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Hardwood Flooring Store in Vass, NC

Striking, solid, and effortlessly stylish, hardwood flooring is high in status and always in high demand. Hardwood floors are a wonderful option for those willing to make a considerable investment for a floor that can last for generations and, thanks to unique grains and patterns, is always one-of-a-kind. At J.B. Short Carpet One Floor & Home in Vass, North Carolina, we are fluent in the language of flooring, and with one of the most expansive collections of solid and engineered hardwood in the region, let us be your sole destination when it’s time for a revamp. Before you get started, however, we recommend learning a thing or two about the different hardwood types and brands. Here are a few important facts to help you begin.


Hardwood Styles

There are hundreds of different ways to hardwood, and today there are more options than ever before. There are hardwoods made to accent traditional homes with their vintage-inspired finishes, as well as sleek, glossy hardwoods to grace your contemporary loft. One general rule of thumb is that wider planks offer a more classical look, while smaller planks are more modern.


Types of Wood

For all the trees in the forest, there’s hardwood to match. Indeed, hardwood flooring is made from a wide variety of exotic and domestic tree species, offering something for all budgets and tastes. Whether your tastes lean towards tried-and-true pine planks or lush mahogany, we have your floor. One thing to keep in mind, however: since different hardwood species tend to offer varying degrees of hardness, one should always read the fine print.


Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Hardwood

Today’s hardwood offerings fall under two distinct product families: solid and engineered. Solid hardwood planks represent hardwood flooring in its original format. The luxurious planks add lasting value and boost curb appeal. A solid hardwood floor has much potential, as it can be restored and refinished repeatedly. It is best reserved for quiet, dry spaces and requires a consistent humidity level. It cannot be used in spaces below grade. Engineered hardwood flooring is a newer option that has many attractive benefits. These planks are composed of up to seven layers of natural woods and resins for a denser overall floor. Engineered hardwood is more affordable, and unlike solid products, can be installed below grade. Because of its resilient build, engineered hardwood won’t quickly shrink or expand from humidity and can manage moisture.


Where to Install Hardwood

Hardwood flooring should always be handled with discretion and care and should be avoided, overall, in the bathroom or laundry room. Solid hardwood floors are best in quieter rooms that are on or above grade. Engineered hardwood can go below grade and can withstand some levels of moisture.


Hardwood and Humidity

Hardwood flooring is always in high demand. Finding the perfect hardwood for your interior setting, however, can require a fair amount of research and planning. With the region’s hazy, humid summer seasons, moisture is a constant presence, making it even more important to choose hardwood with care. The relative humidity level will ebb and flow with the seasons. Relative humidity, which concerns the level of water vapor in the air, will affect your flooring for better or worse as time passes. If your home has a relative humidity level that’s higher than desired, your floor planks will swell, warp, and crack. A lower humidity level can also be damaging since your floor planks will ultimately shrink. Since neither of these situations would bode well for your floor’s longevity, it’s important to maintain a steady interior climate. Our experts recommend using tools such as humidistats or hydrometers, with the goal of a 42 percent relative humidity level at all times. Insulated curtains and shades, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers are also helpful tools to consider if you have hardwood floors. At J.B. Short Carpet One Floor & Home in Southern Pines, NC we’re here to handle all your flooring needs and can help you make the smartest decisions for you and your family. With our expansive inventory of both solid and engineered hardwood products, our goal is to make sure every installation is a success.


Our Hardwood Flooring Selection

At Short Carpet One Floor & Home we’re always on the hunt for the latest and greatest in flooring products, and as proud members of the world’s largest independent flooring store cooperative, we boast unmatched purchasing power along with localized services. Visit our showroom in Southern Pines, NC today, or check out our selection of hardwood flooring online and discover the magic of hardwood.



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