Species of hardwood
- Oak: Among the most popular choices, oak stands out for its durability and rich grain patterns. Its resistance to wear makes it an ideal choice for high-traffic areas in the home.
- Maple: Maple offers a finer grain pattern and a more consistent color than oak. It's well-suited for contemporary interiors due to its lighter, more uniform appearance.
- Hickory: If you are looking for a hardwood floor with a distinct and bold grain pattern, hickory might be your best bet. Its hardy nature makes it suitable for areas with heavy foot traffic.
Hardwood flooring styles
- Plank flooring: Plank flooring offers a rustic and traditional aesthetic, with wider boards that showcase the natural grain of the wood more prominently.
- Parquet flooring: Parquet flooring, with its geometric patterns and designs, can add a sophisticated and artistic touch to your rooms.
- Handscraped flooring: For a truly rustic and antique look, handscraped flooring offers uneven textures that mimic the look of floors crafted in bygone eras.
Finishes to consider
- Glossy finish: A glossy finish imparts a shiny, sleek look, amplifying light and space within a room. It, however, might show scratches more easily.
- Matte finish: A matte finish, on the other hand, offers a modern, understated look, which does an excellent job of hiding scratches and dents.
- The essence of sustainability: When choosing your hardwood flooring, also consider the sustainability factor. Opt for hardwood floors sourced from responsibly managed forests to ensure an eco-friendly choice.
Visit us for stunning solid and engineered wood flooring options
Understanding the different types of hardwood flooring is the first step in choosing a floor that aligns with your home?s aesthetic and functional needs. From the species of wood to the style and finish, each element plays a vital role in determining your floors' final look and feel. Contact Vogel's Carpets to explore a wide range of wood flooring options tailored to your preferences and lifestyle. We service the greater Seattle, WA, area, with a showroom on Aurora Ave in North Seattle.?