If you’re looking to install hardwood flooring near you in San Rafael, CA, visit City Carpets Carpet One Floor & Home. As your local flooring experts, we offer an expansive inventory of engineered and solid hardwood products to fit every interior design. Hardwood flooring is one of the most luxurious home indulgences. Brimming with natural character, hardwood floors add lasting value to your property and incredible boldness. As your trusted destination for all types of hardwood flooring, we understand the importance of value and style. If you’re considering a hardwood installation in the upcoming months, here’s a quick guideline to help your search.
Hardwood flooring is manufactured from various tree species. We offer an extensive selection of popular hardwood and engineered hardwoods, including:
Hickory, and more!
Not sure which type will fit your design? Our flooring experts can help you decide, with recommendations based on your style, day-to-day use, and area of installation.
When it comes to choosing your hardwood flooring, we understand the options can seem endless. However, the first question to ask yourself is which space you plan to install your flooring in. Will you require a flooring option that can handle high humidity, or are you looking for the natural imperfections of solid hardwood? Either choice adds value and timeless beauty to any interior. And while both engineered and solid hardwood options are similar in look and design, they have their differences! Here’s a closer look at the two different types of hardwood flooring offered on the market today, solid and engineered.
Solid hardwood flooring:
Is made using single, solid hunks of natural wood
Can be refinished repeatedly and last for generations if managed carefully
Requires a consistent climate and cannot be installed below grade
Engineered hardwood flooring:
Is manufactured using multiple layers of dense woods
Is more forgiving and significantly more affordable
Can handle more humidity and heavy traffic
Depending on the variety of hardwood, you can easily enhance your space with hardwood, depending on the species and the type. When installing your hardwoods, consider the following:
Solid hardwood flooring is best enjoyed in quiet, dry spaces where the relative humidity level remains consistent.
Hardwood is suitable for living rooms and bedrooms
For households with pets and kids, we recommend choosing an engineered hardwood product.
Did you know? We also have waterproof hardwood flooring! Extend your hardwood flooring into high-moisture areas like kitchens and bathrooms for a modern look.
We always recommend hiring a professional to install your new hardwood floors. Keep in mind the following during your hardwood flooring install.
Preparation: Our team will prepare your subfloor by removing the old flooring, and we'll make sure the subfloor is dry and flat.
Installation: We nail each hardwood plank to the subfloor for a permanent bond. We usually leave about a three-eighths" gap along the edges of the room because wood tends to expand over time.
Guarantee: Once your hardwood planks are installed, we'll check the surface to make sure there aren't any gaps, and we always guarantee you’ll love your floors.
Did you know? We offer professional installation services and specific warranties for most of our flooring products.
At Carpet One, we are proud to offer exclusive brands and premium flooring options for our San Rafael residents and business owners. We offer an extensive selection of hardwood brands, including our top customer favorites, American OEM, Mohawk, and Baroque. If you’re ready to invest in your new floors, visit our at 555 E Francisco Boulevard, San Rafael, CA or browse our online selection of flooring options.
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Hardwood Flooring Care
Even hardwood flooring can benefit from a little TLC.
Don’t worry – we’ll help you keep the cleaning to a minimum
so you can enjoy your floors for years to come!