When picking new flooring, you can never go wrong with hardwood. Hardwood flooring comes in a variety of colors and designs, but no matter the style, hardwood adds comfort and value to any home. It can be overwhelming to choose the best hardwood for your home, but our designers at Floor Coverings International Shallotte are here to help you narrow down your options and find the perfect choice.
Oak hardwood comes in two types: red and white. Red oak is classic, and quite distinct with an eye-catching texture. If you’re interested in a more modern appearance, go for white oak. White oak has more of a brown-gray tone, creating a beachy aesthetic. It’s a great neutral backdrop and has a smoother appearance. White oak also has a higher Janka hardness rating than red, but both are moderately hard and strong. Overall, oak hardwood flooring is easy to maintain, and a great choice for dining rooms, bedrooms, and hallways. White oak is a great choice for homes with pets or children, since the lighter tone hides dirt, scratches and pet hair better. Red oak is a great choice for creating a cozy and welcoming space.
Maple hardwood is a great option for St. James homes. It has a dramatic, unique grain pattern, which means there are plenty of ways to customize the finish. Maple hardwood lights up the room with its bright colors, but you can also stain it if you’d prefer a darker shade. Maple is also an exceptionally strong flooring option, ranking higher than oak on the Janka scale, making it a great choice for areas of your home with lots of traffic.
Bamboo is actually made from tough grass stocks, not trees. Even though bamboo is not technically a type of hardwood, it has a similar design and feel. Bamboo flooring is durable, easy to clean, beautiful, and eco-friendly! This flooring is very light with minimal grain, which creates a sleek, modern look. However, if you’d prefer a darker floor, you can also stain bamboo flooring. Bamboo is harder than many hardwoods, making it relatively scuff and scratch-proof, and a great option for busy areas in your home.
Contact Your St. James Hardwood Experts
At Floor Coverings International Shallotte, we have a wide selection of products and years of experience to help you find the best hardwood flooring for your St. James home. Call us today or sign up online to schedule a free in-home consultation. We proudly serve Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach, Southport & St. James and the surrounding areas.