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Engineered Wood Flooring

At Shelby Design Center Carpet One Floor & Home in Shelby Township, MI, we are proud to offer a wide selection of high-quality hardwood flooring options that can enhance the beauty and value of your home. Stop by today.

What Are The Different Hardwood Species?

Hardwood flooring comes in a variety of species, each with its unique characteristics and aesthetic appeal. Popular hardwood species include"

  • Hickory

  • Maple

  • Oak

  • Walnut

  • Cherry

Oak is a timeless choice known for its durability and versatility. Maple offers a light and consistent grain pattern, while cherry wood provides a rich, warm tone. Walnut is prized for its dark, luxurious appearance, and hickory offers a rustic and durable option for homeowners seeking a natural look.

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What Are Some Popular Styles?

In addition to different species, hardwood flooring also comes in various styles to complement your home's decor. Some popular hardwood floor styles include:

  • Rustic or Weathered Planks

  • Wide Planks

  • Light or Natural Finishes

  • Gray Coastal Ftyles

  • High Gloss & Dark Finishes

Traditional styles such as smooth, hand-scraped, and wire-brushed finishes offer classic elegance and charm. Contemporary styles like distressed and wide-plank hardwoods provide a modern and spacious aesthetic. Whether you prefer a sleek, polished look or a more textured, rustic vibe, there is a hardwood style to suit every design preference.

Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood

When selecting hardwood flooring, you will often encounter both solid and engineered options.

Solid Hardwood

Solid hardwood is crafted from a single piece of wood and provides timeless beauty and authenticity.

  • Design: The simple construction allows the natural characteristics of the planks to stand out and can help to add value to your home.

  • Durability: Solid hardwood has a long lifespan and is offered in various wood species and plank sizes.

  • Value: Simple and enduring, your solid hardwood floors can be refinished to prolong their lifespan, and they will add value to your home.

Engineered Hardwood

Engineered hardwood consists of multiple layers of wood with a top layer of hardwood veneer, offering greater stability and resistance to moisture. Engineered hardwood is ideal for areas with fluctuating humidity levels, such as basements or kitchens, where solid hardwood may be less suitable.

  • Design: Engineered hardwood looks like natural hardwood, with the added benefit of dense layers and a top wood veneer.

  • Durability: Engineered hardwood works well in most spaces, thanks to its protective top coat to its moisture-resistant center.

  • Water-Resistance: The layered construction makes it better at handling humid conditions without warping.

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Do You Offer Waterproof Hardwood?

At Shelby Design Center Carpet One Floor & Home, we understand the importance of durability and functionality in hardwood flooring. That's why we offer 100% waterproof hardwood options that combine the timeless beauty of hardwood with enhanced water resistance. Waterproof hardwood is perfect for areas prone to spills, moisture, or high humidity, such as kitchens, bathrooms, or laundry rooms. With waterproof hardwood, you can enjoy the elegance of hardwood flooring without compromising on performance and peace of mind.

How It Works:

  • These engineered floor panels have an aluminum oxide finish that locks out moisture from spills, humidity, pet accidents, and more.

  • Each plank features a rigid waterproof vinyl sublayer that prevents warping and swelling.

  • These hardwood floors are also installed so that the seams are watertight, keeping spills from escaping between the floorboards and causing damage below.

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Hardwood Installation

Proper installation is crucial for the longevity and performance of your hardwood flooring. Our team of skilled installers at Shelby Design Center Carpet One Floor & Home is experienced in installing hardwood flooring with precision and care. Before installation, our experts will assess your space, prepare the subfloor, and ensure that the hardwood is acclimated to the environment. With attention to detail and professional craftsmanship, we will transform your home with beautiful hardwood flooring that reflects your style and enhances your living space.

Solid hardwood should always be installed in dry, cool spaces, including:

  • Bedrooms

  • Living rooms

  • Office Spaces

  • Stairs

  • Hallways

Engineered hardwoods can be installed in high-traffic and moisture-prone areas*, including:

  • Kitchens

  • Mudrooms

  • Finished Basements, and more!

*Keep in mind that waterproof flooring should only be used for these areas.

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Whether you are drawn to the classic beauty of oak, the rich tones of cherry, or the durability of hickory hardwood flooring, Shelby Design Center Carpet One Floor and Home in Shelby Township, MI, has the perfect hardwood solution for your home. Explore our extensive hardwood selection, including various species, styles, and waterproof options, and trust our team to provide expert guidance and quality installation services for a seamless and satisfying flooring experience. Experience the timeless elegance of hardwood flooring and elevate your home's aesthetic appeal. Stop by today.

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Hardwood Flooring Care

Both solid hardwood and engineered hardwood require some TLC. Keep your maintenance simple with these easy-care tips from the flooring pros!

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