Think hardwood flooring isn’t for you? Think again: a hardwood floor can be an excellent addition to your home or business. However, with our ever-changing temperatures and seasons it’s essential to maintain a stable environment to keep your flooring in beautiful condition. At Johnson Carpet One Floor & Home of Grandville, MI, we proudly offer more intelligent hardwood solutions for every use and budget. With our inventory spanning the best hardwood brands, you're sure to find suitable options to express your style. We even offer waterproof hardwood flooring by Hydrotek.
In terms of sheer variety, it's tough to top hardwood flooring. There are hundreds of brilliant hardwood options, so you're bound to find what you're looking for. Styles range from traditional and classic to modern and contemporary. Combine several aspects to create your ideal look:
Caring for hardwood floors involves routine maintenance. Hardwood floors should be swept daily to remove dust and dirt from the surface. Debris can damage the finish and scratch your floor. Spills should be wiped immediately to avoid stains and moisture damage. We recommend dry mopping your hardwood floor weekly with a specialized treatment. Be sure that the treatment is approved by the manufacturer.
Hardwood flooring comes from various wood species. Popular options include beloved domestic and exotic favorites like:
One general rule to remember: each hardwood species has a unique set of traits and abilities, and hardness levels will vary.
There are two hardwood options to choose from: solid and engineered. Solid hardwood is the more traditional hardwood wood option while engineered hardwood is newer and more modern. Both are made of natural woods that come from trees.
Solid hardwood flooring is often seen in older homes and is most traditional. Solid has a uniform construction made from a solid wood strip. Planks normally come ¾” thick, so you can have them refinished. Refinishing solid hardwood floors lets you buff out any nicks or gouges, extending the lifecycle of your floors. Solid hardwood is best for rooms above and on grade. You can install them in rooms like bedrooms and even living rooms.
Engineered hardwood flooring is becoming a more popular option in homes today. Unlike solid hardwood, engineered hardwood has multiple wood layers pressed together cross-directionally. Since the wood grains run in different directions, the planks have more stability. They won’t expand or contract due to changes in humidity. Engineered hardwood can install on all levels of your home: finished basements, bedrooms, as well as kitchens and hallways.
Hardwood flooring should be carefully installed. Maintaining a careful interior climate is essential, especially if you opt for solid hardwood flooring. If your home tends to be hectic, consider an engineered hardwood floor. There are several installation options to consider. Hardwood flooring can be pre-finished or finished onsite. Opting for a pre-finished product means less mess, while unfinished options give more choices in terms of finishes, grades, and colors. Fair warning: installation is a dusty process.
Before any hardwood installation, we recommend proper preparation. This entails an onsite moisture test to ensure your new flooring doesn’t experience obstacles in the future. Once that’s completed, make sure your subfloor is level, clean, and fully dry: you’ll ideally want a clean, clear canvas.
For long-lasting damage to your existing floor’s surface and finish, refinishing is always an option. Testing to see if your hardwood floor needs refinishing is easy. Simply place a drop of water on the floor’s surface. If the drop is absorbed into the surface, then you should look to refinish the floors.
What does refinishing hardwood floors involve? A professional will clean and sand the surface to remove any remaining finish. A new finish and stain will be applied to add further protection and a dramatic fresh look. When it comes to how often you can refinish a floor, it can vary. With solid hardwood it depends on how thick the tongue is on the side of the plank. With engineered hardwood, it all depends on how thick the top finished layer of wood is.
Johnson Carpet One Floor & Home is an independently owned and operated part of one of the world's most trusted flooring cooperatives. We carry an expansive inventory of hardwood flooring and have the resources to help with installation and refinishing. Please visit us soon at 4034 Chicago Drive SW in Grandville, MI, to explore our hardwood displays. You can also shop our hardwood flooring online anytime.
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How to Care for Hardwood Floors
Hardwood is relatively easy to maintain, but does require to be looked after diligently. Follow the link below for tips of how to keep your hardwood floors clean.
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