Hardwood Flooring Guide
At Oberdorf Carpet One Floor & Home in Lewisburg, PA, we hope to collaborate with you to make your home the haven you love returning to after a long day. Nothing says timeless quite like hardwood does, with its rich tones and warm feel, hardwood has been the first floor of choice for many people throughout the years. Hardwood floors are not only appealing to look at, they actually add value to your home if you are ever looking to sell.
Types of Hardwood
Hardwood planks can be harvested from many different wood species. We carry a wide variety of planks with ranging colors and finishes to match any style from country to industrial to modern. A few of our most popular products are made of wood from pine and white oak.
Pine is the perfect neutral, exuding with a lovely golden brown color that can serve as a base. Pine is very durable and is able to withstand foot traffic and other impacts. Choose pine for rooms like an entryway or kitchen that will see a lot of activity and movement. Light and clean in appearance, white oak is uniform and easy. White oak is long lasting and resilient, the perfect choice for families with small kids or pets. White oak is also one of our more budget friendly options.
When it comes to hardwood construction, there are two different options including solid and engineered. Solid hardwood is considered the original hardwood option, and features a simple construction. This simplicity allows the planks to show their unique characteristics that no other flooring can replicate. Engineered hardwood is made using multiple layers of real wood veneers that are laid cross-grain. This construction makes the planks more stable and resistant to the natural tendency of wood to expand and contract due to changes in temperature and moisture.
For a unique twist on hardwood, consider eco-friendly materials such as bamboo or cork. While not as traditional, they perform in similar ways to hardwood and share a similar look.
Hardwood flooring is time-tested and durable, but it does have its limits when it comes to where it can be installed in your home. 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.
Hardwood should not be installed in places with a lot of moisture and humidity, like bathrooms and laundry rooms.
Our Hardwood Selection
As a member of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, we have the ability to carry quality flooring at exceptional prices. Not only do we have the name brands you are looking for but also our own exclusive brands, some of our exclusives include Invincible™ and Voyager™. Be sure to visit our showroom to see our entire collection of hardwood flooring.
For more information or to get a feel for our products, come see us today!
Hardwood and Humidity
Hardwood may be a durable flooring option, but it is susceptible to absorbing moisture. Avoid installing hardwood flooring in rooms where you know there is a lot of humidity. Follow the link below to learn some tips on how to handle hardwood and humidity.Learn About Hardwood and Humidity
How to Care for Hardwood
Caring for hardwood flooring is easier than you think. As long as you keep a regular cleaning schedule and make sure to clean up spills and messes right away, your hardwood floor could last the life of your home.Learn About Hardwood Maintenance