Hardwood Flooring in Auburn, CA
Hardwood floors immediately transforms your space and gives it a warm, rich look and feel. Whether solid or engineered, modern hardwood floors contribute greater durability and lower maintenance due to advanced manufacturing innovations.
Hardwood flooring’s distinctive beauty lies in its natural character. From wide plank floors with a prominent grain and matte finish to high close stained wood, you’ll encounter hardwood flooring for every home décor style at PLUSH Carpet One Floor & Home in Auburn, CA.
Hardwood is available in three basic categories based on the width of the plank. Floors that are three” wide or narrower are considered strip, plank floors are those that fall between three” and five,” and wide plank floors are those that are five” or wider. The widths of the boards can easily change the look of a room. Narrow planks are typical for a room with a more formal, traditional style, while wide planks convey a more casual, relaxed atmosphere.
The luster – or gloss level – of your floor is another important attribute to consider. Certain floors are available with a high gloss. These floors have a shine that works well in modern or formal spaces. If your home has major traffic, remember that high luster floors are more likely to show footprints, scratches, or scuffs. Low luster or low gloss floors are a popular choice and work well in more casual spaces. Marks and scratches are much less noticeable on these floors. If you’ve got kids ad pets you may want to consider lower gloss finishes for your hardwood floors.
There is a wide variety of both domestic and exotic species used in making hardwood floors. Common species of wood found domestically include white oak, maple, and cherry. They have less prominent grains and color variations. Hickory and red oak are also commonly used for hardwood flooring and offer a little more interest with prominent graining and board-to-board color variations. There are also exotic hardwoods, such as Brazilian cherry, Tigerwood, and Santo’s mahogany that offer unique grains, rich colors, and high hardness ratings.
When choosing appropriate hardwood flooring for your room, you will find yourself considering the prospects of solid and engineered hardwood flooring. Solid hardwood flooring is the more traditional option and consists of single strips of wood. The advantage of solid hardwood is that it can easily be customized, sanded, and stained to change finishes along with your preferences.
Engineered hardwood planks come in the same colors and wood type as solid wood but looks can deceive. These manufactured planks are built in layers with grains running at different angles. Engineered flooring is more structurally sound and denser than solid hardwood. It can be installed in areas where solid wood flooring might not be an option, for example, moist basements. Compared to solid hardwood, this flooring is much less expensive and tends to be more water-resistant.
Offering unrivaled beauty and richness, hardwood flooring has long been a symbol of style and strength. Coupled with modern milling and finishing techniques, today’s hardwood floors can suit any lifestyle and require far less maintenance than ever before. Our exclusive wood flooring brands, including Rustic River™ and Voyager™, offer a wide variety of colors, textures, species and styles, plus top performance technologies. Please visit our showroom soon to learn more about our hardwood flooring options or shop our online selection.
Caring for Hardwood Flooring
Having a hardwood floor requires dedication and commitment, but it need not be complicated. Here are tips for heartier hardwood.