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Hardwood Guide

Hardwood flooring is one of the few flooring options that will never go out of style. Its natural beauty and elegance has the ability to complement the décor in your home. Hardwood floors can be the focal point of a room, or just add to it. Regardless of where you choose to install your floors, hardwood will make all the difference in your home. At Biviano Carpet One Floor & Home, we are your local hardwood flooring store. Visit our showroom in Girard, Ohio, or start browsing through our wood flooring options now.


Hardwood Styles


Hardwood comes in hundreds of styles and many different species, from extra wide white oak floors to narrow dark wood options. Hardwood flooring is looked at as an investment into your home, and the payoff is rewarding. You’ll have added noise reduction that some other flooring options do not provide, and many wood floors will add value to your property. Our experts will show you the many different plank sizes, hardwood colors, textures, finish styles, and other choices available when you shop through our collections.


Hardwood and Humidity


When it comes to keeping your hardwood floors looking beautiful, one of the most essential factors to consider is humidity. Natural wood flooring is porous and absorbs moisture. This causes it to swell in humid and wet conditions. Hardwood planks can also shrink and become brittle in conditions that are too dry. In addition to choosing a hardwood product that can handle your space, you can also use climate control to keep your floors looking beautiful. Aim to keep your humidity levels between 30-50%. You can use a hygrometer to help with this. It’s also important to have your new hardwood floors installed properly so they have space to naturally expand and shrink without warping. Our experienced team will ensure your new floors are properly put in so that they function optimally over the years.


Types of Wood Flooring

Today’s consumers will be faced with two major hardwood flooring groups on their next shopping trip: solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. Both types of hardwood flooring families are beautiful and made to last, but there are also some significant differences. Which one will best suit your needs?

The most traditional option, solid hardwood, is comprised of solid wood planks. They can be refinished many times as needed, and if maintained, will last indefinitely. However, solid hardwood isn’t practical for every space: for example, finished basements aren’t conducive to hardwood flooring.


Expanding the world of hardwood flooring possibilities, engineered hardwood looks and feels exactly like its solid cousin, but is built in multiple layers that are glued together. Due to this layered construction, engineered hardwood is more stable and can resist it’s natural tendency to react to changes in moisture and humidity. This allows for the installation of engineered hardwood in areas where solid hardwood isn’t an option. This innovative, 100% wood floor can even be refinished a handful of times over its functional lifetime.


Hardwood Flooring Installation


Your floor’s installation will determine the future of your investment and getting off to a proper start is one of the most vital decisions you can make. If improperly installed, your hardwood flooring will most likely age before its time, not to mention sustain permanent damages. Worst of all, you may not be protected against such damage, since many manufacturers’ warranties require professional installation. That’s why our installation team is always learning the latest techniques and is armed with all the tools and skills to complete each project to perfection. In fact, our impressive product warranty that backs up each and every installation we complete is a testament to our confidence. 


Our Hardwood Flooring Selection


At Biviano Carpet One Floor & Home we take great pride in assisting our clients: helping them find a floor they can feel great about. That’s why we’re constantly expanding our (already comprehensive) hardwood flooring inventory and brands. As members of Carpet One Floor & Home, the world’s largest flooring cooperative, we can stay close to our locally owned and operated roots, and still offer you top-quality products. Visit us in Girard today and learn if hardwood is right for you.




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Hardwood Maintenance


Visit our Flooring Guide to learn about hardwood maintenance. If properly maintained, hardwood can last for decades.