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Learning your choices in hardwood flooring

Hardwood flooring remains a very sought after floor covering all across the country. Homeowners are drawn to its excessive lifespan, its timeless beauty, and it’s long list of benefits. Odds are so are you, and that’s why you’re here. We want to offer a little more information, however, for those that might not know about some of the most important features of this floor covering.

At Carpets of America, we offer a large variety of affordable floor coverings, all from our showroom in North Logan, UT. From there, we proudly serve the areas of North Logan, Cache County, Box Elder County, and Rich County, UT, and Franklin County, ID. With dedication to great customer service, we want you to be completely satisfied with your flooring. That’s why we help through every step, with no pressure. Our friendly sales staff will be happy to answer any questions you might have, and get you matched with the flooring of your dreams. So stop by at your convenience.

Hardwood facts and options

Solid hardwood flooring is an excellent choice for most areas of your home. However, there are some spaces where solid wood floors should never be installed. One such space is any room below grade, or below ground level. Most often, this means basements are off-limits. The wood reacts to moisture, humidity, and temperature changes and can become warped, cracked, or split. The result is a flooring you’ll have no choice but to replace.
Gorgeous hardwood flooring in North Logan, UT from Carpets of America
In situations that require flooring in spaces like this, you’ll want to find out more about engineered hardwood flooring. Still considered wood flooring, it is a single veneer of real wood placed carefully between a stable backing layer, and a protective top coat. While the backing provides stability in any installation location, the top coat helps to fend off scratches, scuffs, dings, and more.

Solid wood allows you to choose personalized stain colors and finishes, and can even be refinished several times over its lifespan. This project strips away all the years of wear and tear, leaving you with a breathtaking, like-new floor, all over again. Engineered flooring can also be refinished, but usually only once or twice before it’s finished.

When it comes to cleaning, both floors are easy to clean, but the solid variety should have a deep cleaning performed as suggested by the manufacturer. Engineered flooring can be cleaned by the homeowner, and questions about usage of chemical cleaners should be directed towards the manufacturer or your local flooring supply center.