Wood Flooring Choices for Your Charleston Home

wood flooringWood flooring adds character to your home and can instantly change its atmosphere. There’s truly nothing that can compare to the natural beauty and the warmth that wood flooring offers, but how do you decide which type to go with? The team at Carolina Flooring Services thought we would break down several wood flooring choices for your Charleston home.

It’s classic and enduring, has changed over the years, but never goes out of style. Wood flooring also adds lasting value to your home. If you want to invest in the future, consider wood flooring.

There are several things to consider when choosing your wood flooring. Let’s start with color. The color can vary drastically. Try to think of lighter floors working better in contemporary settings, while darker floors work better in traditional rooms and are more elegant.

The character of the wood is found in its grain variations. Remember the wood’s distinct personality when making your decision. The grain helps determine whether the wood appears sleek and modern or rich and rustic.

You can select solid or engineered when it comes to construction. Solid planks are created from single pieces of wood. Engineered planks are made from several layers. Usually a core of plywood is used in the engineered planks, making it better for areas with higher levels of humidity.

Finally, you have to consider the finish of your wood flooring. There are many to choose from, and this is an essential part of the process.

There are so many different types of hardwood. Wide-plank flooring is becoming increasingly popular. It has fewer seams and more beauty. Go with a distressed wood for a look that is more rustic or country.

If you’re looking to add a historical touch, consider reclaimed pine when selecting your wood flooring. It also has eco-friendly benefits. Most reclaimed pine comes from historic buildings.

One of the most popular types of flooring is red oak. It coordinates with virtually ever color and style. The maple plank is also a gorgeous choice.

A new and modern way to add luxury to a space is through ebonized hardwood. Dark woods like cherry, walnut, or oak complement contemporary spaces.

And for both traditional and contemporary spaces, consider reclaimed wood. Once it is treated, its natural features add warmth and beauty.

A popular choice among exotic hardwoods is Brazilian cherry. It is sturdy as well as affordable, and another option to add high style to your space is eucalyptus flooring.

Choosing the right wood flooring for your Charleston home can be overwhelming, but Carolina Flooring Services offers several brands and products. We feature Shaw Hardwood Floors, which are known for their high quality and durability. They are committed to knowing where their hardwoods originate from, as well as their sustainability.

Columbia Hardwood Floors are another great option. They are setting a new course and direction in hardwood flooring. Their floors are beautiful, authentic, original and handcrafted. Additionally, they’re locally grown, harvested and crafted in the U.S.

If you’re interested in adding wood flooring to your home, Carolina Flooring Services is happy to help. Don’t hesitate to contact us at (843) 225-0700. You can also download our free whitepaper here on how to select the right wood for your space.

Photo courtesy of: Eric Grossnickle

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