About Hardwood Flooring
A classic symbol of the finer things in life, hardwood flooring is considered by many to be the ultimate interior accent. For discriminating homeowners seeking something that’s truly unique, natural hardwood planks provide unique graining, and no two are exactly alike. With proper care and maintenance, your hardwood floor will last for many decades.
Are you thinking of splurging on the glossy, wide-planked oak floors you’ve long been dreaming about? You’re certainly in great company, and you’ll be pleased to know that if properly installed and cared for, a perfect hardwood floor can add significant value to your home. However, hardwood isn’t an appropriate choice for everywhere- or for everyone. Hardwood isn’t compatible with humidity and moisture, for example.
Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Hardwood
Today’s flooring consumers will be asked to choose amongst two major hardwood flooring families as they begin the shopping process. Both have their respective pros and con’s, depending on your budget and needs.
Made out of solid wooden planks, the more traditional solid hardwood is prized for its opulent beauty, its ability to be refinished countless times, and its extremely long shelf life. However, solid hardwood can be pricey and isn’t a good fit for basements, or rooms that are set below grade.
A modern-day answer to hardwood, the engineered hardwood variety looks and feels almost identical to its more traditional cousin, but since it’s made in many layers of natural wood, the end result is denser flooring that is often equipped with a waterproof or water-resistant core. Engineered hardwood tends to be less costly, and can also be installed in finished basements.
Hardwood flooring planks are now made using wood species from all over the world, so shoppers can expect PLENTY of options to choose. Choose between exotic ebony and down-home pine, lush mahogany and oak…and everything in between.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
At Modern Flooring Carpet One Floor & Home in New Orleans, we enjoy helping our clients find a floor they can feel great about, so we’re constantly adding new and exciting products to our inventory. We carry all of your favorite brands, including some beautiful selections by Kahrs.
As members of Carpet One Floor & Home, the world’s largest flooring cooperative, we’re able to close to our locally -owned-and-operated roots, and still offer you top quality products. Stop by our showroom today and learn if hardwood is right for you.
Learn More About Hardwood
Hardwood Flooring Types
Learn about the different types of hardwood flooring that are available for your home setting.What Are the Types of Hardwood?
Hardwood and Humidity
When you choose a new hardwood floor, you'll need to consider the humidity levels in your home.How Does Hardwood Handle Humidity?