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Hardwood Flooring in Wisconsin

Hardwood flooring is a classic choice. Its natural beauty and ageless appeal can match any décor in any home. And if you’re looking for hardwood near you in Wisconsin, Kerns Carpet One Floor & Home in Mequon and Brookfield has the experts on site to help you choose the best flooring. You’ll find it all right here, including popular species like white oak, maple, and acacia flooring. Flat finishes, hand-scraped details, and lush palettes of browns, beiges, and grays are always in high demand.


 If you’re ready to invest in hardwoods, here are a few things to consider when choosing your flooring.


Why Choose Hardwood Flooring?

Although hardwood flooring is an investment, it pays for itself when you receive countless compliments on your home. Hardwood is also long-lasting and can be refinished to stay ahead of the latest flooring trends.


Benefits of Hardwood Flooring

What Are the Different Species of Hardwood?

Hardwood flooring is made from trees, and since trees come in a variety of species so do hardwood plank options. Be sure to consider how active your family is and where you want to install hardwood in your home. Our selection includes soft and hardwoods ranging from pine to walnut.


Popular species of hardwood include:

What are the Different Hardwood Plank Styles?

After choosing a specific species of hardwood, comes the fun part: choosing your style of hardwood flooring. Are you looking for a timeless plank or something more trendy? At Kerns, we have plenty of styles and looks to match your interior design.


Be sure to consider the following when choosing your specific plank style:

Which Type of Hardwood Works Best for Me?

In addition to offering a wide selection of hardwood flooring styles, we also offer different hardwood constructions including solid and engineered, as well as our waterproof selection. Deciding on which one works best for your space will be determined by your activity, the area of installation, and your budget. Here’s a closer look at the differences and benefits of each hardwood type.


Solid Hardwood

Solid hardwood is a traditional option in hardwood flooring, and its uniform and classic design show off its natural characteristics.

Engineered Hardwood

Engineered planks are made up of three to seven layers of real wood veneers that are laid with the grains going in opposite directions.

Waterproof Hardwood

A recent innovation, waterproof hardwood has an innovative design and construction.


How it works:

Still not sure which hardwood type is best for you? You can learn more about solid and engineered hardwood here.


Where Can My Hardwood floors Be Installed?

You can install hardwood in bedrooms, living rooms, and dens, as well as stairs. Hardwood flooring fares best in quiet, dry spaces with consistent relative humidity. The sole exception to this rule is waterproof engineered hardwood flooring.


Ready to install your new hardwood floor?

Caring for Hardwood Flooring

Once your hardwood floors are installed, regular care and maintenance is recommended to ensure the longevity of your hardwoods.


Some helpful tips include:

Shop Hardwood Flooring Near You - Kerns Carpet One

To learn more about hardwood visit our Kerns Carpet One showrooms in Mequon and Brookfield, WI, and speak with a flooring expert about installing hardwood flooring in your home. We carry name brands you know and love in addition to exclusive brands such as Rustic River and Invincible™. Visit one of our local showrooms in Mequon, WI or Brookfield, WI, or shop our hardwood online today.



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Refinishing your Hardwoods

No one wants a dull or damaged floor. Refinish your planks to keep them looking like new.



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Engineered vs Solid Hardwood

Can't decide which hardwood flooring works best for you? We can help!