Hardwood Flooring

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Hardwood Guide

Offering universal style and luxury, hardwood flooring is a stunning addition to any home. Hardwood, which has long been prized for its enduring beauty, adds instant value to the home and can be incorporated into just about any décor scheme, from formal and traditional to casual and contemporary. Properly installed and sealed, your hardwood floor will endure for generations and will stay stunning with minimal daily upkeep.

When it comes to hardwood, we think there’s truly something for everyone. From traditional woods such as pine, oak, and maple, to exotic woods such as mahogany and acacia, options run a full gamut. All are available in various colors and finishes: whether you prefer a weathered look, or something more high gloss.

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 Styles

Just like you can choose your home décor, you can also choose the style of your hardwood. 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 experts and designers will help you choose the hardwood style that best fits into your overall home decor.

Solid vs Engineered Hardwood

Solid Hardwood - Available in both strips and planks, solid hardwood is comprised of a single piece of wood. A more traditional option, solid hardwood flooring contains no added materials and as a result, is strong and thick enough to be refinished multiple times.

Engineered Hardwood - While also made entire of wood, engineered hardwood is built from multiple layers and layered in different directions: this prevents the wood from expanding and contracting in humidity. Because of this, it’s more structurally stable than solid wood, and can be installed in places that are prone to moisture, including finished basements and bathrooms.

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Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?

Hardwood is recommended for areas in your home that see moderate foot traffic and little to no moisture. The most common areas hardwood is installed in include cool, dry areas of your home such as bedrooms, living rooms, and offices. Engineered hardwood can be installed almost anywhere in your home like in hallways, on stairs, and even in basements.

Our Hardwood Selection

As your local flooring experts, Carpet One Floor & Home of San Ramon is your one-stop source for both solid and engineered hardwood. We proudly serve San Ramon, Danville, Pleasanton, Livermore, Alamo, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Blackhawk, and the entire Tri Valley area. Among our featured hardwood brands are Kahrs, Provenza, MirageLauzonRustic River, Invincible, and Voyager.

  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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Types of Wood Flooring

Hardwood isn't the only wood flooring option. You can also choose bamboo flooring and cork flooring, both of which have unique appearances and durability advantages.

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Hardwood Maintenance

Hardwood flooring will last for a long time in your home as long as you probably maintain it. Be sure to check out our maintenance guide to learn how to keep your hardwood floors looking as good as new.

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