About Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood Guide | Hardwood Brands

All About Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring has been around for hundreds of years due to its style and natural longevity. Hardwood flooring has a reputation to uphold, to look always look naturally beautiful and to add luxurious value to a home. At L&M Carpet One in Mechaniscville, VA, we carry only the best brands and quality products available to us. What that means for our customers is you have a large variety of options to choose from.

What are The Types of Hardwood?

Just like any other flooring, hardwood comes in an assortment of options. Choose from different species, finishes, and compositions that best resemble you and works with your lifestyle. Oak, Maple, and Hickory are among the most popular species in hardwood flooring for their durability and naturally beautiful coloring. You even have the ability to choose from finished and unfinished hardwood floors, which means you can either have the installer apply a finish in your home or purchase the floor pre-finished. Another important choice is if you want solid or engineered hardwood.

Which is Better: Solid or Engineered Hardwood?

Solid hardwood just as its name describes, one solid piece of wood from top to bottom. Thickness typically varies, but on average you can choose from ¾” or 5/16”. Solid hardwood preforms best when installed above or on grade, and can even be sanded and refinished multiple times during its lifetime. 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. One drawback is that these floors can only be refinished once or twice. They best perform installed in above, on and below grade so you can enjoy them on every level of your home!

shop solid hardwood flooring    shop engineered hardwood flooring

We are proud to offer the top hardwood flooring brands in the industry, which includes Somerset, Rustic River, and Invincible

Now that you know the basics of hardwood, be sure to visit our showroom and meet one of our flooring experts to help you choose the right hardwood flooring for your home! Learn more basic hardwood information below.


Hardwood Flooring Details


Hardwood Flooring Installations

Take a look at recent projects we have helped customers complete with their new hardwood flooring! This is a great way to get ideas and inspiration. 

View Gallery

Available Hardwood Brands

See what hardwood brands we offer at L&M Carpet One.

Available Hardwood brands
armstrong hardwood

Why Choose Hardwood Floors?

Hardwood is known for its naturally beauty among other characteristics. Because hardwood comes in such a wide variety of options, it’s no wonder most homeowners choose to invest in it for their homes. 

Why Hardwood?

Current Flooring Promotions

flooring sale at carpet one

Now On Sale

Check out our current promotions. We offer the best flooring selection at the best prices.

Start Saving

Ready for a Free Estimate?

Get started with our online form.

Get Started