Although resilient flooring options such as luxury vinyl or laminate have become popular, hardwood flooring continues to be a top choice among homeowners because of its natural style and character. Hardwood's style and character cannot perfectly be replicated, so hardwood flooring continues to add tremendous value to any home. At Gordon’s Carpet One Floor & Home in El Centro, California, we’re not just your local hardwood flooring retailer, we’re also your local hardwood flooring experts. Read on to learn more about all things hardwood flooring.
Did you know that there are different types of hardwood flooring? And no, we’re not talking about the different species you can get! Today, you can shop for two different types of hardwood flooring – solid and engineered hardwood flooring.
Solid hardwood flooring is your traditional wood flooring made from a solid piece of natural wood.
Engineered hardwood has a special layered construction, so it is more dimensionally stable than solid hardwood. Nonetheless, engineered hardwood is only made from real wood.
Yes! Believe it or not, humidity levels can pose a serious threat to the performance and longevity of your hardwood floors. Since wood naturally draws in moisture, significant humidity levels, high and low, can cause permanent damage to your floors. Meaning you’ll be replacing your floors way sooner than you normally would. No one wants the headache or cost of having to do that. This is why it’s best to avoid hardwood flooring in rooms that are moisture-prone, like kitchens and baths.
If your heart is set on the wood look though, engineered hardwood is a promising option. Engineered hardwood is moisture-resistant by design, and we even offer completely waterproof hardwood options as well. Engineered hardwood flooring can handle more moisture than solid hardwood, but it is still best to avoid installing it in heavily moisture-prone rooms.
The type of hardwood flooring that is best for your home depends on a few factors like your climate and activity level. Solid hardwood flooring is a great choice for a lot of homes, but since wood is naturally moisture-prone humid climates like ours can pose a serious problem. In this case, we recommend engineered hardwood flooring for homes without climate control and for rooms that can tend to draw in more moisture than others.
When it comes to busy households, scratches and scuffs are nothing out of the ordinary. While solid hardwood flooring is durable, it is still prone to scratches and dents meaning you’ll probably have to refinish it sooner. Engineered hardwood flooring is great for active households since it is constructed to handle better against this.
Unlike other flooring options such as luxury vinyl and laminate, hardwood flooring can be refinished. Hardwood refinishing involves removing the old finish from the surface, smoothing the surface, and then applying a new finish to the surface. What results is a hardwood floor that looks like new. Finishes protect against scratches, scuffs, and other surface blemishes, as well as add extra shine to the surface. Also, because of its layered construction, engineered hardwood usually cannot be refinished often as solid hardwood.
In addition to classic styles, we feature hardwood flooring selections from the Mission Collection, Garrison, and Royal Oak. The Mission Collection hardwood is inspired by the California lifestyle. It features hand-scraped and multi-width plank looks. Likewise, Garrison hardwood is available in hand-scraped looks, and it also features durable finishes.
We love Royal Oak hardwood from D&M because it's made from naturally- aged European oak. Two of our favorite exclusive brands include Invincible and Rustic River. Invincible hardwood is available in a wide variety of natural looks, while Rustic River offers high character and rustic looks.
Are you looking for hardwood flooring in El Centro, CA, to enhance your home or office? Gordon’s Carpet One Floor & Home is home to a selection of quality hardwood flooring that you certainly can trust. We have one of the largest hardwood flooring selections in the El Centro area. We carry top hardwood flooring brands including Carpet One exclusive brands.
We also offer professional hardwood services, including installation and refinishing. It's no surprise that we're your neighborhood experts when it comes to hardwood flooring. To learn more about our hardwood, please visit us soon or shop our hardwood flooring online today.
Caring for Hardwood Flooring
Before you schedule that hardwood flooring installation,
it’s time to plan: your floor’s future, that is.
Learn more about hardwood’s specific care needs.