All about hardwood
Hardwood flooring is loved for its natural elegance and unique texturing. Learn more about the different styles available!
- Color: Wood naturally ranges from light to intensely dark, covering every shade in between. Lighter floors are popular in more modern and contemporary designs, while you’ll often find darker floors in more rustic or traditional homes.
- Character: Grain variations are naturally present in hardwood, giving every plank a unique personality. Dramatic graining gives the impression of a rustic atmosphere, while more subdued or moderate variations are typical of traditional designs. Very subtle graining patterns, on the other hand, work well in contemporary spaces.
- Construction: You have two basic choices when it comes to hardwood construction: solid or engineered wood. Solid is made from a single piece of wood and is designed to last for many years, able to be sanded and refinished multiple times. Engineered hardwood is a layered product built to withstand higher humidity levels and go where traditional solid hardwood can’t, such as below grade in basements.
- Finish: You’ll find additional variations with gloss, luster, and scraping. Wire-brushed is one popular finish type. You can ask your McGrew’s Flooring & More sales representative to show you examples of each type of finish.
DISCOVER YOUR STYLE!
Want new hardwood but not sure where to begin? View our gallery of rooms featuring some of the many styles we have to offer here at McGrew’s Flooring & More. Once you’ve found some ideas you like, get an in-store or at-home design consultation and narrow down the perfect hardwood style for your next project!
KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT
We help you every step of the way after you’ve selected your new hardwood flooring. We do it all, from professional in-home measurements to flooring removal to expert installations. We guarantee a lasting, beautiful floor that will exceed your expectations!
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR NEW HARDWOOD FLOORS
Hardwood Care & Maintenance
To protect your lustrous hardwood flooring and preserve its gleaming beauty, there are a few simple steps you need to take. Read our guide for cleaning techniques and preventative maintenance tips.