Hardwood Flooring in Portland, Oregon
Whether solid or engineered, real hardwood flooring offers a traditional, timeless look or a fresh, modern feel and has been the “go-to” floor for generations. Hardwood flooring has stood the test of time in historic homes, elegant mansions, vintage cottages, and mid-century modern homes.
Hardwood flooring is a superb investment in your home’s value. With its natural beauty, hardwood flooring creates a rich and elegant feel to your home that can last for generations. Naturally durable and tough, hardwoods are a great investment, increasing both home appeal for you and market value when you want to sell your home. As a timeless extension of your home’s charm and warmth, hardwood never goes out of style.
Types of Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood flooring is versatile and can be used in many rooms of your home, blending with almost any architectural style..
Solid vs Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Both solid and engineered hardwood flooring are real wood. Engineered hardwood construction, is a hybrid of a premium hardwood surface layer, bonded to high-quality plywood or softwood layers, and is almost always prefinished. This type of construction offers stability, particularly in the popular wide plank styles. It can be installed in many different situations, avoids the process of sanding and finishing on-site, and uses our natural resources wisely. Some versions of engineered hardwoods offer the same thick wear layer found on solid wood flooring.
Oak hardwood is the most popular choice of wood flooring. Particularly white oak, known for its durability, resilience & versatility. White Oak looks lovely in natural tones, takes stain beautifully, responds well to surface techniques such as wire brushing, and can come in wide widths, primarily in engineered construction. Both Red & White Oak are sturdy hardwoods that hold up well in traffic areas including kitchens where hardwoods are appropriate.
Maple’s light color and durability makes it a popular choice for families. As one of the hardest woods available it stands up to kids and pets with style. Maple’s buttery tones look beautiful in their natural state but also can be stained to compliment your interior design. Maple flooring can be quite rustic and dramatic when a character grade is used..
Hickory hardwood flooring is the hardest North American wood species making it durable and long-lasting. It comes in an array of hues – from coffee, caramel, auburn, or cinnamon – and does well in humid climates. Because hickory has a unique, active grain pattern & color range it is good for homeowners looking to add an antique or rustic touch to their home.
As one of the most versatile and colorful types of hardwood, acacia is a common group of tree and shrub species that grows in Australia, Africa, some parts of Asia, North America, and the Pacific Islands. The acacia is a large species group of over 1,200 types of trees and many are resistant to mold and water. Because of the large variety, acacia offers diverse wood colors ranging from light honey tones to rich mahogany browns. Harder than oak or maple, acacia comes in stunning patterns that give character and a touch of the eclectic to homes.
Walnut is a soft hardwood that is known for its rich purple-y brown color and dark swirling grains. Walnut is most often seen in stunning furniture and cabinetry, however, it also makes a beautiful hardwood floor option. It is important to place walnut hardwood flooring in rooms where there isn’t heavy traffic because it does scratch more easily than other hardwoods, such as oak. For rooms with year-round sun walnut’s low photosensitivity is a good choice.
Classic bamboo flooring creates a modern clean look in a light natural tone or rich caramelized tone. Bamboo flooring is harder than oak and comes prefinished with a high-grade multi-step finish. Inspired strand style bamboo, wire brushed, or in a wide range of tones from vanilla to dark grey are now available as well. Luxurious long lengths make transitioning from one room to another seamless.
With so many woods and brands to choose from, including Kahrs, Kentwood, Mercier, Hermitage Collection, Mediterranean Collection, Somerset, Teragren, Bravada, Opus, Artistry Hardwood and Crestwood Flooring Classique Floors + Tile is ready to help you find your perfect hardwood floor.
How to Select Hardwood Flooring
When thinking about your space, select a wood floor that complements the architecture of your space, your aesthetic, and your lifestyle. Do you have pets and kids? Consider what types of wood tones, color, and appearance you want your room to have. Do you want it light or dark? Rustic or calm?
There are also a variety of widths to consider. For traditional interiors, narrower wood flooring widths reflect what was most often installed. Wide planks look good in large spaces like great rooms, giving it an open, airy feel. You can also get creative with patterns like herringbone or chevron that are gorgeous options for almost any wood floor.
How It Works
Our design experts at Classique Floors + Tile will walk you through the many styles, colors, and finishes of our hardwood flooring brands to create your ideal space:
- Explore the possibilities
- Select the colors for the look you want
- Assess the project in your home
- Order all materials
- Manage installation
Classique Floors + Tile also:
- Sands and finishes existing hardwoods
- Add a room by feathering in new flooring then sanding and refinishing the entire area
Finding the right hardwood floor can be overwhelming but our experts will help you find the right kind of flooring for you. A selection of construction options are available in a variety of preferences and price ranges. Talk with a hardwood flooring professional at Classique today!