Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is often considered ideal for any home. Not only does it look good, but there are plenty of types of wood to choose from so you can get a unique look for your house. Whether you plan to upgrade the flooring in your living room, dining room, or even your basement, we can help.

You are encouraged to find out the facts on hardwood flooring before you choose the perfect option for your house. Once you know your choices, you should talk to the flooring experts at our store location nearest you.

If you appreciate natural beauty, hardwood flooring is the way to go. In fact, many homeowners are turning to more natural surfaces for their property, in which case wood is an ideal choice. At the same time, hardwood is considered elegant and classic, so if you like this type of look, it’s time to check out our selection of wood floors.

Be prepared to be impressed with the hardwood options you have

Even in the unlikely event that every home on your block has hardwood flooring, your floor will still be unique since no two wood surfaces are the exact same. Each has its own distinguishing grains and swirls that set it apart. This is partly why hardwood floors tend to increase the value of homes.

Don’t let the elegance of hardwood floors fool you, though. This material is low-maintenance since it is easy to clean, allowing you to have an attractive floor with little work. This appeals to most homeowners, which is another reason hardwood flooring frequently increases home value.

Learn the Styles of Hardwood Flooring

Plank Flooring

This type of floor is usually available in wide strips of wood that range from 3″ to 8.” Plank floors are frequently known for resulting in a natural, rustic appearance. This is why they are often seen in antique homes, but modern homes can also benefit from their natural charm.

Strip Flooring

Strip flooring is available in strips of wood, with a typical width of 1 1/2″ to 2 ½.″ It is usually 5/16″ to 3/4″ thick. This type of floor results in a traditional appearance. In addition, it can make small rooms look larger.

Handscraped Flooring

This type of floor is quite popular these days. It is supposed to imitate old, reclaimed wood since it has a worn look. Handscraped floors are especially beloved for the rustic charm they can add to a home of any age.

Wire Brushed Floors

Wire brushed floors tend to look slightly less distressed than handscraped floors, so they may not look quite as worn or old. This type of flooring acts as a compromise between wood that looks new and old, especially when modern urethane finishes are applied.

Hardwood Flooring Works Well for Any Room

Previously, hardwood floors could not easily be installed below grade, so they were not suitable for basements. Fortunately, now there are engineered hardwood floors that can be added to any level. This is because layers of wood can be bonded to keep the material from shrinking from moisture. The result is that you can get hardwood floors in just about any room you desire.

We want to make sure you choose the hardwood floor that will work for you, which is why we label them all to let you know which conditions they are best for. Just take a look at our Quick-Pick signs to learn which floors are best used Above Level, Below Level, and in a residential or commercial property.

For a complete listing of flooring and carpet solutions, visit the Wheeler’s Flooring America main website.