Wood FlooringStyle and strength from wood flooring
Wood flooring, because of its natural appearance, is a popular choice in homes and other residences. Nothing can truly replicate the character and personality that come with a new wood floor. McDonald Carpet One offers a wide selection of wood flooring options, including hardwood, bamboo, and cork. Be sure to visit our Boulder, CO store to make the right choice!
Hardwood flooring is certainly the most popular and the most time-tested wood flooring option. Click here to learn more about hardwood.
For unique looks, take a look at bamboo flooring. Bamboo offers sophisticated patterns of dark bands and nodules, and these patterns truly set bamboo apart from hardwood. Also, bamboo features a natural blonde hue, so it tends to be lighter than hardwood.
Bamboo flooring is significantly harder than hardwood. In fact, it dents less on impacts compared to hardwood, and it also expands and contracts 50% less in humid settings. The extra strength and dimensional stability mean that bamboo is a great option for heavy traffic areas, but, like hardwood, bamboo is not suitable for kitchens and bathrooms.
Cork flooring has been around for centuries, but it recently has become popular in residential settings. Cork features a special cell structure, so, compared to hardwood and bamboo, it is rather flexible. Given this flexibility, cork is soft and warm underfoot. At the same time, cork has elastic properties, so most indents will either fully or partially recover.
Cork is the most environmentally-friendly wood flooring option because it is only made from the bark of the cork oak tree. The rest of the tree remains unharmed and therefore will continue to grow.