A Hardwood Flooring Guide from Luna - Timeless Elegance

Hardwood is the real deal, and the real deal never goes out of style. Did you know home buyers are more likely to pay more for homes with hardwood installed than without? Solid planks, intricate grain patterns, and sophisticated looks give hardwood a truly timeless appeal. The finishing touch? It's easy to maintain and can last for generations. Reserve a FREE In-Home appointment and let a flooring professional from Luna help you find the wood look you’ll love!

What to Consider When Shopping for Hardwood

Luna wants you to love your floors, and that’s why we’re here: to help you find the perfect hardwood for your lifestyle and needs. Find out what you need to know about hardwood flooring – no risk of splinters here! Before you get started, ask yourself the following questions:

How do you use the room(s) where you want hardwood floors installed?
There are two types of hardwood flooring: solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. They each have their own unique strengths. If you're finishing your basement and/or have kids or pets, engineered hardwood is the way to go. For a natural, elegant aesthetic in your home office, consider solid hardwood. Let a professional from Luna help you determine what’s best for those rooms.

Which hardwood style is likely to influence the appearance of your home?
Hardwood floors offer a wide selection of styles depending on the look you're going for. Cherry and maple wood offer rich looks with reddish and light-colored stains. Hickory is great in rustic living rooms with its thick, hand-scraped textures and deep coloration. Oak provides the classic hardwood look and works in virtually any home. The looks hardwood can give your home are virtually endless. A flooring professional from Luna will show you many options to help you achieve the look you’re going for.

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Types of Hardwood Offered by Luna

Solid Hardwood

Solid hardwood comes in stains from light to dark as well as styles from traditional to a more modern look. One thing is for sure – solid hardwood is a reliable flooring choice for the long-term homeowner. In addition to timeless designs and rich textures, solid hardwood has an unwavering reputation of longevity and increased home values.

It's hard to argue with a 3/4" thick, solid piece of real wood. High-traffic hallways, dining rooms, and even living rooms are all welcome environments. Cut from a single strip, hardwood can be sanded and refinished to last for generations.

Engineered Hardwood

For as prolific and versatile as solid hardwood is, engineered hardwood goes a step further. Composed of three to five distinct layers of real veneered wood, this floor is built for maximum durability and can be installed in more areas of the home vs solid hardwood.

While solid hardwood offers authenticity and a single slab of wood, engineered hardwood has its own perks below the surface. It's less likely to expand in changing humidity and temperatures and can be installed below-grade, in basements or areas with concrete.

A high-density fiber core, several strips of real wood pressed together, and a protective finishing layer help engineered hardwood perform in ways that solid cannot. Resistant to spills, moisture, and scratching from pet claws, engineered hardwood is an excellent choice for homes seeking elegance without sacrificing a busy lifestyle.

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Shop Hardwood Flooring from Luna in Your Home

Convenient and Practical
Luna makes it easy to shop for hardwood flooring in the comfort of your home. A flooring professional from Luna will come to your home with a large selection of samples curated for your unique needs. They’ll measure your rooms, for FREE, and schedule installation on a day and time that fits your schedule. Qualified, professional installers will move your furniture, remove old floors, install your new floors, and clean up. All that remains is timeless hardwood from Luna you can enjoy for generations.

Your Time is Invaluable; Your Floor Should Be, Too
Hardwood flooring is an investment. Consider how you use the rooms it will be in before buying. With Luna, you have a chance to see many different species of both solid and engineered hardwood in the natural light of your home. Shopping at home is the perfect time to ask questions. You’ll be glad you did, especially with hardwood. After all, Luna wants you to love your new floors.

Know What Your Hardwood Will Cost
Shopping for hardwood from Luna means you can see prices up front. The costs of professional installation, padding or underlayment, transitions and thresholds, the hardwood itself, and cleanup after the project is complete are all included. Our wide selection of styles also means you can consider hardwood flooring that fits your budget. We also offer financing options for those who qualify.

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How to Care for Your Hardwood Flooring

Beautiful hardwood is timeless and always in style. And it requires minimal upkeep. Yours will go far if you closely follow all manufacturer recommendations and stay proactive. Cleaning and maintaining solid and/or engineered hardwood can be simple:
  • 1. Sweep up spills, crumbs, dust and dirt into piles. Use a vacuum without beater bars or mechanisms, which can scratch your floor. At least once a week is recommended.
  • 2. Address standing liquids immediately with a clean, non-abrasive material. The less water and/or solution used, the better.
  • 3. Hardwood is resilient, but not invincible. Avoid buffing machines, steel wool, scouring powder, and steam mops to help prevent surface abrasion and warping.
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Luna makes it easy for you to shop at home and find the right hardwood that will best fit your style tastes and needs.