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About Hardwood

If you are looking for a floor with natural beauty and durability, then hardwood flooring may be for you. At FDW Carpet One Floor & Home in Crystal Lake, we carry only the best hardwood brands and products for our customers to choose from. No other flooring option is as timeless and attractive as hardwood. Our flooring professionals are your hardwood experts and can help you find the best hardwood floor for your home.

Hardwood may require an initial investment, but the added benefits speak for themselves. Hardwood is a long lasting flooring option when properly taken care of. It even adds real estate value to your home. We can help you find the right type of hardwood flooring for your home based on your needs, your personal style, and your lifestyle.

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

Hardwood has never been a one-size-fits-all type of floor and is available in several different styles. 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.

Types of Wood

Hardwood is also available in different types of wood. 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 levels of durability and wear resistance. We also offer more unique options such as cork and bamboo, which can give the interior of your home an exotic look.

What Is The Difference Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood?

Solid hardwood is one solid piece of wood from top to bottom. On average you can choose from ¾” or 5/16”, but the thickness can vary. Solid hardwood performs best when installed above or on grade. Solid hardwood can also be refinished to extend its lifetime in your home. Engineered hardwood floors are made of multiple real wood veneers whose grains run in different directions in order to increase stability. This allows the floors to resist expanding and contracting during weather changes. Engineered hardwood too can be refinished.

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Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?

Popular spots for hardwood are bedrooms and living rooms. Solid hardwood is limited to being installed in on or above level rooms of your home. Engineered hardwood, however, can be installed on all levels of your home including in a finished basement. It can also handle moderate foot traffic and can be installed in hallways and entryways. Be sure to never install hardwood in places like bathrooms or laundry rooms which can cause significant moisture damage.

Our Hardwood Flooring Selection

We offer only the best hardwood brands in the industry. And, we offer premium services such as hardwood installation. We have styles of solid and hardwood flooring, so be sure to visit us in Crystal Lake, IL to shop our selection. Since we are a member of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, we have exclusive brands such as Rustic River™, Invincible™ Hardwood, 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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Learn more about the difference between solid and engineered hardwood, as well as some information about hardwood installation. 

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Take a look at some of the brands of hardwood we carry in our showroom and learn about what they can do for your home. 

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There is a wide variety of options to choose from when it comes to hardwood flooring. We give you some idea and tips about what would look best in your home. 

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