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Learn About Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring features timeless style and value adding characteristics that make it hard to compete with. Tastinger’s Floor Covering is your local source for all things flooring including hardwood. Our flooring professionals can provide you with expert advice when it comes to choosing a hardwood floor for your home. We are able to match you to a floor that not only suits your lifestyle but also your personal style and home décor.

With so many types of hardwood to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? When it comes to picking out a hardwood floor, you can’t go wrong with any of your choices, and our design experts will be there with you every step of the way to go over style, color, and texture that fits your lifestyle and the needs of your home.  On the other hand, when it comes to picking out a floor that fits your budget and style, hardwood is the best investment you can make in your home.

Expert Advice - Hardwood Styles

Join our very own Jim Aaron, VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, for some information on the all the different looks and style available in hardwood floors.

Wood Flooring Styles

When it comes to hardwood, there are so many styles, colors, and species to choose from that no matter what choice you make it can easily match the current style and décor of your home. Today popular hardwood style include rustic, weather worn, hand-scraped details as well as multi-width planks to add a more country home style feel.

Hardwood floors are timeless, and easy to maintain. If you are looking to make a lasting impression on your home then hardwood is the best option. Traditional hardwood species include types of wood like Oak, Maple, and Hickory but we also have more exotic wood flooring options like cork and bamboo. Types of hardwood can also be narrowed down by finished and unfinished planks, which can impact the final look of your flooring after it is installed.

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Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

Solid hardwood is, just as its name describes, one solid piece of wood from top to bottom. It has a reputation for being simplistically beautiful and features unmatched characteristics no other flooring can replicate. Solid hardwood is durable, and can be refinished to extend its life cycle in your home. Engineered hardwood floors are made of multiple real wood veneers whose grains run in different directions in order to increase stability. This allows the floors to resist expanding and contracting during weather changes. Engineered hardwood planks can also be installed, but it depends on how thick the surface layer is.

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Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?

Hardwood flooring is known to be durable, but it does have its limitations when it comes to where it can be installed. For the most part, solid hardwood can be installed in rooms like bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms. Engineered hardwood planks are better suited for areas that see a lot of activity like hallways, entryways, and children’s playrooms. You can even install engineered hardwood in your basement.

Our Hardwood Flooring Selection

At Tastinger’s Floor Covering, we offer the top quality hardwood brands, which include our exclusives such as Rustic River™, Invincible™, and Voyager™. We take pride in providing high quality floors, and therefore our hardwood brands must be top of the line.

To learn more about hardwood and the available brands at Tastinger’s Floor Covering contact us today or visit our showroom in Franklin, NC.

  1. Rustic River hardwood
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    Rustic River emphasizes wood's natural character.

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  2. Invincible Hardwood
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    Invincible Hardwood offers premium durability.

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  3. Voyager wood flooring
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    Voyager offers bamboo and cork flooring.

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Hardwood Types

When it comes to hardwood flooring, you have different options to choose from including solid and engineered constructions. Follow the link below to learn more about the different types of hardwood.

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Hardwood Maintenance

Properly caring for your hardwood floor can help to extend its lifetime in your home. Be sure to check out our maintenance guide to learn how to keep your hardwood floors looking as good as new.

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