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Hardwood Flooring in Goleta, CA


Stunning and seriously enduring, natural hardwood flooring is always a popular addition to our favorite interior spaces. High in status and bringing ongoing value, hardwood flooring has been known to last through the generations if properly maintained.


At Carpeteria Carpet One Floor & Home in Goleta, CA we have the products, skills, and tools to help you realize all your hardwood dreams. It’s our goal to guide you through the navigation process and understand the benefits – and challenges- of hardwood flooring. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you begin shopping for hardwood.


What Are the Best Hardwood Flooring Styles?


While many could debate on which hardwood style is best for them, the best style of hardwood will depend on your preference. With your flooring choices as vast as the trees in the forest, the great news is there are more options than ever before. That, combined with the wide range of finishes, grain patterns, and hardness levels leaves you with plenty of choices to ponder.


Some popular hardwood flooring styles include:


Nothing compares to our exclusive Hanover Hills hardwood series for those seeking the most authentic styles. Distinctively diverse, Hanover Hills features all your favorite traditional and exotic hardwood species, as well as traditional, rustic, and hand-scraped finishes to add panache to your precious interiors.


What Are the Different Species of Hardwood?


Offered up in a world of exotic and domestic species, today’s hardwood flooring spans all tastes and abilities. One general rule of thumb is to always read the fine print since different hardwood species offer varying levels of hardness.


Some hardwood species include:


Which Type of Hardwood Flooring is Best?


Solid hardwood flooring has been a select choice for homeowners and businesses for centuries. With the rise in engineered hardwood, however, it can seem daunting to choose between the two. Both might look similar in design and texture, but they each bring different benefits to an interior space. If you’re unsure which type of hardwood flooring is best for you, keep in mind your lifestyle and the installation area. Here’s a comparison of the two types of hardwood flooring.


Solid Hardwood Flooring


As the name implies, solid hardwood is one solid plank of wood. Each plank can vary in thickness, from ¾” to 5/16”.



Engineered Hardwood Flooring


Engineered hardwood floors are made of multiple layers of composite wood, which are laminated together in cross-grain directions. With the advent of engineered hardwood, flooring is more accessible to everyone.



Waterproof Hardwood Flooring


It’s important to remember that hardwood floors, even engineered options, are generally not recommended for high-moisture areas like kitchens, bathrooms, laundry, or mudrooms. However, Carpet One offers a genuine hardwood flooring product with engineered waterproof technology. Ask one of our flooring experts how you can incorporate our waterproof hardwood brand, Hydrotek, into your home.


Which Hardwood Flooring Is the Most Durable?


While most solid hardwood species are extremely durable, like Red Oak, engineered hardwood is an extremely durable option in high foot-traffic areas of the home. There’s no need to stress over pets or small children - engineered hardwood is equipped with a water-resistant center and a scratch-proof outer coating. It can go below grade, in finished basements, and can even be refinished once or twice.


Hardwood Flooring Installation


Hardwood flooring should never be installed on a whim. Often representing a significant investment, your new hardwood floor should be carefully situated to maintain its optimum life span. One general rule of thumb is that hardwood should be avoided in the bathroom or laundry area. Solid hardwood fares its best in above-grade spaces, while engineered hardwoods can go below grade.


Some popular areas for hardwood flooring include:


Here at Carpeteria Carpet One, we offer professional installations and warranties on our flooring products. Starting a home improvement project? Get a free project estimate with Carpet One on hardwood flooring, vinyl plank flooring, laminate, or tile.


Shop Hardwood Flooring Near You - Carepteria Carpet One


At Carpeteria Carpet One Floor & Home in Goleta, CA we’re proud to be the region’s most trusted hardwood flooring specialists. As proud members of Carpet One Floor & Home, which is the world’s leading cooperative of independent flooring stores, we offer unbelievable purchasing power, along with the friendly, local services you love. We carry the leading hardwood brands, including Rustic River, Invincible, and Voyager. Visit our showroom, located at 5610 Hollister Avenue in Goleta, CA today and browse our latest onsite product displays or shop online now.


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