Traditional hardwood flooring is sturdy, enduring, and always elegant. Organic and innovative, hardwood flooring has evolved over the years and today’s technologies have presented us with hardwood flooring that can go where previously it could not. At Carpet One Floor & Home in Farmington, New Mexico, we are your locally owned flooring store with a top selection of hardwood! Are you longing for hardwood flooring? Here are facts to help you make informed decisions regarding your next new floor.
With careful maintenance, hardwood flooring will remain beautifully intact for future generations to admire. Adding value and texture, hardwood floors can also make your rooms appear larger than they really are. Hardwood grains also add significant depth to your floor. Still, hardwood flooring isn’t always the right choice for all situations.
Many domestic and exotic tree species are made to produce hardwood flooring, including:
Each has its own respective attributes and hardness levels. For those who enjoy living “green,” sustainable species such as cork and bamboo are great choices. On the other hand, those who are attracted to traditional décor might prefer more popular woods like oak, pine, or maple.
Well, the answer depends on your style preferences, your budget, and your intended space.
Hardwood floors can be impacted by extra humid or dry conditions. Since wood is naturally porous, it absorbs moisture from the air, causing issues such as:
Dry air can, in turn, cause your hardwood planks can shrink and gap. This is unsightly and allows dust and debris to escape between the floorboards, exacerbating allergies and causing other issues. Here in Northwest New Mexico, where we have higher humidity levels in the summer as well as extra dry days, it’s important to take proper care of your hardwood floors to keep them looking and functioning optimally.
When it comes to solid hardwood flooring, you should aim to keep your indoor humidity levels between 30-50%. When you buy your hardwood flooring from us, we’ll provide a hygrometer to help to measure your indoor humidity levels.
We also offer a variety of hardwood flooring options more resistant to changes in temperature and moisture. This includes engineered wood and waterproof hardwood. Our waterproof hardwood collection can be installed in bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and other high-moisture areas without a problem.
We have one of the most comprehensive hardwood flooring inventories in the region. As proud members of Carpet One Floor & Home, the nation’s largest cooperative of independent flooring stores, we share our buying power with over a thousand vendors. You’ll find all the best hardwood brands, including Life Core, Palo Duro, and Choices. Start browsing our hardwood flooring collections online now, or visit us at 3456 East Main Street in Farmington, NM and explore our engineered and solid hardwood flooring and professional hardwood installation services.
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