Hardwood Flooring

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Hardwood Flooring

Hawaiian Carpet One Floor & Home is Maui’s expert when it comes to hardwood flooring. We carry a great selection of quality hardwood brands, including exclusive brands such as Invincible™ and Rustic River™. Is hardwood the best choice for your next home project? Let us help you make the right choice!

We know that choosing to install hardwood flooring in your home is an investment, which is why we are dedicated to helping you find the best floor for your home. Just like any other flooring, hardwood comes in a variety of options. You have the ability to choose from prefinished and unfinished floors, solid or engineered hardwood, and even the species of hardwood you want in your home. Continue on this page to learn more about hardwood flooring.

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.

What are the Different Types of 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. In addition to style, there are different types of wood flooring available. The different hardwood options include maple, cherry, oak, and birch, among others. Each wood option offers unique shades and character, and they also feature different strength levels and wear resistance.

We also offer other hardwood options including cork flooring.

Is Solid or Engineered Hardwood Better?

There are two types of hardwood available: solid and engineered. Solid hardwood is made from a single strip of real wood and nothing else. There is no special construction, so it’s definitely considered a more traditional wood flooring option. Solid hardwood planks, although they are not specially-constructed, are strong and thick enough for multiple refinishes. Whereas solid hardwood is made from a single strip of wood, engineered hardwood is made from multiple wood plies. These plies are layered in different directions to counteract wood’s natural ability to expand, so engineered hardwood is stronger and more stable than solid hardwood. As a result, engineered hardwood is suitable in areas with some moisture, including below ground areas such as basements. But, engineered hardwood cannot be refinished as many times as solid hardwood.

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Hardwood Finishes 

For extra shine and protection, hardwood floors are applied with finish. Finish protects the surface from scratches and scuffs, and many finishes are even strong enough to repel some spills and stains. At the same time, finish can add shine and color to the surface. Topical finishes are most popular, and they essentially form a transparent layer over the surface for protection. However, there are some finishes available that are actually absorbed into the wood planks for extra strength and long-lasting protection.

Where can Hardwood be Installed?

Hardwood is recommended for home settings where there isn't significant foot traffic and moisture. Popular spots for hardwood are bedrooms and living rooms. Since engineered hardwood feature a durable and stable construction, those planks can be installed in more trafficked areas like hallways, dining rooms, and children’s playrooms.

Our Hardwood Selection

We offer only the best hardwood brands in the industry. And, we offer premium services such as hardwood installation. Since we're part of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, we have exclusive brands such as Rustic River™, InvincibleHardwood, and Voyager™.

To learn more about hardwood flooring, visit our Kahului, HI store today!

  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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Why Should I Choose Hardwood?

Hardwood flooring offers style and performance advantages, so it continues to be a popular choice in homes. Hardwood adds value to your home that no other flooring option can.

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What are the Different Types of Hardwood?

Hardwood is available in several different options that can range in color, size, durability and more. Follow the link below to learn more about different types of hardwood including solid and engineered.

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