Hardwood Flooring in Austin, TX from Floor King

How to Determine Authentic Hardwood Floors

In the pursuit of timeless elegance, discerning homeowners often seek the authenticity and durability of hardwood floors. But in a market flooded with imitations, how can you distinguish the genuine from the faux? Let us unravel this mystery for you.

Examining the Grain: Nature's Fingerprint

The first step in identifying authentic hardwood floors is to examine the grain pattern. Genuine hardwood boasts a natural, irregular grain that reflects the unique characteristics of the tree from which it was sourced. Look closely at the patterns - if you notice subtle variations and imperfections, chances are you're standing on real hardwood.

At Floor King, we showcase a diverse range of hardwood options, from the rich, intricate grain of oak to the subtle elegance of maple. Visit our showrooms to experience the beauty of hardwood up close and personal.

Feeling the Texture: Nature's Touch

Another telltale sign of authentic hardwood is its texture. Run your fingers across the surface of the floor - genuine hardwood will have a tactile warmth and depth that synthetic materials simply cannot replicate. You may even detect slight variations in texture, reflecting the natural growth rings of the tree.

Step into our showrooms at Floor King and immerse yourself in the sensory experience of authentic hardwood. Feel the smoothness of cherry or the rugged charm of hickory beneath your fingertips.

Inspecting the Edges: Precision Craftsmanship

The edges of hardwood planks offer valuable clues about their authenticity. Genuine hardwood floors typically feature micro-beveled edges, a hallmark of traditional craftsmanship. These subtle bevels create a seamless transition between planks while enhancing the visual depth of the floor.

At Floor King, we take pride in offering hardwood floors that marry timeless elegance with meticulous craftsmanship. Explore our collections to discover the precision and attention to detail that set authentic hardwood apart from the rest.

Consulting the Experts: Your Flooring Allies

When in doubt, trust the expertise of seasoned professionals. Our team at Floor King is here to guide you through the process of selecting and installing the perfect hardwood floors for your home. With decades of experience and a passion for excellence, we're committed to helping you bring your vision to life. Discover why generations of Texans have entrusted their homes to Floor King - where timeless elegance meets unmatched craftsmanship.