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Hardwood Guide

Authentic and organic, hardwood flooring is the ultimate in livable luxury and a longtime tradition. Hardwood flooring – once reserved for those in the highest income brackets- has certainly come a long way since its initial inceptions. Today’s hardwood flooring offers up options a much wider range of clients and settings, with two types of hardwood flooring now being offered to address wider needs. 

Hardwood flooring is a wonderful floor for many, but even with its modern modifications, it’s represents serious investment and commitment. Hardwood flooring needs special care and placement to keep in perfect form. It isn’t a great choice for moisture-prone environments, and can be expensive to repair, should accidents occur. 
Are you dreaming of perfect planks in your home or office? You’re certainly not alone! Here are the basics on hardwood flooring and how to make the right choice for your unique space. 


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.

Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Hardwood 

Solid hardwood flooring is just that- wooden flooring planks made from solid wood. Solid hardwood is true to its original flooring form, and can last for decades if properly nurtured. Do you foresee frequent décor revamps in your future? You might be thrilled, then, to hear that solid hardwood can be refinished over and over again. 

Engineered hardwood flooring is also made entirely of wood, but is manufactured to include a careful composition of layers, a clear and protective outer surface, and a core that keeps beauty in and wetness out. Engineered hardwood is hardwood that’s reinvented. It can be installed below grade and generally tends to be less pricey. 

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Hardwood Species 

There are lots of different tree species that are used to create flooring, making it a cinch to compose a look that’s creative and customizable. There are traditional flooring woods, such as pine and oak, readily available, as well as more exotic variations, such as acacia and black cherry. Which one will you choose? There are truly no wrong choices- however; our expert flooring representatives are always on hand to answer all your most pressing flooring questions. 

Our Hardwood Flooring Selection

At Sunflower Carpet One Floor & Home you will discover one of the area’s most complete collections of fine hardwood flooring, with our current inventory including products by Rustic River, Shaw, Mohawk, and Armstrong. When it comes to matching clients with their perfect floor, it’s hard to top Sunflower Carpet One. As part of the nation’s most expansive cooperative of privately owned flooring stores, we carry the buying power of a thousand vendors. Visit us soon and discover a wondrous world of hardwood traditions. We can make your experience a pleasant one- from initial browsing all the way through your flooring installation.


  1. Rustic River hardwood

    Rustic River emphasizes wood's natural character.

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  2. Invincible Hardwood

    Invincible Hardwood offers premium durability.

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  3. Voyager wood flooring

    Voyager offers bamboo and cork flooring.

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Hardwood Flooring Inspiration

And now for something completely different: check out some of the amazing hardwood designs, courtesy of our professional interiors team.

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Solid and Engineered Hardwood

Learn more about solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. We'll help you make the right choice.

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How to Care for Hardwood

Caring for your hardwood flooring can easily become part of your weekly routine. Here are some simply steps to ensure a long life for your floor.

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