Hardwood Flooring in Royal Oak, Michigan
Are you looking to add luxury to your home? Hardwood flooring is durable, adds value, and is always posh. At Main Floors Carpet One Floor & Home, we have the best hardwood flooring brands . Visit our Royal Oak, Michigan, showroom to browse our flooring samples and talk with our experienced professionals about your next installation.
When you shop hardwood floors, you’ll have a wide array of styles to consider, including:
We also have distinctive selections like multi-color wood, popular for their dimensional beauty and unique appearance.
Beyond the styles available, you’ll also choose which hardwood species you want. There are exotic and domestic tree species. Our most popular options include:
Each offers characteristic wood grain patterns and colors, which can subtly change shades as they age. They vary in level of moisture-resistance and hardness.
When wood absorbs moisture from humidity, it swells. As the wood dries out on less humid days, it shrinks. This is true even when hardwood flooring is dried, stained, or painted. When working with hardwood flooring, installers must leave room for the wood to expand and shrink as humidity levels fluctuate- otherwise, your floors will eventually warp, cup, or buckle. On the flip side, if your home has zero humidity, hardwood flooring becomes brittle and can crack. To achieve the fine balance of consistent relative humidity, we recommend using humidifier and other tools to maintain an ideal interior climate.
There are two main types of hardwood flooring: solid and engineered.
Solid hardwood flooring is the original hardwood floor. It has uniform construction and can be refinished multiple times over the years. Solid hardwood is best in dry, cool climates, but accommodations can be made to install hardwood in areas with minor moisture. Install solid hardwood in bedrooms, living spaces, and even on stairs. You can extend the life of your solid hardwood flooring by having it professionally sanded and refinished.
Engineered hardwood flooring is a newer option with a layered construction. It features genuine hardwood on top, laminated to composite wood layers below. This adds stability and resistance to moisture and humidity. You can’t refinish engineered wood as often, meaning it won’t last as long, depending on how thick the top layer is. Higher quality engineered hardwood planks endure like a solid. If you have an active household with children and pets, engineered planks are your best option.
Our exclusive Hydrotek™ collection offers 100% waterproof protection, durability, and designer looks. Features include an array of designs and different wood species. There are even mixed species option. If you insist on real hardwood flooring in your home but need an option that is waterproof, this is the floor for you!
Make the best choice for your setting when you install, and we’ll guide you through which products are appropriate for your space. It’s important to consider factors like moisture levels, foot traffic, and temperature variations.
Your hardwood floors will need to be properly cared for and maintained over time. This includes cleaning and refinishing them to eliminate abrasions, stains, imperfections, and more. We recommend our professional installation services. You also can rest assured because your floors will be within warranty when you have them professionally installed.
The best way to ensure your floor lasts is to appropriately clean and care for it. We have general tips to ensure that your hardwood floor will stay looking new!
Refer to your manufacturer’s instructions to know what methods and cleaners they recommend maintaining your product’s warranty.
Dirt is abrasive and can scratch hardwood when walked on. Sweep your floor frequently to minimize dirt buildup.
Vacuum once a week or twice weekly in high traffic areas to remove dirt that gets between boards. Use a vacuum attachment meant for hardwood or hard surfaces to prevent any damage from occurring.
Wipe all spills immediately after they occur to avoid stains.
Use a dry mop to remove dust and smaller dirt particles. Avoid wet mopping since it can permanently damage your floor. If the hardwood is properly sealed, its finish should prevent water from penetrating into the wood fibers.
If you are looking for a quality hardwood floor, we’re your local hardwood floor store. You’ll find a full range of hardwood flooring options, and our experienced team will listen to your wood flooring ideas and find the right products. Visit us today.
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