If you’re thinking about hardwood flooring for your Carrollton home, look no further than your own backyard! Well all right, not literally, but at Floor Coverings International NW Dallas, we offer a variety of domestically sourced hardwood flooring options to meet your home design goals. Read on to learn about three of our most popular American hardwoods.
Abundant, homegrown oak might be the epitome of American hardwood. Oak is a breeze to sand and stain, making it very easy to refinish. On its own, oak has a classic look, and it fits well with many décor styles. White oak is golden in tone with attractive mineral streaks. Red oak has a pink hue with distinctive graining.
Oak flooring is a great choice for high-traffic homes because its strong graining and streaking will hide scratches and dents as they occur over the years. Since oak is so easy to refinish, you also have the design flexibility to try a dramatic color change a few years down the line. Simply sand and restain.
If your home sometimes feels like a busy train station packed full of pets and loved ones, a durable hickory floor might be just the ticket for you. Hickory is among the hardest species of American hardwood making it very durable. Like oak, hickory has a strong and distinctive grain, which will help hide scuffs and scrapes. Hickory hardwood also contains lots of color variation giving it a decidedly rustic look. If you love the rustic style for your home, than hickory is a great design choice.
Although it’s sometimes sourced from Canada, maple is typically considered an American hardwood. Maple is a touch darker than oak, and a little less dense. It’s a gorgeous wood with a more modern feel than either hickory or oak. If modern describes your design goals, than maple is a great choice for your home.
Maple is a closed-grain wood so it does not take stain well. Attempts to stain maple often turn out blotchy, so it’s a good thing that this hardwood is so naturally attractive! The most expensive grade of maple is clear maple, which is the lightest and most even in color. Less expensive grades of maple will have more color variation and knotting, but you may find these details to be charming in their own right.
Are you ready to learn more about American hardwood for your Carrollton home? Contact Floor Coverings International NW Dallas today. Our flooring experts are proud to offer free, in-home, consultations to help you achieve your flooring needs. Now serving Carrollton, Irving and the surrounding areas.