Hardwood Flooring Guide
Offering eternal beauty and endurance, the appeal of hardwood flooring goes above and beyond the industry’s fleeting trends. Indeed, hardwood flooring has adorned several centuries’ worth of homes and public gathering places. Since it so readily incorporates into any space or style scheme, hardwood flooring retains its strong presence in current times.
Still, natural hardwood flooring isn’t the wisest choice for every space or situation. Hardwood flooring can get pricier than other options, and it isn’t waterproof, so it doesn’t work well in basements or bathrooms. It’s always a great idea to do your research in advance, learning about all the different types of hardwood flooring before you visit our store. As always, we’re delighted to help you narrow down your choices and find a hardwood that’s right for your budget and functional needs.
Solid Hardwood vs Engineered Hardwood
When it comes to modern-day hardwood floors, there’s much going on beneath the surface, with some major differences that aren’t apparent to the eyes. Today’s hardwood flooring shoppers can opt between solid and engineered hardwoods: but what does this really mean?
With solid hardwood flooring, each plank is crafted using one single piece of wood. Solid hardwood flooring is what is typically found in historic North American properties. It presents infinite possibilities since it can be refinished countless times, but it is often expensive and needs to be installed on or above grade.
Much more recently, engineered hardwood has emerged on the market, where it’s embraced by homeowners in need of an affordable and water-resistant alternative. Made in many layers, this 100% hardwood flooring is denser and cheaper than its solid counterpart. It can also be used in spaces that fall below grade.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
At Johnson Floor & Home Carpet One, we love the bold beauty of natural hardwood flooring. Visit us in Kansas City, Overland Park, Lee’s Summit, Lenexa, Broken Arrow, Tulsa, and Owasso.
Our hardwood flooring inventory features thousands of options and, as a locally owned-and-operated member of the world’s largest flooring cooperative, we’re able to offer up all your favorite flooring brands. You’ll find brands such as Baroque, Armstrong, Rustic River, and Mannington.
Learn More About Hardwood
Let’s learn more about all your hardwood flooring options, with a little help from our expertsLearn How to Choose Hardwood
Hardwood flooring, is properly maintained, can last for a long time in home settings. Learn about hardwood maintenance by visiting our Flooring Guide.How Do I Care for Hardwood?
Our installation professionals have been working with us for 15 years or longer, so we're definitely your local experts. Learn more about hardwood installation.How Is Hardwood Installed?