Few flooring options can surpass the vibrant natural visuals of genuine hardwood. Beyond its beauty, there are many benefits to choosing wood for your next installation. It's hypoallergenic, simple to clean, and robust. Modern wood floors also have a range of unique features, like ultra-stain, wear, and fade-resistance. Additionally, your hardwood floors will increase the value of your home – often substantially. They'll also last longer than most other flooring choices. Hardwood can endure for the life of your home or longer, and you can refinish it in new styles for a completely different look. Vernes Carpet One Floor & Home in Tillsonburg, Ontario, is your local hardwood floor store. We offer the latest wood flooring options, and our local experts are here to help you find the perfect solution for your flooring needs.
When you're shopping for hardwood floors, there are many different style options to consider – from sleek natural oak floors with smooth, minimal grain patterns to rustic dark wood with distressed texturing. The defining features of varying hardwood styles include grain patterns, shine level, shade, texture, and plank shape. For instance, you can choose a wide plank hardwood floor with bevelled edges and various lengths. You can also select multicolour wood floors, which are popular for their beautiful, unique aesthetic. The options are endless, and our experts can listen to your wood flooring ideas and help you find a look you love.
We carry a beautiful array of different hardwood species. A few of our most popular choices include oak, maple, hickory, pine, and more. Each offers different levels of scratch and moisture resistance. They also have beautiful colour and grain variations, and a few even change shades as they age.
Modern wood floors come in two main constructions: solid and engineered. Solid hardwood planks are made from a single, continuous piece of wood, while engineered hardwood has laminated layers.
What is Solid Hardwood? Solid wood flooring is the traditional hardwood option. Each plank is made from genuine hardwood throughout, such as oak, maple, mahogany, birch, or hickory. Typically, the planks are ¾’’ inch thick and can be refinished multiple times through the decades. This process involves sanding the surface to eliminate scratches, dents, and other blemishes, and re-applying a new finish. Since you can regularly restore solid wood floors, they often last as long as your home. This is part of the reason this flooring option tends to raise the value of your property, while also bringing natural beauty into your home. Solid wood does have its limitations. For example, it’s only recommended for dry, above-grade rooms that don’t have heavy foot traffic or humidity exposure. If you want something more versatile that’s sure to handle our humid seasonal changes, consider engineered wood floors.
What is Engineered Hardwood? Engineered hardwood looks identical to solid wood from the surface. It is built by laminating 3 to 7 layers of composite wood together and adding a genuine hardwood veneer at the surface. The wood layers are pressed together in a cross-grain direction, stabilizing the floor and preventing the planks from swelling in humid conditions. Engineered planks are better at handling moisture and foot traffic. They can also be installed on all levels of your home, including the basement. They’re particularly well adapted to handling seasonal humidity changes. The only drawback to engineered planks is that you may not be able to refinish them as often as solid wood. This all depends on how thick the top hardwood veneer is. Thinner veneers may only be refinished once or twice, while higher quality engineered planks can last just as long as solid.
Whether you want a beautiful hardwood floor bedroom or a cozy wood floor living room, we have a product that works. While solid hardwood is perfect for dry, above-grade rooms, engineered hardwood can be installed at all grades and in more moisture-prone spaces. We not only offer a variety of hardwood planks that can be installed using different methods, but our professional installation team has years of experience. We're ready to make your new floors look beautiful.
We carry an impressive selection of hardwood floors from top hardwood flooring companies around the world. You'll find the best hardwood floor brands on the market when you shop our flooring samples, including Rustic River™ and Nature's Walk Infiniti Hardwood™. Visit our showroom today or start browsing our hardwood flooring selection online to learn more.
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