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Wood is a popular flooring choice for homeowners looking to create a warm and cozy feeling. This low-maintenance flooring option looks great in any room, including bedrooms, living rooms, game rooms, kitchens, basements, and dining rooms. Many homeowners even choose to install this versatile flooring option in their bathrooms. 

At Seconds & Surplus, we can help you update your home’s flooring without breaking the bank with our wide selection of wood flooring. But which type of wood flooring is right for your home?

Types of Wood Floors

When it comes to types of wood flooring, you have a few options to choose from. There are two main types of real hardwood flooring and several wood-look flooring options that can give you the appearance of real wood floors without the higher price tag. Each type of wood flooring has a unique manufacturing process and unique characteristics. 

Solid Wood Flooring

Solid hardwood flooring is what most people think of when they think about wood flooring. It is made from 100% solid wood, with each plank being made from a single piece of wood. 

This flooring is available in a wide range of wood types, including red oak, mahogany, birch, and maple. Since this type of flooring can be sanded and refinished many times, solid wood floors are known for lasting anywhere from 25 to 100 years or more. 

Engineered Wood Flooring 

Rather than being made from a single piece of wood, engineered wood flooring planks are made from several layers of wood that are laminated together. It is less prone to expanding and contracting with changes in humidity and temperature, making it a particularly good option for homes in humid areas. 

Engineered wood flooring tends to be more budget-friendly than solid wood without sacrificing quality or durability. This type of wood flooring is a great investment for your home and can last for over 30 years. 

Wood-Look Flooring

At Seconds & Surplus, we strive to meet every budget. If engineered wood flooring is still out of your price range, you’re not out of luck. Wood-look vinyl, tile, and laminate flooring can give you the same warm look at a lower price point. 

Benefits of Wood Flooring 

Real hardwood floors come with several benefits that make them a crucial fixture for many homeowners. 

Durability and Longevity

Wood flooring is able to withstand heavy foot traffic and round-the-clock use on a daily basis without becoming compromised. This makes it one of the most durable flooring options available and a great choice for families with small kids or pets. A well-maintained wood floor will last for decades. 

Unbeatable Natural Beauty

For many homeowners, the biggest benefit of hardwood flooring is its unique natural beauty. No other flooring option adds the same kind of warmth and character as hardwood flooring. At Seconds & Surplus, we carry a wide variety of wood grain patterns and colors to complement every design style and enhance any room. 

Low Maintenance

Wood flooring is relatively low-maintenance compared to other flooring options such as carpeting. Although occasional refinishing may be needed, hardwood floors are easier to care for day to day. Regular sweeping, dusting, and mopping are enough to keep it looking great. 

For families with rowdy pets and kids, wood flooring also makes it easier to clean up spills and accidents without worrying about stains or lingering odors. 

Improved Indoor Air Quality

If you or someone in your family has allergies, switching to wood floors may help you find a little relief. 

Many homeowners don’t realize that carpets can trap dust and allergens within your home. This negatively impacts your home’s indoor air quality and may irritate your allergies. Installing wood floors can improve indoor air quality and help you breathe easier. 

Hardwood Style Considerations

When choosing wood for your next flooring project, it’s important to consider three things. 

  1. Wood species
  2. Wood finish 
  3. Plank width 

All of these factors will greatly impact the look and feel of your floor. For example, a glossy finish will enhance the natural beauty of the wood, while a matte finish will give it a more subtle, understated look. Additionally, wide planks tend to create a rustic, open feel, while narrow planks can create a more formal, traditional look. 

Shop Wood Flooring Online or In-Person 

At Seconds & Surplus, all of our wood flooring for sale is available for in-person pickup and nationwide shipping. So no matter where you are, you can stock up on high-quality wood for flooring by exploring our online selection today.