Hardwood Floors in San Ramon, CA
Hardwood floors make quite the fashion statement and are an elegant addition to a wide range of rooms. With its uncanny power to bring up your property value, hardwood flooring can last for generations if properly maintained.
Looking for the best flooring store near you?
At Carpet One Floor & Home of San Ramon, CA, we're your local destination for all things hardwood flooring, including professional flooring installations. With our giant inventory including all the top hardwood floor brands, let us be the ones you turn to when it's time for a change.
If you're thinking of installing hardwood floors soon, here are some things to keep in mind.
How to Style Your Hardwood Floor
One of our favorite aspects of hardwood flooring is its sheer variety.
Hardwood flooring is made in hundreds and hundreds of natural options. Whether you prefer a trendy style or something more traditional, there are many fantastic hardwood selections. It’s so easy to customize.
Choose your favorite:
- Plank Width
- Plank Length
- Gloss Level
- Grain Pattern
What Types of Wood Are Used in Hardwood Floors?
Hardwood flooring is made using wood from a wide range of tree species.
Domestic hardwood favorites include pine, maple, or oak. Some of the more exotic hardwood species include mahogany, cork, and bamboo. Remember, each hardwood species boasts unique features and grain patterns, as well as varying hardness levels.
Choose your hardwood species carefully. Our hardwood flooring experts can make recommendations based on your style, space, and budget.
We carry floors made from the following hardwood species:
- European Oak
- White Oak
- European White Oak
- Red Oak
- Red Maple
What’s the Difference Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood Flooring?
It's difficult, if not impossible, to tell hardwood and engineered hardwood apart. Don't be fooled: they're built quite differently.
- Solid hardwood flooring is made from solid wood planks. It's a traditional favorite for many and considered a worthwhile investment. Solid hardwood can be refinished repeatedly as the years march on, It does have some limitations though. Solid hardwood floors can't be used below grade, and are more sensitive to moisture and humidity. Careful attention to heating and air conditioning levels is needed.
- Engineered hardwood flooring, a more recent innovation, is manufactured flooring made from many layers of wood and resin. These planks are made to perform. They're denser, more forgiving, and can be used in areas off-limits to solid hardwood. Engineered hardwood floors can be used below grade and are generally sturdier, but certain types can't be refinished.
Where Can I Install Hardwood Flooring?
Hardwood should be avoided in the bathroom or a kitchen, unless you choose a waterproof engineered hardwood floor.
Careful climate control should be your goal if you long for solid hardwood flooring. If you have pets or small children, our experts will tell you to consider using an engineered hardwood floor.
Some of our favorite spots for hardwood floors include:
- Man Caves
- Finished Basements
- Home Offices
- Meeting Rooms
- Living Rooms
- Retail Stores
Should I Install My Own Hardwood Floors?
Unless you’re an experienced carpenter or woodworker, we don’t really recommend it!
Let’s face it: hardwood installation can be a very long and complicated process: one that can very soon go wrong if you don’t know what you’re doing. It’s very physical, requires certain tools, and plenty of spare time. Most of us will make mistakes.
Those mistakes can end up costing you a lot of money. Many product warranties and local building codes require professional flooring installation, so don’t risk being fined or not being covered by warranty down the road.
Need help installing your new hardwood floor? Our team can tackle hardwood installations of all scopes and sizes: just ask!
Shop Hardwood Flooring Near You in San Ramon, CA
Carpet One Floor & Home of San Ramon is an independent member of North America's most expansive flooring cooperative. We're here to help you manage all types of hardwood needs at an incredible value.
As cooperative members, we have the buying power of nearly a thousand other stores. As a locally-owned and operated small business, we offer personal, friendly services from friends and neighbors you can trust.
Explore some of our featured hardwood brands. Please visit us soon at 1985 San Ramon Valley Boulevard in San Ramon, CA, to check our latest hardwood displays or call us today to set up your FREE onsite project estimate.