Hardwood Flooring Guide
Choosing a new floor can be confusing, but that is why we have the flooring experts here at American Carpet One Floor & Home in Honolulu! Allow us to show you only the best and most trust hardwood flooring brands in the industry. You have the option to choose from solid or engineered, and from finished or unfinished, the combination possibilities are endless and we have the knowledge to help you choose the right hardwood flooring for your home!
Not all hardwood looks the same, and there are many different styles. There is modern and traditional hardwood flooring, as well as rustic hardwood flooring options that emphasize wood's natural character. The different styles of hardwood are characterized by features such as plank length and width, wood grains, color, shine, and even texture.
Our flooring professionals have an eye for design and can help you find the perfect hardwood style for your home.
Types of Wood
In addition to style, there are different types of wood flooring available. The different hardwood options include maple, cherry, oak, and birch, among others. Each wood option offers unique shades and character, and they also feature different strength levels and wear resistance. We also offer unique wood flooring options such as cork and bamboo flooring.
What is The Difference Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood?
Solid hardwood is, just as its name describes, one solid piece of wood from top to bottom. Solid hardwood performs best when installed above or on grade, and can even be sanded and refinished. Engineered hardwood floors are made of multiple real wood veneers whose grains run in different directions in order to increase stability. This allows the floors to resist expanding and contracting during weather changes. As your local hardwood experts, we recommend choosing engineered hardwood flooring because of our climate here in Hawaii. To learn more about why, visit our solid vs. engineered hardwood page.
Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?
Hardwood is a beautiful and popular flooring option, but is not well suited for every environment. The best places to install hardwood are in low traffic and moisture areas such as bedrooms and living rooms. Visit our hardwood installation page to learn more about where you can install hardwood in your home and why professional installation is important.
Our Hardwood Flooring Selection
At American Carpet One Floor & Home, we offer only the best hardwood brands in the industry. And, we offer premium services such as hardwood installation. We have styles of solid and hardwood flooring, so be sure to visit us in Honolulu, HI to shop our selection.
Since we're part of Carpet One, we have exclusive brands such as Rustic River™, Invincible™ Hardwood, and Voyager™.
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Solid vs. Engineered
Let us walk you through the differences between solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring!learn more