When you simply must have hardwood flooring

If you have your heart set on the classical elegance of hardwood flooring for your home, you’re certainly in good company. This floor covering is still one of the most popular choices among homeowners today. And it’s easy to see why. Not only does it add a welcoming sophistication to any room, it’s durable, long lasting and has a ton of benefits you will enjoy for years to come. At RCI flooring, you’ll find all the flooring options you’ve been looking for, including the one that suits your needs perfectly. Our dedication to customer satisfaction means that we will be happy to help you find just the material for your home, and work to make sure you’re happy with the result. Serving the areas of Palm Harbor, New Port Richey, Clearwater, Safety Harbor, and Tarpon Springs, our showroom is located in Palm Harbor, FL. If you’ll stop by and speak to one of our flooring specialists, we’re sure we can help you find exactly what you’re looking for and more.

Your choices in hardwood flooring

Choosing this particular flooring isn’t as simple as saying, "I’ll take hardwood". Once you come that far, there are still some options for you to choose from, starting with whether you need solid or engineered. Solid, as the name implies, means that the flooring is constructed from a solid piece of wood, through and through. Engineered consists of a veneer of real wood on the top, attached to a backing material. Engineered wood works great in areas where solid wood can’t be installed, such as basements and other below grade rooms you might be looking to floor. Since it doesn’t expand and contract with changes in temperature and humidity the way that solid does, it’s a much better candidate for those areas. You’ll also need to consider which wood species you’d like your flooring to be, such as oak or cherry. Some species are much harder than others, so you’ll want to consider the level of traffic you have in your home on a regular basis. Hard woods such as cherry are perfect for high traffic areas, as it is a harder species, while softer species such as pine work well for closets or very low traffic bedrooms. Hardwood is another flooring you will want to have professionally installed, since specialized tools and a good deal of experience are necessary.

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