Hardwood flooring has been a staple in many residential homes for years now. Its natural durability and beautiful looks make it a popular choice when re-flooring a home. At Bloomington Carpet One Floor & Home, we carry only the best hardwood products and brands for our customers.
A quality hardwood floor can last for decades, improving your property's value. Here are a few guidelines to consider when choosing your hardwood floors.
From bright and airy birch to rich mahogany and Brazilian cherry, a wide variety of gorgeous hardwood species are available to choose from for your new flooring. Each features different characteristics, from hardwood colors to hardness levels.
Some hardwood species we sell include:
Our experts can walk you through our options and explain their benefits so you can make the best decision for your home. Keep in mind that not all hardwood species are available in your local Carpet One; Bloomington Carpet One does not currently carry or install Bamboo flooring.
In addition to the type of hardwood you choose, you can also pick from various styles. Modern wood floors are available in an assortment of looks, including glossy or matte finishes, different stains, weathered textures, grain patterns, and plank shapes. For example, you can choose a wide plank floor with beveled edges. You can also have a multi-color wood floor, which offers dimensional beauty that’s both unique and elevated.
Today’s hardwood flooring options are unbelievably durable, and performance orientated. However, you should still be aware of how your hardwood planks are impacted by humidity. Since wood is naturally porous, it absorbs moisture from the air and spills. This causes the planks to swell and potentially warp. Likewise, hardwood planks can become brittle and shrink during cold, windy, and snowy seasons, leading to gapping between the floorboards where dirt and debris can escape.
Protect your hardwoods from humidity year-round:
A key choice when you shop for your new wood floors is whether you want solid or engineered. Solid hardwood planks are just one piece of wood with a finished surface, whereas engineered hardwood products have multiple layers cross-pressed together. Both feature unique benefits that can enhance the functionality of your home.
Did you know? Many homeowners in Bloomington MN prefer our water-resistant and scratch-resistant engineered flooring options!
When properly cared for, hardwood floors can last a long time and are very easy to clean. They’re also an allergy-friendly choice for bedrooms and living rooms.
Since hardwood requires such specific installation knowledge, we recommend going with professionals to have your floors installed in your home. It is important to have a dry subfloor because hardwood naturally absorbs any moisture and can lead to damage. You can prepare for your professional installation by:
Our team of flooring experts can not only help you choose the best hardwood for your home but they can also guide you through the installation process. No matter your needs, we’ll work with you every step.
As your local hardwood floor store, we offer a comprehensive selection of the best hardwood brands and products. We also provide professional installation services. Our featured collections include Rustic River™, Invincible™ Hardwood, and Voyager™. At Bloomington Carpet One Floor & Home, we proudly offer hardwood flooring to Minnetonka and Eden Prairie. Visit our showroom today to learn more about our flooring products, installation services, and our product warranties!