Hardwood flooring adds instant value to your property, turning all types of spaces into beautiful retreats. Having hardwood floors in the Sunshine State does require special care and research, so it really pays to do your homework first!
Let’s take a closer look at hardwood flooring.
Modern hardwood flooring presents virtually limitless options, fulfilling all types of visions and styles.
There are thousands of hardwood flooring possibilities, considering all the differences:
Whether your tastes lean towards traditional or is more on the trendy side, there’s a hardwood option (or many) to meet your needs.
What Type of Wood Is in My Hardwood Floor?
With a virtual forest of tree species to choose from, hardwood flooring is made in many different tree types.
Each species of flooring has its own respective hardness levels and distinctions, wear capabilities, and grain patterns. Trees for hardwood floors can be domestically sourced, or exotic.
Among the species used to make hardwood flooring are:
Not sure where to begin? The Janka Hardness Scale is a wonderful tool to use when deciding between multiple tree species. It rates each tree species in terms of hardness. Harder types of wood are usually sturdier, so avoid softer woods in places where crowds like to gather.
What Is Engineered Hardwood Flooring?
Solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring are designed to look alike but looks don’t tell the whole story.
For Florida’s humid year-round climate and wet, rainy seasons, engineered hardwood is the clear winner for most of us. Here’s why:
Engineered hardwood works well in many types of residential and commercial indoor spaces, including:
It can handle heavy foot traffic and humidity and is often treated to resist everyday damage. For these reasons and countless more, it’s an emerging favorite for residential and commercial settings alike.
It might seem tempting, but you shouldn’t attempt it.
Hardwood flooring installation is a very time-consuming and complicated job. There is NO room for mistakes, which will quickly become costly. Measurements must be perfect; subfloors must be completely clean, level, and dry; and planks must be perfectly spaced (not too tight and not too loose.)
Sound complicated? That’s because it is- in fact, professional flooring installers spend decades perfecting their craft. Choose professional installation, always, and rest easy knowing your new floor is set up for long-term success.
Dove Interiors Carpet One Floor & Home offers up many smart and stylish hardwood flooring options, with a wide array of products geared to handle the Sunshine State’s sunny, humid climate.
As members of the world’s favorite independent flooring store cooperative, Carpet One, we stay true to our local roots and have incredible purchasing power at great value. Plus, we stock all the best hardwood flooring brands!
Visit our Ruskin, FL showroom today, located at 2205 College Avenue East, and see if hardwood is right for you.