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Hardwood flooring could be the perfect choice

Whether you select the currently trending gray, white oak, or whitewashed wood floors or a time-honored classic like mahogany, these floors will always add elegance and charm to your home. In addition, they are versatile enough to work in any atmosphere, last for decades, and add value to a property. Consider a few things to ensure you choose the suitable floors for you.


Your options in hardwood flooring

Solid wood floors are one thickness throughout and are known for gorgeous undertones, knots, grains, and swirls. Like any wood, it can be damaged by excess water and shrinks or expands to adjust to temperature changes, so it's important to wipe spills immediately. Another version, engineered wood flooring, is now taking a significant share of the wood flooring industry because it appeals to those who want beauty without water concerns.

On the surface, solid and engineered took similar, with undertones, grains, swirls, and knots, but the difference is in the construction. Underneath, however, are three or more layers of genuine wood combined with a bit of resin, then placed in a crosswise position. As a result, an engineer is stable and can be placed in some higher-than-normal moisture areas.

Like solid, it can be sanded and refinished. Unlike solid wood, which has traditional tongue and groove/nail down installation techniques, engineered also offers a fast, uncomplicated, and often less expensive floating floor. Here, the pieces click together, mat, then hover over the subfloor without nails or glue. Subfloors must be clean, dry, and level.

Decide on flooring style

When you choose from the hundreds of species available to you, think about different durability needs, as all hardwoods don't have the same levels of rigidity. Also, consider whether you prefer an abundance of knots, swirls, grains, or something more subtle or the difference in color & style of domestic woods vs. exotic ones. This is also an excellent time to think about plank width and whether you want factory or on-site finishing.

At Bridgeport Carpets, you'll always get a great hardwood flooring installation, whether it's a more complicated or an easier floating floor. Maybe you need hardwood refinishing, a design consultation, or want to hear about our shop-at-home option--we can do all of that too. We have a showroom in Alpharetta, GA, and we hope to see you, especially if you live in or near Alpharetta, GA, Roswell, GA, Atlanta, GA, Johns Creek, GA, Norcross, GA, Cumming, GA, Dunwoody, GA, or Sandy Springs, GA. Be sure to ask about your free hardwood flooring quote.

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