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Hardwood Floors in Falmouth, MA

Hardwood floors are an exceptional way to update your space and add ongoing value to your property. A classic New England style, hardwood floors are always in demand and are more popular than ever.

If you’re searching for hardwood flooring near you, come see us at Carpet Barn Carpet One Floor & Home in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Our flooring experts live and work throughout the Cape and have firsthand knowledge of hardwood flooring and its many perks and challenges.


Want to learn more about how we can help you meet the hardwood of your dreams? Keep reading.


Best Hardwood Floor Styles

Hardwood flooring can easily be customized to meet your vision and needs.


Since installing new hardwood floors isn’t a job to take lightly, it’s important to take a closer look at your space first – especially its activity levels, relative humidity,  and climate!


Make your hardwood floor truly yours by mixing and matching features such as:


  • Plank Lengths
  • Texturing
  • Plank Widths
  • Graining
  • Colors
  • Finishes
  • Stains
  • Gloss Levels


Best Types of Hardwood Species


Did you know hardwood floors are made of many different types of trees?



Your new hardwood flooring is made using a large range of different tree species. They can be domestic, meaning they’re harvested right here in North America, or exotic, meaning they’re sourced overseas.


Each tree species looks and acts differently, with unique grain patterns and distinctive hardness levels. Certain options like bamboo and cork are considered eco-friendly


We carry a wide range of hardwood species, including:


  • Hickory
  • White Oak
  • Oak
  • European White Oak
  • Red Maple
  • Maple
  • Birch
  • Bamboo
  • Cork


As you start shopping, be aware of helpful tools to make the process easier. The Janka Hardness Scale rates each species’ hardness levels. A harder tree species is generally better for your home’s busiest rooms. For example, a harder wood species is a better option for stairs and entryways.

What Is Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

Solid hardwood floors and engineered hardwood floors might fool the eyes, but they have major differences.


Here’s a closer look at these unique types of hardwood:


  • Solid hardwood flooring is the original way this floor was born. Each plank is made using a thick, solid hunk of wood. Use solid hardwood flooring with care. While it can be refinished repeatedly, it’s susceptible to moisture damage and should only be used in quiet, dry spaces that are above grade.
  • Engineered hardwood flooring is a newer take on the timeless classic. Planks are made from layers of wooden veneers with cross-grains. A denser and more forgiving floor, engineered hardwood won’t easily swell or shrink when the seasons change. Use engineered planks in places where solid hardwood won’t work. It’s great in finished basements.  

Where Can I Install Hardwood Flooring?

Hardwood flooring should always be installed with thought and care.


Choose carefully. For instance, one should never use solid hardwood flooring in bathrooms, kitchens, or finished basements.


Popular spots for hardwood installation include:


  • Bedrooms
  • Home Offices
  • Dens
  • Living Rooms
  • Stairways
  • Entryways
  • Retail Shops
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Boardrooms



What Do I Need to Do Before My Hardwood is Installed?


You’ll want to be ready when our flooring installers arrive!  


Plan ahead. Once you’ve picked out your perfect hardwood floor, it’s time to do your homework. Clear your room of all furniture, art, and knick knacks, and clean your floor or subfloor. It should be clean and level for best results.


Adjust your thermostat. Your interior climate needs to have the right balance of relative humidity, with no drastic changes in the days leading up to Installation Day. This is important, since your planks will arrive a few days before the big event, giving them time to adjust to your home.

Talk to our experts. We’ll want to hear it all well before the hammers start pounding. Let us know which direction you’d like your planks to go, and other important info, like proper measurements.


Shop Hardwood Flooring Near You in Falmouth, Massachusetts


At Carpet Barn Carpet One Floor & Home, we’re greater Falmouth’s preferred flooring showroom. You can trust in our locally owned and operated flooring store when it’s time for major changes – like shiny new hardwood floors!


We’re proud members of the nation’s top flooring cooperative, letting us share the best prices, top values, and incredible variety of hardwood flooring around. Of course, that also means we have the best hardwood flooring brands in our showroom, including:


  • Somerset
  • Appalachian
  • Mirage
  • Shaw



For all your flooring needs, be sure to visit our local flooring showroom, located at 719 Main Street in Falmouth, MA, or call us today at (508) 296-8189 to set up your onsite hardwood flooring project estimate.


Hardwood Room by Room

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Best Warranties for Hardwood

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