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Hardwood Flooring in Bloomington, MN

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. 


Hardwood Species

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:

  • White Oak
  • Hickory
  • Red Maple

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.


Hardwood Styles

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.


How Does Humidity Affect Hardwood?

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:

  • You can use a hygrometer to help monitor your indoor humidity.
  • You can also condition our wood with a humidifier during drier months and use climate control or a dehumidifier during other times of the year.

Which Hardwood is Best, Solid or Engineered Flooring?

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.


  • Typically, solid hardwood planks come ¾” thick, but thicker options are available for high-traffic areas.
  • Since solid wood is a thicker material, you can refinish them multiple times.
  • On the other hand, engineered hardwood provides better moisture resistance because it’s less likely to warp with humidity and spill exposure.


Did you know? Many homeowners in Bloomington MN prefer our water-resistant and scratch-resistant engineered flooring options!


Where Can My Hardwood Flooring Be Installed?

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.


  • Solid hardwood planks are recommended for above-grade rooms that are dry and climate-controlled.
  • Engineered hardwood is more versatile. You can install it in basements and more moisture-prone areas like hallways.

Prepare for Hardwood Flooring Installation

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:


  • Removing the old flooring and prepping your subfloors.
  • Make sure your subfloor is dry and free of imperfections.

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.


Shop Hardwood Flooring Near You - Bloomington Carpet One

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!

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