Hardwood flooring in Woodstock, GA from Cherokee Floor Covering

Three facts you may not know about hardwood flooring

Hardwood flooring adds elegance, warmth, and charm to a room. There are some things you may not know, however. Read along to learn more about hardwood floors.

There are two versions of wood floors

Most of us know about solid wood. It's one solid slab of wood throughout the surface.

Engineered wood's construction makes it more stable and better able to handle water. However, on the surface, both solid and engineered look similar.

You'll have your beautiful oak, hickory, or species-of-choice floors. Underneath are three-seven layers of genuine wood and resin, placed crosswise.

The result is a hardwood floor placed in higher-than-normal moisture areas where solid can't go. They can also be refinished and add value to a property.

Hardwood is cost-effective

It is so long-lasting that hardwood flooring is one of the most cost-effective options. Solid has been known to last 100 years; engineered, up to 50.

Without structural damage, refinishing will bring them back to luster. That translates to little or no replacement costs.

Wood floors are low maintenance

We want you to enjoy your hardwood flooring in Woodstock for a long time. Dry mop several times weekly so dirt and soil won't embed between the boards and scratch. Clean with a wood cleaner and damp mop a few times a year.

Remember that wood’s enemy is water, so wipe spills immediately. Placemats strategically at entrances. Use protective furniture pads, keep pet nails trimmed and avoid wearing stilettos.

The area’s flooring expert

Cherokee Floor Covering knows hardwood flooring. Our company has been in business for 50 years, and our staff each has at least 15 years of industry experience.

Visit our showroom today in Woodstock, GA. You'll see top hardwood brands like Mohawk, Palmetto Road, and Somerset. We work on residential and commercial projects in Woodstock, Marietta, Canton, Acworth, and Kennesaw, GA.