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Which wood floor is right for you?

Published: August 28, 2014

Wood flooring is now available in more choices than ever before. Yes, solid hardwood is still a beautiful choice seen in many homes. However, people in Indianapolis are discovering the versatility and choices available in laminate wood, bamboo and cork flooring as well. 

How do you know which wood floor is right for your Indianapolis home? 

We’ve compiled a few key questions that will help you decide which wood floor variety is the best for you.

How will I use this wood floor? 

If it’s going in a high traffic area, you’ll want to look at harder species of hardwood such as oak. If you have pets or children that will be playing on the floor, you might want to consider laminate wood because it is more scratch resistant.

Can I use wood floors in my kitchen? Bathroom? Basement? 

This is a good question because each of these locations has the potential for moisture issues and if there’s one way to ruin a hardwood floor, it’s letting it get wet. Don’t worry! There are great options for wood flooring in your kitchen, bathroom and basement! You can go with properly sealed hardwoods. Natural woods like cork and bamboo also have moisture resistant qualities – and are very comfortable underfoot, a nice quality in a kitchen where you spend a lot of time on your feet. Laminate wood is water resistant and an easy way to get the look of wood without the moisture concerns. Learn more about picking wood floors for moisture-prone areas in our article about hardwood flooring for kitchens. 

Why are the prices of wood floors so different? 

Hardwood vs laminate. Bamboo vs solid hardwood. There are more choices than ever before in wood flooring – and that means more price points too. The good news? There really is a beautiful wood floor available for any budget. The bad news? Determining which type of wood floor is best for your home can be a little more confusing. Learn more about the prices of wood floors in our article: Understanding hardwood flooring prices. 

Need some help distinguishing between types of wood flooring? We have a brief description of each type of wood on our website to help you make an informed choice:

  • Hardwood Flooring: Traditional solid wood flooring in a variety of colors and finishes
  • Laminate: The look and feel of hardwood at a more affordable price
  • Bamboo: Created from quick-growing bamboo plants, many of the same qualities of hardwood with more sustainability and more moisture resistance
  • Cork: Another environmentally friendly option, made from recycled materials with a comfortable, durable wood-like feel

Why should I buy my wood flooring at Indianapolis store Kermans versus another company? 

Kermans is a family-run company with nearly a century in business focused on one thing – helping your family make your house a home. Our consultative approach to serving our customers contributes to our longstanding success and positive reputation in the business. Our designers are available to help you with your selections at no charge and our showroom offers the selection and pricing you need. When you are looking for hardwood floors in Indianapolis, Kermans is the place to be. Learn more about Kermans.

Central Indiana knows Kermans has a reputation for offering a wide variety of flooring at affordable pricing. Now is an excellent time to shop for area rugs at Kermans:

Kermans is proud to be Indianapolis’ best store for wood flooring. Stop by our showroom on the northside of Indianapolis and experience the difference shopping with a local, family-run company can make for your family.

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