Hardwood Floors: A Timeless Classic

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A Custom Hardwood Floor installed by Capstone

Of the many flooring options you could choose for your home, few can match the timeless beauty of hardwood flooring. The elegance and durability offered by different types of wood flooring make it well worth considering when building with Capstone Custom Homes.

Solid Wood Flooring: A Foundation of Timeless Elegance

Solid wood flooring is a classic traditional option, in large part thanks to its robust durability and the wide range of design choices available with different types of woods. Different wood species offer different grain patterns and colors, bringing a distinct natural beauty to your home. With the ability to be sanded and refinished multiple times, solid wood provides a timeless, long-lasting upgrade to any home.

Engineered Wood Flooring: Innovation Meets Tradition

In recent years, engineered wood flooring has become a popular alternative to traditional hardwood. Engineered wood flooring uses a thin top layer (called lamella) of a more expensive wood that is bonded to a core of plywood, SPF (Spruce-Pine-Fir), or HDF (High-Density Fiberboard). In addition to its lower cost, this type of flooring is faster to install and can be used with underfloor or radiant heating.

Preserving the Beauty of Hardwood Floors

Regular maintenance is essential to keep hardwood floors looking their best. Everyday maintenance like sweeping, vacuuming, and using appropriate cleaning products will prevent scratches and extend the life of your flooring. Even after the floor ages, solid hardwood floors can be refinished to restore their original appearance. Keep in mind, however, that sanding and refinishing should be done sparingly to preserve the floor’s structural integrity.

Many homeowners like to mix up the types of flooring they use in their home — such as by using tile or laminate in high-moisture ares while using hardwood in day-to-day living areas. If you’d like to learn more about incorporating hardwood into your custom home, be sure to discuss it with your sales rep.