Stylish, warm, and inviting
Learn about Hardwood
We at Carpet One Mentor know why homeowners love hardwood. Hardwood is stylish, warm, and inviting, and it seems to have its own character and personality. We are proud to offer a wide selection of hardwood, including Carpet One exclusive brands such as Invincible and Rustic River. Invincible focuses on strength and durability, and Rustic River provides classy and seasoned looks. We also carry specialty brands like Johnson, Kraus, and Anderson.
There are two different types of hardwood available: solid and engineered. Solid hardwood is considered the original wood floor because of its rather simple and time-tested construction. It is made from single strips of real wood, without any special construction or layering. As a result, solid hardwood planks are typically thick enough to be refinished multiple times. Engineered hardwood is newer than solid hardwood, and it currently makes up about 40% of new hardwood installs. Whereas solid hardwood has a simple construction, engineered hardwood is actually made from different wood layers. The layers are pressed together in different directions, so engineered hardwood is more dimensionally stable than solid hardwood.
For extra shine and protection, hardwood floors are almost always finished. Finish protects the surface from scratches and scuffs, and it also does offer some resistance against spills. At the same time, the right finish can certainly add more shine and color to the floor's surface. Over time, finish can start to wear off, but it can be reapplied as part of the hardwood refinishing process.
To see if hardwood is the right choice for your home setting, be sure to visit our Mentor, OH store today. We are proud to be your hardwood flooring experts!