Hardwood Flooring in Stuart, FL
Hardwood flooring offers an understated character and beauty that remains timeless. And with today’s advances in engineered and natural hardwoods, these floors remain a favorite among homeowners and interior designers. If you desire a floor designed to look beautiful for decades, hardwoods may be a good option for you! Not sure where to start? Here at Ramey Floor & Home of Stuart, FL, our flooring experts can help you decide on the best option for your space.
There’s a hardwood style for everyone. Here are some guidelines to help kickstart your search.
Why Choose Hardwood Flooring?
Today’s wood floor planks are milled & finished using the latest techniques. This results in lower maintenance than wood floors produced in years past.
Benefits of Hardwood Floors
- ROI: Adding hardwoods will also add value to your home!
- Design: Hardwoods can be refinished multiple times to keep up with the newest trends, and they look timeless in any interior design.
- Health Benefits: Hardwoods are considered hypoallergenic and they are a great flooring option for those with allergies.
What Are Your Hardwood Options?
Here at Ramey Floor & Home, we offer a wide range of hardwood flooring styles to fit your needs. If you’re unsure which hardwood floor works best for you, don’t worry! We can help you decide on the species, plank width, and finish to suit your preference. Check out some of our hardwood options below.
- Glossy, smooth planks
- Weathered, wide planks
- Traditional light planks
- Custom layout options
- White Oak
- Red Oak
- Sustainable wood species, e.g., Cork, Bamboo
- Cherry, and more!
- Du Chateau, and more!
Hardwood vs. Humidity
Refinishing and sealing your hardwood floors can remove years of dents and scratches, leaving you with fresh and beautiful floors. And while scratches and dents may seem like your biggest issue to contend with, humidity can cause just as much damage. However, there are a few ways to maintain the health and beauty of your floors year-round.
Protect Your Hardwoods from FL Humidity
- Keep your windows closed during more humid seasons.
- Use a humidifier during dry seasons and a dehumidifier throughout humid seasons.
- Keep the relative humidity of your home between 30% to 50%.
- Choose Hardwood Floors That Last
- While solid hardwood floors will certainly add value to your home, they can come with the added worry of humidity and damage. That’s where Engineered and waterproof floors come in! Keep reading to learn more about these versatile flooring options.
Benefits of Engineered Hardwood
- Engineered hardwoods are made up of three to seven layers of real wood veneers that are laid with the grains going in opposite directions.
- This layered construction allows the wood to resist its natural tendency to expand or contract due to changes in moisture and adds stability.
- This stability helps engineered planks to stand up to moderately trafficked areas.
- Engineered planks can be installed on all levels of your home, even in finished basements.
Benefits of Waterproof Hardwood
- If you are concerned about moisture and humidity or you want hardwoods throughout your floor plan, waterproof flooring may be for you!
- Its SPC core is impervious to water, and the veneers are all sealed from all sides. Waterproof hardwood has a unique locking system that locks out leaks.
- Since the planks are made with SPC solid core, the hardwood will not cup, swell or crack when professionally installed and maintained.
- This engineered flooring can go where natural hardwoods can’t, including in kitchens and bathrooms!
Installing Your Hardwoods
When it comes to installing your hardwood floors, we always recommend a professional. That way, you can enjoy your floors without the stress of separating boards or future damage.
Your natural hardwood flooring can be installed in a variety of areas, including:
- Living Rooms
- Office Spaces
Most engineered (waterproof) hardwoods can be installed in the same areas, as well as:
- Finished Basements
Installations with Ramey Floor & Home
Here at Ramey Floor & Home, we offer professional installation services for hardwood, as well as other flooring options, including laminate, vinyl plank, tile, and carpet.
Prepare For Installation
- Your hardwood planks will need to be delivered to your home prior to install for acclimation.
- Any remaining or existing flooring will need to be removed and hauled away prior to install.
- Prepare your space for installation by removing all personal belongings, furniture, appliances, etc. Be sure to cover any existing furniture to protect it.
- Be sure to go over the exact method of installation with your flooring expert prior to install, e.g., glue down, floating, or staple.
- Remember to remove any trim work and baseboards, or use quarter round.
- Your subfloor will need to be inspected and prepared to ensure level and dry installation.
- Is your subfloor plywood or concrete? What is the moisture/PH level?
What To Expect - Day of Installation
Our installers are always courteous and professional when working with our customers.
Before Installation, your installer will:
- Introduce themselves and their assistant.
- Do a walk thru of the job site with you and discuss your work order prior to installation.
- Verify that your product is correct before installation.
- Clean and/or vacuum the subfloor and spray HealthinX prior to install.
After Installation, your installer will:
- Clean and vacuum your newly installed hardwood floor once completed.
- Do a walk-through of the entire installation site when finished.
- If applied, they will move furniture back to its preferred location.
- Call the Installation Dept. and/or Ramey showroom after one hour to collect the balance.
- Haul away any rip-out materials from the job site and thank you for your business!
Shop Hardwood Flooring Near You - Ramey Floor & Home
As a proud part of Carpet One Floor & Home, we are able to provide our customers with local service and a wide range of products at a price that fits every budget. We carry name brands you know and love, as well as a variety of flooring options, including carpeting, wood-look laminate, tile, luxury vinyl, and waterproof hardwood. Ready to get started on your home improvement project? Visit our local showroom, or browse our online hardwood selection today.