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Learn about Hardwood Flooring
Hawaiian Carpet One 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!
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.
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.
To learn more about hardwood flooring, visit our Kahului, HI store today!
We also offer other wood flooring options such as cork flooring. Visit our cork flooring page.