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Hardwood flooring and your choices

If you are considering hardwood floors for your home, you are in good company. In fact, most homeowners prefer these floors over all the others, and will go out of their way to find them. Making the decision to switch over is one you’re not likely to regret.

Some say the ordeal is a bit cumbersome, but it’s important to get all the details before deciding against them because of this. It’s true that it costs a bit more and they should be installed professionally. However, this is an expense that is more like an investment in your future.

At Carpet Source, we strive to make sure our customers have a flooring they love as well as one that suits their needs. We will get to know you, so that we’ll be better able to serve you. We serve the areas of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. One of our flooring professionals will be standing by to answer any questions that you might have, and to show you our full line of hardwood flooring.

Hardwood flooring choices

When it comes to hardwood flooring, you have two options: solid wood or engineered wood. While solid wood is the more classic approach, engineered wood has many benefits that make it a viable option instead. The fact is, one is likely better suited to your needs than the other is.

Solid wood has the longer lifespan, with the possibility of lasting for over a hundred years. There are many species and finishes from which to choose, and there’s no worry as to whether or not it will complement your existing décor. One of the best features of solid wood flooring, is that it can be refinished as signs of everyday wear and tear start to show. In fact, if it’s thick enough, it can be refinished several times over the course of its life.
Engineered wood floors have many of the same benefits that solid wood has, with the exception of refinishing. It can be refinished, but usually only a time or two, depending upon the thickness of the veneer on top. Since it is real hardwood flooring, you’ll get the same beautifully classic look. However, since it isn’t solid throughout, it can be installed even in basements, where solid wood can’t go. It simply doesn’t react in the same way to temperature and humidity changes.

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