Hardwood Info in Saratoga Springs, Malta, Clifton Park, Wilton and Surrounding Areas
Carpetland Offers Hardwood Floors for Every Taste and Lifestyle
Serving customers in Saratoga Springs, Malta, Clifton Park and Wilton for over 67 years, Carpetland’s unmatched selection and knowledgeable customer service creates a difference when it comes to making a hardwood flooring investment in your home.
In the last 20 years, hardwood flooring selections have been transformed. Previously, you would select unfinished, unstained hardwood – oak, cherry, walnut, etc. The unfinished hardwood would be installed, stained and a finish applied – maybe wax, or serial coats of polyurethane applied.
Modern hardwood floor options
Today, you have a huge selection of prefinished hardwood flooring options. The hardwood can be solid or engineered – a thick hardwood veneer topping multiple layers of wood set cross-grain this provides a more stable product where humidity or temperature swings are a concern.
Typically, prefinished hardwoods are protected by an aluminum oxide infuse polyurethane that is cured under UV light. This type of finish, and all the manufacturers’ proprietary permutations, is harder wearing and longer lasting than a finish applied during installation.
Benefits of prefinished hardwood floors
In addition to the tough as nails finish applied to prefinished hardwood floors, you will find:
What you see is what you get – no more guessing how a stain is going to look
Texture – no longer a two-dimensional surface, hardwood textures as a depth and atmosphere to the space
Patterns – manufacturers offer lines that work together to create floor patterns, like herringbone, previously available as a custom installation
Variety of widths – from narrow strips to wide plank
Hardwood floor textures
Previously, the ultimate finish for a hardwood floor was level and glassy, like ice. Advances in the manufacturing process permit a wide range of dimensional textures that can present elegant, country and industrial profiles.
Carpetland offers Hallmark, Somerset, Mullican and Anderson brands, all made in the U.S.A. with the classic and new textures including smooth, handscraped, distressed and wirebrushed.