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Hardwood Floors in Florida  

Hardwood flooring is prized for its natural appearance, durability, and performance advantages- even in Florida’s balmy climate. Unlike other products, hardwood floors are made to last. It can usually be refinished multiple times and significantly increases property value, making it a long-term investment that's more than just looks.



At Flooring Options by Carpet One, we carry a hardwood flooring in all species, and styles: we offer professional flooring installations near you. Our experts in Sarasota, Largo, and Venice can discuss hardwood flooring’s advantages, from its inherent hypoallergenic properties to its lasting beauty.



Which Types of Wood are Used in Hardwood Floors?

One of the first decisions to make when you consider hardwood flooring options is which species you want.


Our most popular domestic hardwood species include:


  • Maple                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Oak                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Cherry                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Mahogany                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Hickory


We also carry exotic options, including eco-friendly choices like cork and bamboo. Different hardwood species have varying levels of scratch and moisture-resistance, and distinct hardness levels.


They also can subtly change shades as they age, and you'll find a wide range of grain patterns and textures.


How to Style Your Hardwood Floor

Beyond species, you’ll choose from an array of different hardwood styles.


This is defined by features such as:


  • Width
  • Length
  • Shine Level
  • Texture   
  • Grain Pattern
  • Colors
  • Shades                                                                                                                                                                           

For instance, rustic, farm-style hardwood floors are popular now, characterized by wide planks with weathered textures and matte finishes. We also have modern options like multi-color wood floors and smooth-grained natural oak floors.


Match hardwood flooring to your home and personal style, taking in factors like wall color, furniture, décor, countertops, and other elements for a beautiful overall design.


Is Engineered Hardwood “REAL” Hardwood Flooring?

Short answer: absolutely!


Constructed entirely of wooden veneers, your engineered hardwood floor has durable layers, which are pressed together to form resilient cross-grains. The likelihood of your hardwood floor expanding or contracting from humidity is low, making it a prime candidate for life in our region.


Your engineered hardwood floor boasts impressive stability. It fares fine with heavier foot traffic. Engineered hardwood looks like its solid counterpart. It can usually (but not always) be refinished repeatedly over its functional lifetime. Another bonus of engineered hardwood is that unlike solid hardwood, it can be installed below grade.


So, What Is Solid Hardwood Flooring?


The original form of hardwood flooring, solid hardwood is made from solid pieces of natural wood.


This simple construction brings elegant looks, emphasizing the beauty of diverse wood species. Solid hardwood floors bring status and ongoing value to your property. However, it does have its limits.


Solid hardwood planks are best suited for living rooms and bedrooms and cannot be installed below grade. It can sometimes be incompatible with environments prone to moisture and humidity. If properly situated and maintained, though, your solid hardwood floor can be eternally beautiful, since you can sand and refinish it throughout its life.


Where Can I Install Hardwood Floors?

Where you can install new hardwood floors depends on the type of product you choose. Prepare accordingly. 


  • Solid hardwood is recommended for dry, above-grade rooms. It's perfect for a wood floor living room or cozy hardwood floor bedroom.


  • Engineered hardwood is more versatile. You can install it below grade in basements, along with more moisture-prone areas like kitchens and mudrooms.


All hardwood floors are finished with ultra-durable protective coats for extra stain and moisture-resistance to give you further peace of mind.


We also carry 100% waterproof hardwood, which has a wood surface laminated to a vinyl sublayer and can be installed in kitchens and bathrooms without worry.


Professional flooring installation is highly recommended, regardless of which type of hardwood flooring you choose.


Find Hardwood Floors Near You at Flooring Options

Flooring Intentions by Carpet One is your local hardwood floor store, with a wide range of natural wood flooring options to choose from. You'll find a great selection of the best hardwood flooring brands on the market.


As members of Carpet One Floor & Home, the largest independent flooring cooperative, we hold tight to our local roots. Our team lives and works in the communities we serve, so you can count on us for incredible installations, services, financing, and warranties.


If you're interested in hardwood flooring, visit one of our locations in Sarasota, Largo, and Venice to view our hardwood flooring samples and talk with our experienced team.

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Which Hardwood Floor is Best For Me?

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