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Hardwood Floors in Pennsylvania

Hardwood flooring is a classic that’s always worth considering. Adding natural beauty and distinction to all types of settings, hardwood is made to stand the test of time. At Martins Flooring Carpet One Floor & Home, you’ll encounter stunning hardwood options for a full range of budgets and needs.


Proudly serving greater Lancaster County, including Wyomissing, Denver, and Oxford, PA communities, we’re your trusted destination for all types of solid and engineered hardwood options, including beautiful selections by Armstrong.


Are you thinking of installing a new hardwood floor sometime soon? Here are some things to keep in mind as you navigate your choices.



Best Hardwood Styles

What’s your signature style?


Regardless of your answer, we promise there’s a hardwood to match. Hardwood flooring is easy to personalize by mixing and matching your favorite:



What Types of Wood Are Used in Hardwood Floors? 

Hardwood flooring is made using many different types of wood.


It's important to remember that each tree species offers varying hardness levels. Hardwood flooring can be either domestic or exotic. Domestic species like pine and oak tend to be the most popular. Exotic species, like mahogany, add an air of luxury and distinction.


Hardwood flooring is pretty hard to resist, with its many stunning attributes and sheer ability to add value and visual interest. If installed in the right setting, your hardwood floor can last decades.



What Is Engineered Hardwood Flooring? 

Solid hardwood and engineered hardwood are similar in appearance but perform quite differently.





How Does Hardwood Flooring Handle Humidity? 

Remembering your home’s interior climate is crucial before making any permanent installation.


The level of water in the air, referred to as “relative humidity,” should be monitored before and after you install hardwood. A higher humidity level will cause your hardwood planks to swell up, while a lower humidity level can shrink those planks. Both can cause unsightly damage, such as cracking and gapping, as time passes.


Tools like humidifiers and hydrometers are a great way to keep your relative humidity on course for a healthy floor. Ideally, you’ll want to keep your room at around 42% humidity. Running an air conditioner during the hotter seasons will help you immensely with this.



Where Can I Install Hardwood Flooring? 

We recommend you select your hardwood carefully, paying careful attention to your space’s typical activity level and relative humidity.


As a rule, hardwood flooring should be avoided in the bathroom or kitchen and performed best in quiet, dry settings. Engineered hardwood products offer a fair degree of flexibility if one has small children or pets.


Some of our favorite spots for hardwood flooring installation include: 



Wherever you install hardwood floors, your smartest bet is hiring a professional to do the job. Professional hardwood installation is a surefire way to ensure long-term success, plus you'll be 100% certain your warranty will cover any future incidents. 



Where Can I Find the Best Hardwood Flooring Near Me? 

Martins Flooring Carpet One Floor & Home is your local hardwood expert.


We’re proud to be part of North America’s largest cooperative of independently owned and operated flooring stores. Offering an expansive inventory of hardwood brands, our store is always your first and last stop when upgrading or refinishing your floors.


For more information on our hardwood options or to speak with one of our flooring advisors, please visit us soon in Denver, Wyomissing, and Oxford, PA. 

Has Your Hardwood Seen Better Days?

If you have hardwood floors, we don't have to tell you that life can wear on them. Don't worry though, our refinishing team is here to help give your floors a fresh new face.
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How We Install Hardwood

Would you believe us if we told you installing hardwood floors won't simply raise your property value- but can also protect your loved ones from harmful household pathogens? Learn more about our Healthier Living Installation System.
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