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When it comes to enhancing the beauty and durability of your home, hardwood flooring is an excellent choice. It brings elegance, warmth, and timeless appeal to any space. If you’re in the Klamath Falls area in Oregon, Cardinal Flooring is your go-to destination for top-quality flooring options.

Hardwood flooring is known for its natural beauty and durability. It adds a touch of sophistication to any room and can complement a variety of interior styles, from traditional to contemporary. With its warm hues and unique grain patterns, hardwood flooring creates a welcoming and inviting atmosphere.

Cardinal Flooring, a reputable flooring provider, offers a wide selection of hardwood flooring options to suit every taste and budget. Whether you prefer the classic charm of oak or the sleek elegance of maple, they have an extensive range of species, finishes, and colors to choose from.

Installing hardwood floors from Cardinal Flooring is an investment that pays off in the long run. It is highly durable and can withstand heavy foot traffic, making it an ideal choice for high-traffic areas of your home. With proper care and maintenance, hardwood floors can last for generations, providing timeless beauty and value.

In addition to their impressive selection, Cardinal Flooring also prides itself on providing excellent customer service. Their knowledgeable and friendly staff can guide you through the selection process, helping you choose the perfect flooring that suits your style and preferences. They can also offer valuable advice on installation, maintenance, and care to ensure your hardwood floors stay in top condition.

If you’re considering flooring for your home in Klamath Falls look no further than Cardinal Flooring. With their wide range of options and commitment to customer satisfaction, they are the trusted choice for all your hardwood flooring needs. Visit their showroom today and discover the beauty and durability of hardwood flooring for yourself. Hardwood flooring is available in a wide range of styles at our Klamath Falls location.

Durable, timeless, warm, low maintenance, and an endless choice of styles and colors make hardwood floors a great choice for your home.

HARDWOOD PERFORMANCE

Hardwood Janka Hardness Scale

Hardwood floors are extremely durable and will last a lifetime if you choose the right product for your lifestyle. Your CarpetsPlus COLORTILE flooring expert will guide you to the right choice if you share information about what room you are planning to install the floor in, do you have kids or pets, etc.

Pre-finished or manufacturer-finished, hardwood floors typically offer 6-10 layers of UV cured layers of polyurethane which is very hard and tough. Many manufacturers are now adding Aluminum Oxide to the urethane for additional protection against abrasion and wear. There are several other proprietary technologies available that offer added protection against wear and abrasion. Again, ask your flooring expert to explain the difference. Site-finished hardwoods are also extremely durable, although not quite as much as those finished at the factory.

Finally, the hardness of the wood you choose will also affect its performance. A softer wood like pine is more likely to dent than a hardwood like oak.

To sum it up, hardwood floors are one of the most durable, long-lasting products you can put in your home.

HARDWOOD CONSTRUCTION

There are three types of construction in hardwood flooring, solid, engineered and now hybrid.

Hardwood Constructions

Solid hardwood is 100% solid wood, it can be nailed or stapled to a wooden subfloor above grade. It is not recommended for installation on concrete because it is susceptible to expansion in high moisture areas and will shrink in high temps and high heat applications.

Engineered hardwood is also 100% wood that is manufactured from 3, 5 or 7 thin sheets or plies of wood that are stacked on top of each other in opposite directions then glued with high pressure. This process is called Cross-Ply construction that, when finished, makes the product dimensionally stable. The advantage of cross-ply construction is it will not warp in high moisture conditions or shrink in low humidity or high heat conditions. You can install on or above grade on wood and on concrete subfloors.

Hybrid hardwood floors are similar to engineered hardwood in that they feature a veneer of real wood on top but have either an SPC vinyl core or an HDF core. SPC cores are waterproof and HDF cores can be protected from water from above with finish coatings and good locking systems like UniClic and underlayment below. Both can be installed above, on and below grade.

Edge detail is the way the sides and ends of the planks are cut. They can include beveled, square, eased, and micro bevel. The different edge details will have a dramatic effect on the look of your new floor. For example, if you want the look of a furniture finish, the square edge would give you that look. If you are looking for a more casual effect, a beveled edge would be a good choice.

Hardness is also a factor when determining which species of wood to select for your new floor. With the many different species available today, each has its own rating, which will determine how well the floor will react to wear. The method used here is the Janka Hardness test.

Picking the right species for your new floor is very important for how the floor is going to wear in different traffic conditions.

Hardwood Care

Maintaining your hardwood floors is now easier than ever.  Remember dirt, grit, dust particles, and water are enemies of hardwood floors. Just follow these basic guidelines:

  • Never wax your floors. Wax will dull the finish.
  • Sweep regularly with a broom or vacuum with a vacuum that does not have a beater bar or brush. Dirt and grit can cause scratches to the finish.
  • Doormats provide the first line of defense and prevent dirt and grit from being tracked onto your floors.
  • Excessive water causes wood to expand and swell and eventually crack. It could also possibly break the glue seal with the subfloor. Wipe up spills quickly. Do not mop with excessive amounts of water.
  • Only use manufacturer recommended cleaners to clean your floors. Typical household cleaners will dull the finish and reduce the performance of your floors.
  • Add leg protectors to all furniture.