Hardwood is a highly coveted flooring material, and there’s no lack of reasons for that fact. It all starts with a lifespan that is truly one of the longest in the flooring market. With the proper care and maintenance, it can not only meet its expected end, but can even be pushed past it on occasion. Choosing the best options for your lifestyle also adds to the flooring’s ability to really measure up, and we’ll help you figure out exactly what you need. What seems like a daunting task going in, is actually just a series of events leading up to the installation of your dream flooring.
The Carpet Man Indy has been serving the communities of Marion County, Hancock County, Hamilton County, Shelby County, and Johnson County for more than 25 years. With a dedicated commitment to 100% customer satisfaction, we invite you to visit our showroom located in Indianapolis, IN, where we can help you find the flooring of your dreams. We’ll get to know you and your needs, answer any questions you have, and make sure you find something that meets those needs, as well as your budget.
Lots of factors help bring all the details of hardwood flooring to life as a perfect floor covering for your home. What starts out as simple rough lumber, is turned into a spectacular floor covering that is durable and will live on for decades to come. It’s important to choose all the right options, starting with the perfect wood species.
Different species are rated primarily by how soft or hard they are. The hardest species types are rated for the most active lifestyles. If you have lots of foot traffic and activity in your home, the harder the species, the better. This means it will stand up well under the stress of everyday wear and tear without coming to a premature end. In fact, the harder species can make it last well past that.
It’s important for you to know, up front, that solid hardwood flooring can never be installed in spaces that are below grade. If you have rooms that are below grade that need flooring, we suggest looking into engineered flooring. This still falls under the scope of real wood flooring, but rather than being solid, it consists of a real wood veneer that is placed perfectly between a durable backing layer and a protective wear layer. It’s a great wood floor alternative in situations where the solid variety can’t be used, and still offers many of the same great benefits.