In order to simplify your own hardwood flooring
shopping experience, it is important to gather as much information as possible. You want to know all your available options, as well as what this flooring has to give back. For example, it can be beneficial to know that these floors are not only stunning in appearance but can last an entire lifetime. With decades upon decades of great durability and functionality, you’ll find they are even considered a green building material and can help keep the air in your home healthier as well.
R.C. Carpets has plenty of experience in matching homeowners with the perfect flooring for their homes. Along with this experience, we are happy to be able to carry a wide selection of materials and services that are high in quality, but also fits a variety of budgets at the same time. Serving the areas of Rehoboth, Delaware, Lewes, Del, Millsboro, Del, Milton, Del, and Georgetown Del, our showroom is located in Millsboro, DE. We invite you to come for a visit, where you’ll get to experience all this flooring for yourself, under the guidance and assistance of a dedicated flooring professional.
The perfect species is a great place to start when deciding on the perfect hardwood flooring for your own home. With many to choose from, they are rated according to hardness, with some being of the softer end of the scale, and some being incredibly hard. As you would imagine, the harder the species, the better the durability of that flooring. Make sure you consider all the factors about your home’s traffic with regard to foot traffic, children, pets, visitors, and how often you intend to clean your floors.
Hardwood is available in both unfinished and prefinished varieties. The prefinished version comes already equipped for installation. The sanding, sealant and top coat have already been applied, which can help save money in the long run. The unfinished version has to be sanded and finished after installation. It requires a bit more prep work but you’ll have a much wider range of stain colors and finish options from which you can choose.
Solid hardwood flooring can never be installed in below-ground spaces, such as basements, which is important to keep in mind. If you have spaces like this that require flooring, we suggest you consider engineered wood flooring, which makes an excellent alternative.