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Hardwood Flooring in Mechanicsville, VA

Hardwood flooring brings style and natural longevity. At L & M Carpet One Floor & Home in Mechanicsville, VA, we offer a wide range of hardwood flooring. As your local hardwood flooring store, we carry the best brands and quality products. We are proud to provide flooring and installation services to greater Richmond, Virginia.

 

What Types of Wood Are In Hardwood Flooring?

 

Hardwood flooring comes in different domestic and exotic species.

 

Some of the species include:

 

 

All feature unique hardwood colors, grain patterns, and hardness levels.

 

Cork Flooring: An Eco-Friendly Alternative

 

In addition to traditional hardwood, we also offer cork flooring. Cork flooring is made from materials you’d find atop your favorite wine bottle. Cork material is harvested from tree bark. Since the process doesn’t damage the tree, cork is considered the industry’s most environmentally friendly flooring types. Like other types of hardwood, it can be refinished.

 

 

Naturally sourced, unique in its patterns, and offered in many colors and patterns, cork flooring is an organic marvel. Cork tiles and planks are great for your upcoming renovation project. It’s strong insulating properties ensure your space has a comfortable temperature. Cork absorbs sound vibrations, letting you enjoy music or movies on high volume. It’s installed using adhesives, or as a floating floor.

 

How To Style Your Hardwood Floor

 

There are various styling techniques hardwood manufacturers use to give flooring a certain appearance.

 

Some of the styles available include:

 

 

What Are The Differences Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood?

 

Solid hardwood flooring planks are one solid piece of wood from top to bottom. Thickness varies, but on average, you’ll find ¾ inch thick planks. Solid hardwood performs best when installed above or on-grade. It can be sanded and refinished multiple times during its lifetime.

 

 

Engineered hardwood flooring planks are made of multiple layers of composite wood laminated together in a cross-grain direction. This flooring resists expanding and contracting during humidity changes.

 

What You Need To Know About Hardwood & Humidity

 

Virginia’s hot, hazy summers pose an annual concern, making it important to make informed decisions well ahead of your hardwood installation.

 

 

The relative humidity level in your home can fluctuate with the seasons. Relative humidity- simply put, the level of water vapor in your home’s air- should be constantly monitored to ensure a safe environment for hardwood. If the relative humidity level is too high, your floor planks can quickly swell or warp. A lower than ideal relative humidity level can cause your boards to shrink or crack. Neither of these situations will bode well over time.

 

 

Our flooring experts strongly recommend maintaining a 42 percent relative humidity level as a constant goal. This is easy to achieve using tools like hydrometers or humidistats. Depending on the season, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, and insulated drapes can also be helpful tools to have on hand.

 

Planning Your Hardwood Flooring Installation

 

Hardwood is durable and beautiful but has certain installation limitations depending on type. The best places for solid hardwood include on and above level rooms such as living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and home offices. Engineered hardwood can be installed in finished basements, as well as light moisture areas like laundry rooms, foyers, and low-traffic kitchens.

 

 

We’re proud to offer professional hardwood installation services.

 

Our Hardwood Floor Selection

 

We’re the best place to buy hardwood flooring near you. Our showroom is proud to offer many of the best hardwood brands in the industry.  You’ll love our reasonable hardwood flooring prices and sales. Be sure to visit us soon to view our hardwood flooring samples and talk with our expert.

 

 

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Caring for Hardwood Floors

 

Not sure how to take care of hardwood floors? No worries: we’ve listed some simple tips to guide your way.

 

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