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Hardwood Flooring Guide

Natural hardwood flooring is a time-honored tradition for many. The favored floor for history buffs, hardwood is prized by traditionalists and those who enjoy the finer things in life.  Indeed, you can count on an instant transformation when hardwood flooring enters the picture. Hardwood flooring boasts natural grains and textures, and is inherently made- by Mother Nature, herself- to last.

That being said, hardwood flooring isn’t the best choice for every budget, space, or situation. If properly situated and tended to, hardwood flooring will stay beautiful for generations. However, hardwood flooring can be a poor decision if you live in a space that’s below grade, or if you’re looking for flooring to go around the bathroom.

Are you considering a purchase or installation of hardwood flooring? Here are some facts to help you make the right decision for you and your property.

Expert Advice - Hardwood Styles

Join our very own Jim Aaron, VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, for some information on the all the different looks and style available in hardwood floors.

Hardwood Species

Since many different tree species can be used to produce hardwood flooring, it is very easy to achieve a customized look.  Cork and bamboo woods are great options for those wishing to install flooring from a sustainable source, for instance while exotic woods like mahogany might more appeal to fans of indulgent décor. We offer many different wood species in our hardwood flooring inventory, making it easy to create a look that’s fully yours.

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Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

Solid hardwood flooring is exactly what it sounds like: flooring planks made using solid chunks of hardwood. Solid hardwood is truly hardwood in its original format and for that reason, is prized by fans of historic homes. If properly cared for, solid hardwood has incredible staying power and can be refinished over and over again as the years go on.

Engineered hardwood flooring is hardwood flooring made for the challenges of daily life. While composed entirely of wood, engineered hardwood is built in layers and has a watertight core, with a scratch-resistant outer surface.  Unlike solid hardwood, engineered hardwood flooring works well below grade, and can handle some moisture and humidity.

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Our Hardwood Flooring Selection

At Modern Carpet One Floor & Home, we carry one of the region’s most eclectic collections of fine hardwood flooring products. Helping each customer find flooring that’s their exact fit is truly our passion and as members of Carpet One Floor & Home, the nation’s largest co-op of independent flooring stores, we can call on the powers of over a thousand other vendors to make dreams come true.  Visit our showroom in Lanham and explore our hardwood flooring inventory.

  1. Rustic River hardwood
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    Rustic River emphasizes wood's natural character.

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  2. Invincible Hardwood
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    Invincible Hardwood offers premium durability.

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  3. Voyager wood flooring
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    Voyager offers bamboo and cork flooring.

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Hardwood Maintenance

If properly maintained, hardwood flooring can last for decades in your home. Learn about hardwood maintenance.

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