Learn About Hardwood
Skelton’s Carpet One Floor & Home is your local source for all of your flooring needs. Our showroom features a wide collection of flooring for you to explore including hardwood. Our flooring professionals can help you determine if your home is suited for hardwood and what type of hardwood would be best. We can narrow down your selection based on your lifestyle and personal style.
We consider hardwood an investment in your home because it adds value as well as timeless style. With hardwood flooring, you can transform a space into a warm and inviting retreat for yourself and guests. Our collection of hardwood features a variety of trends, and our flooring professionals have an eye for design to help you create the perfect space in your home.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
Where you want to install hardwood plays a role in the type of hardwood you should buy. Solid hardwood should be installed in cool, dry places around your home such as bedroom, living rooms, and formal dining rooms. Engineered hardwood can be installed on all levels of your home, including your basement. Other places hardwood can be install includes hallways and staircases. We advise customers to avoid installing hardwood in places with a lot of moisture and humidity such as kitchens or bathrooms.
Solid vs Engineered Hardwood
Solid hardwood flooring features a simple construction and is made of a single piece of wood. This allows the natural character of the wood to stand out. It is considered the original hardwood option, and can be refinished in order to extend its lifetime in your home. The species of wood can help to determine the durability of the plank itself. Engineered hardwood is made of multiple layers of real wood veneers that are pressed together cross-grain. This makes the planks more stable and durable. They can also be refinished, and are a great option for those who have an active household.
Our collection of hardwood flooring comes in a variety of options to suit different styles. We carry classic, modern and traditional hardwoods as well as rustic hardwood flooring options that allow the natural character of the wood to stand out. The different styles of hardwood are categorized by features including plank length and width, wood grains, color, shine, and even texture.
Types of Wood
Hardwood can be harvested from many different species of trees. The different popular hardwood options include maple, cherry, oak, and birch, among others. Each wood option offers unique shades and character, and they also feature different strength levels and wear resistance.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
To learn more about hardwood, visit our showroom location in Lewiston, ID and speak with one of our hardwood experts. Looking to dive right into our flooring options? View our hardwood flooring products and exclusive brands such as Rustic River™ and Voyager™.
Types of Hardwood
Follow the link below to learn more about the different hardwood specs you will come across when you begin looking for new flooring for your home.What Are the Types of Hardwood?
Hardwood flooring will last for a long time in your home as long as you probably maintain it. Be sure to check out our maintenance guide to learn how to keep your hardwood floors looking as good as new.How Do I Care for Hardwood?