Experience elegance in your home with hardwood flooring

Welcome to C & R Flooring, where we pride ourselves on delivering both quality and local touch to homes throughout the area. Our wood flooring selections are tailored to highlight the beauty and charm of our region, providing homeowners with a rich foundation that reflects the very essence of New England. Dive into the world of hardwood flooring with us and discover what makes it a standout choice for your living space.

C & R Flooring is a region-specific company assuring the highest quality for your home.

While it’s easy to say I want an Oak floor. The reality is where do you want your oak to come from? At C & R we prefer to work with Northern Appalachian Oak, which assures us the cleanest most consistent look in the face of our products. The same holds true of our American Black Walnut we buy on the consistency of the product not volume of production. Lastly our European imports have been personally selected by our owner who specifically visited each of our European partners and tour their factories once again assuring the highest quality in milling and physical appearance. It’s simple, we do the research so you don’t have too.

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Prefinished vs. unfinished hardwood flooring

Understanding the differences between prefinished and unfinished hardwood flooring can be pivotal in making an informed decision. Here's a breakdown of the two:

  • Prefinished hardwood: This type of flooring comes factory-finished, meaning it has already been sanded, stained, and sealed. The benefits of prefinished wood floors include:
    1. Quicker installation: Since the finish is already applied, there's no need to wait for drying
    2. Consistent finish: Factory finishes are consistent and often come with a warranty.
    3. Less mess: Without the need for on-site sanding or finishing, the installation process is tidier.
  • Unfinished hardwood: As the name suggests, this flooring is installed in its raw state and then sanded, stained, and sealed on-site. The advantages of unfinished hardwood floors include:
    1. Customization: You have more freedom to choose the exact shade and finish you want.
    2. Seamlessness: Since it's finished post-installation, you get an even and smooth surface without board-to-board variations which are typically defined by a micro bevel in prefinished.
    3. Flexibility: It's ideal for matching existing flooring or when aiming for a specific, unique look.

Solid wood vs. engineered wood: what's the difference?

Solid wood vs. engineered wood: what's the difference?

  • Solid wood flooring: Solid wood floors are crafted from a single piece of timber and offer timeless beauty. They can be sanded and refinished multiple times, ensuring their charm lasts for decades. The natural grains and patterns in solid wood give each plank a unique character.
  • Engineered wood flooring: Composed of multiple layers, the top layer is real hardwood, made up of whatever species you have selected. Engineered wood provides the look and feel of solid wood but with added stability against moisture and temperature fluctuations.

It's an excellent choice for basements, over concrete subfloors or radiant heat, and areas with high humidity. The thing to remember about engineered flooring is how think is your top wear layer. C & R Flooring prefers 4mm or greater in a wear layer. While you might get a sanding out of a 3mm product, certainly stay away from anything less than 3mm or simply expect that you will not be sanding that floor in the future.

While both hardwood flooring options have their merits, your choice will depend on your home's specific needs and your personal preference.
Hardwood flooring in Westwood, MA from C & R Flooring

Benefits of hardwood floors

Hardwood flooring is more than just a visual delight; it comes packed with an array of benefits that cater to both aesthetics and functionality:

  1. Longevity: Wood floors, with proper care, can last a lifetime. Their resilience and ability to be refinished means they can remain a part of your home for generations.
  2. Health benefits: Unlike carpets that can trap dust and allergens, hardwood floors provide a cleaner living environment, which is especially beneficial for those with allergies.
  3. Home value: Installing hardwood flooring can significantly boost the value of your property. Potential buyers often see hardwood as a premium flooring option.
  4. Versatility in design: Hardwood flooring comes in various shades, grains, and styles, allowing homeowners to find the perfect match for their interior decor.

Elevate your space with high-quality wood floors

C&R Flooring has the expertise and selection to bring your vision to life. Explore our hardwood flooring range, learn from our experts, and trust our decades of experience to help you find the perfect foundation for your home. Hardwood flooring isn’t just an investment in your property; it's an investment in a lifestyle. Our showroom in Westwood, MA, serves all of Eastern Massachusetts from Worcester to Boston, the Cape & Islands, Southern Vermont, New Hampshire and the Rhode Island Coast including Jamestown and Newport. Call today for your free estimate and consultation!”