Hardwood Flooring in Spring, TX
If you need a floor that won’t fizzle out with the fleeting trends, it’s tough to top hardwood flooring. A perennial favorite for homeowners and businesses alike, it’s easy to understand why hardwood floors among our most popular product options. At Viking Carpet One Floor & Home we’re Greater Houston’s hardwood flooring experts and can help you meet your match.
In addition to the unique hardwood flooring colors and grain patterns each species offers.
Your new hardwood flooring represents a significant investment so it’s critical to avoid any hasty decisions. It’s not a simple question of choosing the right hardwood floor, but one that’s right for your home. Our showroom is rife with choices, including appealing options running the full gamut of domestic and exotic.
A timeless favorite among traditionalists, solid hardwood flooring is exactly that: a solid plank of wood from top to bottom. Available in varying thickness, solid wood planks can be refinished over again. Solid hardwood planks are milled directly from trees and hold true to the characteristics of the species of tree they are milled from. Solid hardwood is one of the most attractive flooring types, with other materials attempting to recreate it. However, it’s limited in where it can be installed. Limit solid hardwood to living rooms, bedrooms, and low-traffic areas.
More recently, engineered hardwood flooring has steadily emerged on the flooring market, appealing in its superior moisture-resistance and increased stability. Rather than a solid piece, each plank is made from layers of composite wood which prevents the floor from swelling in humid conditions. This is especially useful in our region, where it’s humid and wet year-round. Engineered hardwood floors are sturdier than solid hardwood and are recommended for living rooms, bedrooms, offices, and playrooms, and can also be installed on other levels of your home like basements and finished attics. You should consider engineered hardwood if you want genuine wood floors that are a bit more versatile than solid hardwood.
Having hardwood flooring installed by a professional means your job will be done on time and done right, so you’ll enjoy your floor for years to come. Before your installation begins, our sales experts will come to your home and perform a free in-home measurement. Moisture testing is a crucial step before installation to make sure your subfloors can manage hardwood flooring. A damp subfloor can cause damage to your hardwood over time if not evaluated. Your subfloor is also checked to make sure it is flat, clean, dry, and free of imperfections.
Our installers will leave a gap between the planks and the walls to allow the hardwood to naturally expand. There should be no gaps though between the planks themselves. Different hardwood options can be installed unusual ways. For example, solid hardwood should be nailed or glued down to the subfloor to ensure stability. Engineered hardwood, however, comes in floating floor options which click together and do not require any adhesives.
Refinishing hardwood flooring is a project that goes beyond the skill set of even the most determined DIY-er. The refinishing process can get complicated fast, since it involves multiple steps: sanding the top surface down to the bare wood, then applying a fresh coat of stain or paint to bring new life to an old floor. A coat of water-based or polyurethane finish completes this process. This process can add decades of functional use onto your floor and can also refresh your room’s appearance. We have the skills, tools, and expertise to fully restore your hardwood floors to their former glory or give your room an entirely fresh look.
We’re your local hardwood flooring store. As a locally owned-and-operated member of the world’s largest flooring cooperative, we carry an impressive inventory of both solid and engineered wood floors. You’ll always find low flooring prices when you shop with us, as well as sales on the best hardwood flooring brands. Stop by our Spring, Texas store today, and experience the hardwood difference; or browse our selection online.
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If properly maintained, hardwood flooring can last
decades, even the life of your home. Be sure to follow
our maintenance tips to keep your new floors beautiful.