Hardwood floors in Lawrence, KS
Need a floor that’s more than a fleeting trend? Hardwood flooring is classic that’s been popular for centuries, and it certainly isn’t going away anytime soon. At Paradise Carpet One Floor & Home of Lawrence, KS, we love hardwood flooring and can help you find the perfect solid or engineered hardwood for your upcoming installation. Here, you’ll encounter all the best hardwood flooring brands and products. Our knowledgeable sales staff are here to help you find the perfect wood and our staff installers are the industry’s nest.
Modern hardwood flooring comes in thousands of options. Rest assured, there are products to suit every need and taste. Hardwood can be contemporary and trendy or rustic and refined. There are products in a full spectrum of lengths, widths, finishes, and shades.
Hardwood flooring is made from domestic and exotic tree species, with each species offering up its distinct traits. These options include:
As you begin narrowing down your selection, it’s critical to remember that each type of wood performs differently and has varying degrees of hardness.
Engineered hardwood flooring is made from real wood, differently. To create a dimensionally stable floor, engineered hardwood uses wood veneers pressed together in cross-grain patterns. It’s sturdier than a solid hardwood floor, so it’s ideal for homes with heavy traffic. Engineered hardwood is less prone to expand and contract from humidity and weather shifts. It can be installed in areas where solid hardwood can’t. Below-grade rooms like basements and above-grade rooms like finished attics are perfect for engineered hardwood. Some engineered hardwood can also be refinished, and there are select products that are considered fully waterproof.
Solid hardwood flooring is milled from trees and kept in one complete piece. Its construction remains mostly the same as years ago. The species of tree that solid hardwood comes from determines its hardness, as well as what the floors look like. While solid hardwood does expand and contract with changes in humidity levels, it can be refinished multiple times. This makes it a prime choice for homeowners who want long-lasting floors. Solid hardwood floors are recommended for living rooms, bedrooms, playrooms, and offices, or areas where there is less traffic and moisture. They can increase the value of your home and if properly maintained, will last decades.
Hardwood flooring is best reserved for dry, quiet rooms. It doesn’t fare well in bathrooms and kitchens though the recent introduction of waterproof hardwoods is gradually changing this. Engineered planks offer a greater degree of flexibility overall since this flooring type can safely manage a fair degree of moisture. We’re proud to offer a wide range of in-house hardwood flooring services, including installation and hardwood refinishing.
Need help bringing your old hardwood floor back to life? Buffing or sanding and refinishing floors are two different methods used to bring hardwood floors back to their original state.
Buffing floors means sanding out the scratches in the polyurethane layer. Our experts use a buffing tool to complete this refinishing. Buffing extends the life of the floor. Once the floors are buffed and a new coat of finish is applied, they will have the same stain color, but they will resist wear and tear.
Sanding and refinishing floors means sanding the finish and stain down to the next layer of wood and reapplying stain and finish. Sanding and refinishing are ideal for floors that are old and worn, where the polyurethane layer is nearly gone. Starting with a drum sander, floors are sanded to remove the old stain and finish. We recommend using professionals because drum sanders can cause severe damage to hardwood if not managed properly. After the wood is sanded, holes are filled, and new stain and finish are applied. Each step takes time to dry, which means furniture cannot sit on top of the floor.
Paradise Carpet One Floor & Home is a proud member of the world’s largest flooring cooperative. You’re sure to love our hardwood inventory, which is constantly growing to meet regional needs. Proudly serving greater Eudora, Baldwin City, and beyond, we’re your trusted neighbors and understand the region’s climate and needs. Please visit us soon at 2108 West 27th Street, Suite E, in Lawrence, KS, to learn more about our hardwood flooring selection.
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