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Hardwood flooring - elegant, durable, and eco-friendly

Developments in wooden flooring in the last few decades have made it possible to think of hardwood flooring for home or business premises. It not only looks elegant but also a durable flooring alternative. If you are looking for hardwood flooring in Ames, Ankeny or nearby region, Alfred’s Carpet & Decorating, a locally owned and operated store is a one stop shop for top quality flooring products and services. You will find a wide variety of hardwood flooring alternatives for selection and if you are confused choosing one from it, do not hesitate to ask for help from on our consultants.

Select the best hardwood flooring suitable for your needs and lifestyle

Wooden flooring has become eco-friendly and energy conservative with the advancements. It also resists indoor pollution and allergens. It is easy to install and its maintenance cost is low. All these features of wooden flooring made it the first preference of homeowners and designers. Hardwood flooring comes in two main types, namely solid and engineered wood flooring.

Solid wood flooring
As the name suggests, it is a top to bottom solid piece of wood. One of its benefits is that the flooring can be sanded and finished over time to retain its appearance. The thickness of flooring can vary but usually ranges between 3/4” to 5/16”.

Engineered wood flooring
It is manufactured using multiple layers of variety of wood veneers. The layers of flooring can be of the same or different species. The grain of every layer is placed in different direction and hence, engineered hardwood is very stable with minimal expansion and contraction because of fluctuations in temperature or humidity. The top layer of this flooring is made of high quality wood and depending on the thickness of the top layer, the number of time it can be sanded and finished is limited.

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Hardwood flooring style

While choosing the wood flooring style, there is splendid variety of flooring styles available on the market. The main things you can look for includes:
  • Color: You will find variety of wood colors and especially, exotic species come with distinctive natural colors.
  • Texture: There are different textures like wire-brushed, smooth, hand scraped, distressed etc.
  • Species: Hardwood flooring made of Red Oak, Maple, Hickory etc. is available for selection.
  • Width: Width of the wood changes the look of flooring amazingly. Wider widths enhance the natural beauty of wood.

If you want to install hardwood flooring at your site in Des Moines, Clearlake or nearby Ames, Alfred’s Carpet & Decorative is the right place to get everything you need under one roof. Check out our hardwood flooring choices either online or visit our showroom in Ames, Iowa.

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