Domestic species are harvested in North America and are warm and more traditional. Exotics come from locations like Indonesia and Brazil and are ultra-hard, darker, and dramatic. Not all hardwoods have the same toughness, so your durability needs will help in that decision. Your preference for knots and raised grains or need for something more "quiet" will also help you decide.
The most popular woods are white and red oak, hickory, maple, walnut, and cherry. But you aren't limited to those choices, and we will show a myriad of options. Wider planks are trending right now; however, if it's for a small room, you may prefer narrow, which has a more contemporary feeling.
The solid wood floor installation requires special skills because it's a tongue and groove, then nailed-down. Engineered installation can be a floating floor where the pieces click together and hover over the existing subfloor. Visit the Al Barnes Carpets showroom to learn about our quality hardwood flooring, installations and to get your free quote. We're in Cedar Point, NC and service Cedar Point, NC, Cape Carteret, NC, Emerald Isle, NC, Swansboro, NC, Newport, NC and Indian Beach, NC.