new hardwood floors can impact the type of hardwood you will choose. Solid hardwood, for example, needs to be installed in places around your home that are relatively cool and dry. This includes places such as your bedroom, living room, and even a home office. The layered construction of engineered hardwood means it is more durable and able to be installed in kitchens, hallways and even basements. 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.
Hardwood should not be installed in places like bathrooms or laundry rooms due to the level of heat and moisture it is exposed to.
Our Hardwood Selection
As part of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, we carry name brand and quality hardwood flooring in our showroom. Our exclusives like Rustic River™, Invincible™, and Voyager™ are all backed by our award winning warranties. We also offer name brand hardwoods including Armstrong, Baroque Flooring, Kraus, Metropolitan Hardwood Floors, Shaw Industries, Stonewood Floors, T & A Supply, Inc., Teragren, Inc., USFloors, and Wanke Cascade.
Be sure to visit one of our showrooms in La Grande, Baker City, or Enterprise, OR to see our entire collection of hardwood flooring.
How Humidity Affects Hardwood
Since we often receive rain here in Oregon, it is important to know how your wood floors are going to react to the humidity. Follow the link below to learn about how humidity can have an impact on your hardwood floors.Learn About Hardwood and Humidity
Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Engineered hardwood flooring is the perfect option for families who live active lifestyles. Engineered hardwood is made up of several layers that play a role in how durable the floor is. With engineered hardwood you can worry less about traffic and accidental spills ruining your floors.Shop Engineered Hardwood