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Hardwood Floors in Gainesville, FL

Hardwood flooring adds unique character and natural charm to any setting, and it can increase your property value. if you’re looking to add a new, high-quality floor to your home, come check out our hardwood flooring inventory and hardwood installation options.


Searching for high-end flooring that’s equipped to oversee our humid climate without warping or shrinking? We have the best engineered hardwood flooring selection at Carpet One Floor & Home of Gainesville, FL. As your local flooring store, we’re your friends and neighbors- we have firsthand knowledge of regional trends and climate patterns.


Want to learn more about your local hardwood flooring options? Here are all the things you need to know.




Best Hardwood Flooring Styles

Hardwood floors come in a vast range of distinctive styles.


Each hardwood plank has its own colors, grain patterns, and hardness levels. Additionally, your floors are distinguished by various unique features, including:





What’s currently trending in the world of hardwood flooring? Well, we’ve found that dark wood floors with hand-scraped, weathered textures that give the floor a reclaimed look are popular. We also have clients interested in lighter wood floors with smooth grain patterns and glossy finishes.



What Kinds of Woods are Used in Hardwood Floors?


Our hardwood flooring selection represents the world’s forests.


Hardwood flooring can be made using a very eclectic variety of domestic and exotic tree species. Its important, however, to bear in mind that each hardwood species has varying levels of hardness.


Use a helpful tool like the Janka Hardness Scale to determine which hardness level is necessary for your upcoming installation, or ask our experts for a little guidance. You can choose from a variety of wood species, including flooring made using:





What Is Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

Hardwood flooring is available in solid and engineered constructions.







For our Florida region and climate, engineered hardwood flooring is clearly the winner, here.  Engineered hardwood floors are more dimensionally stable and resist swelling and shrinking in humid environments.


It is therefore no surprise that engineered hardwood now makes up about 40% of our new hardwood flooring installations.


Where to Install Your Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring has some very specific installation requirements and should always be handled with care.


For solid hardwood flooring, this means always installing it either on or above grade. For engineered hardwood flooring, a bit more flexibility is afforded. It can be used below grade.



All hardwood flooring should be avoided in laundry rooms or bathrooms and should be used in dry, climate-controlled, and quieter rooms that aren’t prone to excessive humidity.



Can I Install My Own Hardwood Floor?

Don’t even think of it! It’s simply a very bad idea.


While it’s tempting to cut costs and attempt a DIY installation, it will most likely end up costing you dearly as time passes. Your planks won’t perform well, you’ll likely make errors that go unnoticed until it’s too late. Professional flooring installation is almost ALWAYS your best bet when it comes to hardwood flooring.


If properly situated, installed, and maintained, your hardwood flooring investment will certainly pay off with ongoing value added to your property and decades of enjoyment on the horizon.


Where Can I Find the Best Hardwood Flooring in Gainesville, Florida?

When you want the best flooring and need it right now, visit Carpet One Floor & Home of Gainesville, FL.  As members of the world’s leading independent flooring cooperative, we’re here to support you throughout every flooring journey.


With our unmatched purchasing power spanning hundreds of other “mom and pop” flooring stores, we carry some of the best hardwood flooring brands in the business, including selections made by:




Are you dreaming of beautiful new hardwood flooring? We encourage you to come visit our flooring store today, located at 227 Northwest 23rd Avenue in Gainesville, Florida, or call us soon to set up a free hardwood flooring estimate with our experts.



We proudly provide hardwood flooring and hardwood installation services to residential and commercial clients throughout Gainesville, Newberry, Williston, and surrounding areas.

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