Are you the proud owner of a sturdy old farmhouse, passed down through the generations? How about a massive mansion you fully intend to pass onto your children? No matter the type, homes that have stood or will stand the test of time are deserving of respect and care. If they’re old, they’ve served countless families over the years. If they’re young, but have a big future ahead of them, they’re sure to serve several families, provided you and those following take care of it. Though your home is an inanimate structure, you must admit that that’s certainly an admirable purpose!
One way that homeowners can support their heirloom homes is to periodically opt for new flooring. But what type should you choose? Heirloom homes can vary when it comes to style, climate, and humidity levels. Certainly there isn’t a single type of flooring that works well for them all—or is there?
While we at E Hardwoods & Flooring understand that every heirloom home is an individual, one flooring type stands out above all others as a great fit.
Solid hardwood flooring, as its name implies, is flooring made of sturdy, 100% wood, unlike engineered hardwood flooring, which is made of a partial wood composite. Common types of hardwood include maplewood, oakwood, and hickory, each with their own colors and properties—yes, every type of hardwood flooring is different, just like every heirloom home is!
While this may be true, there are a few reasons why the broad category of flooring serves this broad category of real estate so well.
Don’t know where to look for your solid hardwood flooring? Our expansive online stock is a great place to start! Peruse our massive selection of flooring types here, or contact us at 651-401-4500.