Migala Carpet One Floor & Home in Portage and Kalamazoo, Michigan, offers our customers a quality selection of hardwood flooring. If you are searching for hardwood flooring near you, make sure you check us out! Hardwood not only adds value to your home but also adds character and sophistication.
So, if you’re looking to add a new, high-quality floor to your home, be sure to take a look at our hardwood flooring selection. Our flooring professionals know hardwood well, and they also have an eye for design and can help you transform a room into a whole new space, even with just new flooring. Ready to get started?
When it comes to hardwood, you have two main choices - solid and engineered. Solid hardwood is a traditional wood option because it features a simple construction. Each plank is made from a single slice of premium wood like maple, oak, or hickory. Although solid hardwood is beautiful, it is limited in where you can install it.
For example, solid hardwood should be kept in dry, cool spaces of your home that do not see much foot traffic, like a bedroom or home office. Solid hardwood should be installed on and above grade in places such as bedrooms and living rooms. Engineered hardwood can be installed on every level of your home, but still needs to be out of areas with high moisture like bathrooms.
Engineered hardwood, however, features a special layered construction making it more durable. This layering process prevents the natural tendency of wood to expand, or contract caused by changes in moisture. This results in the floor being more stable and able to handle more foot traffic. Engineered hardwood floors can resist scuffing and are less likely to dent caused by heels, so you can show off your floors to your guests without having to worry about accidental damage.
Solid hardwood should be nailed or glued down to the subfloor. These types of installations are permanent and ensure your hardwood floors will not shift with use.
Engineered hardwood comes in floating floor options or can be nailed down. Floating floors allow for a lot of versatility, and do not need any adhesives since the planks click together.
We want to emphasize that having your new hardwood floors professionally installed is very important, and it means your floors are protected under our warranties. The most important steps in installing hardwood flooring include an in-home measure and a moisture test. Moisture testing is an important step our installers take because if the subfloor has a high moisture content, it could lead to damage over time. Our installers also prepare your subfloor and make sure it is flat, clean, dry, and free of imperfections.
In need of hardwood flooring in Kalamazoo or Portage, Michigan? We are your locally owned hardwood flooring store, so we have many different hardwood options on display in our showroom, and we’ll certainly have a style to fit your design needs. We offer name brands and Carpet One Floor & Home exclusive brands both of which offer natural style and premium strength.
In addition to certified sustainable hardwood, we also have eco-friendly hard surface floors, like bamboo and cork. These are an exotic and green alternative to natural wood floors. In addition to our incredible selection, we offer amazing hardwood flooring services as well, including hardwood refinishing and installation. Visit us soon at one of our showrooms in Portage or Kalamazoo, Michigan to learn more, or start shopping our incredible selection of hardwood flooring now at the link below!
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