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Hardwood Flooring Guide

About Hardwood Flooring Guide

Choosing a new floor for your home can sometimes be overwhelming with all of the different options. One flooring type, in particular, has its way of standing out from the crowd, and that is hardwood! It adds a simple and natural appearance to your home that no other floor can perfectly replicate. As your local flooring retailer and hardwood expert, McLean’s Flooring offers a great selection of high-quality styles and brands. Our flooring professionals are your local hardwood experts and are here to help you find the best hardwood floor for your home. We offer hardwood in a variety of styles, colours, planks sizes and more. Hardwood flooring not only adds real estate value to your home but is also easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting when cared for.



Solid vs. Engineered Hardwood

As we mentioned before, there are a lot of different flooring types that you can choose from. In the case of hardwood, there are two main constructions that you can choose, including solid and engineered. Both are made from 100% real wood, and unlike laminate or luxury vinyl planks, they each father their own unique character with no repeating patterns.


Solid hardwood flooring is considered the more traditional option because of its uniform and simple construction. It can be refinished over time to extend its life in your home too. These planks are susceptible to moisture, however, and should always be kept dry and away from humidity.


Engineered hardwood planks are made from 100% natural wood veneers that are laid crisscross and pressed together. This counteracts wood's natural tendency to expand, so engineered planks are more stable than solid planks. Engineered hardwood can handle small amounts of moisture and humidity compared to solid planks.



Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?

Hardwood flooring is best installed in areas of your home where there is a small amount of moisture. We recommend our customers avoid installing hardwood in bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements. The best areas around your home to install hardwood in would be bedrooms, living rooms, home offices, and even in areas like hallways, stairs, and children’s playrooms. If you choose a more durable hardwood type, you have the option to install it in high traffic areas of your home like in entryways and on stairs.



Our Hardwood Selection

We offer many different hardwood options as part of our selection. We even have other types of wood flooring such as cork flooring. As your locally owned and operated flooring store, McLean’s Flooring is a member of the Carpet One cooperative. This gives us the buying power of 1,000 stores for us to compete against the big box stores. We offer Carpet One Floor & Home exclusive brands including Rustic River™ Hardwood and Nature's Walk.


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Types of Hardwood

Not all hardwood flooring is the same. Our selection includes different options, such as solid and engineered planks. Follow the link below to learn more.



How to Care For Hardwood

Caring for your hardwood floor properly can help to make your floors last the life of your home while maintain their good as new looks.



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