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HARDWOOD FLOORING in Georgia & Tennessee

Hardwood floors are one of the most important design features in your home. No matter what your lifestyle or taste, wood floors add value and comfort to any décor. 

Why hardwood flooring?

Ease of maintenance

Hardwood maintenance is simple. All that you need to do to ensure your hardwood continues to look great, and function well is to sweep daily. From there, you may want to use a manufacturer-approved cleaning product. You should always consult your manufacturer before trying new cleaning materials on your hardwood. 

Ecological

Wood floors are a sustainable flooring option. Hardwood is a recyclable and reusable resource and many former hardwood products eventually serve as hardwood floors.  

Types of Wood Floors

We offer solid hardwood and engineered hardwood flooring. 

Solid Wood Floors

Solid wood flooring is thick hardwood ranging from 3/4" to 5/16. Hardwood is easy to maintain and can be resanded or refinished. 

Engineered Wood Floors

Engineered wood floors are real hardwood floors manufactured with wood veneers.  With varying grains used throughout, engineered hardwood is less likely to be affected by moisture and humidity. Engineered hardwood floors have a top layer of hardwood that can be sanded and finished. It is not as easy to sand or refinish as solid hardwood. 

Brands We Carry

We proudly offer quality hardwood flooring from the brands that you love, like Shaw, Anderson Tuftex, and Mohawk. Shop our impressive selection of hardwood flooring today.

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HARDWOOD INSTALLATION

Let our trained professionals measure your room for hardwood flooring and then seamlessly install it. 

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HARDWOOD CARE

Care and maintenance will keep your new hardwood looking its best!

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HARDWOOD INSPIRATION GALLERY

View some of our favorite hardwood styles & trends in hardwood flooring.

Hardwood Flooring Construction Basics

Solid Hardwood Flooring

Solid hardwood flooring is constructed from a single piece of hardwood. Over time hardwood can be resanded or refinished as needed. Solid hardwood will expand and contract as humidity and temperatures change. Some installers will leave an expansion gap when installing your hardwood for that reason. 

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Engineered flooring is made from 3-5 layers of hardwood. Using a cross-grain installation, the hardwood is brought together using heat. Engineered hardwood is less likely to be affected by humidity for this reason. 

Most Hardwood flooring offers two different engineered constructions

  • Engineered with Hardwood Core

  • Engineered with High-Density Fiberboard Core

When considering what type of hardwood works best for you, here are a few things to consider:

Consider the location of your hardwood installation.

  • On Grade – at ground level.

  • Above Grade – any second level or higher.

  • Below Grade – any floor below ground level, including basements or sunken living rooms.

Consider your subflooring.

If you need to install over concrete then engineered hardwood would be the best option. 

Will the room experience moisture?

If it will, then engineered hardwood is the way to go. Engineered hardwood will expand and contract less than actual hardwood when introduced to temperature variants. 

Janka Wood Hardness Rankings

The Janka Hardness Test measures the capacity of a wood to withhold pressure. This is done by measuring the amount of force required to insert a 11.28 millimeter (.444 inches) diameter steel ball half its diameter deep into the wood. Doing so creates a circular indention with an area of 100 square millimeters. These particular data are expressed in pounds-force (lbf), and are side hardness data. This means that the testing was done on the surface of a plank, with the force exerted perpendicular to the grain.

Please note this is just a partial list that contains some of the more popular choices of wood flooring as well as some of the more exotic species that Atlanta Flooring Design Centers carries.

Wood Flooring SpeciesHardness
Ipe / Brazilian Walnut / Lapacho3684
Cumaru / Brazilian Teak3540
Ebony3220
Brazilian Redwood / Paraju3190
Angelim Pedra3040
Bloodwood2900
Red Mahogany / Turpentine2697
Spotted Gum2473
Brazilian Cherry / Jatoba2350
Mesquite2345
Santos Mahogany / Bocote / Cabreuva2200
Pradoo2170
Brushbox2135
Karri2030
Sydney Blue Gum2023
Bubinga1980
Cameron1940
Tallowwood1933
Merbau1925
Amendoim1912
Jarrah1910
Purpleheart1860
Goncalo Alves / Tigerwood1850
Hickory / Pecan / Satinwood1820
Afzelia / Doussie1810
Bangkirai1798
Rosewood1780
African Padauk1725
Blackwood1720
Merbau1712
Kempas1710
Locust1700
Highland Beech1686
Wenge / Red Pine1630
Tualang1624
Zebrawood1575
True Pine / Timborana1570
Peroba1557
Kambala1540
Sapele / Sapelli1510
Curupixa1490
Sweet Birch1470
Hard Maple / Sugar Maple1450
Coffee Bean1390
Natural Bamboo (represents one species)1380
Australian Cypress1375
White Oak1360
Tasmanian Oak1350
Ribbon Gum1349
Ash (White)1320
American Beech1300
Red Oak (Northern)1290
Carribean Heart Pine1280
Yellow Birch1260
Movingui1230
Heart Pine1225
Carbonized Bamboo (represents one species)1180
Cocobolo1136
Brazilian Eucalyptus / Rose Gum1125
Makore1100
Boreal1023
Black Walnut1010
Teak1000
Sakura995
Black Cherry / Imbuia950
Boire940
Paper Birch910
Cedar900
Southern Yellow Pine (Longleaf)870
Lacewood / Leopardwood840
Parana780
Sycamore770
Shedua710
Southern Yellow Pine (Loblolly and Shortleaf)690
Douglas Fir660
Larch590
Chestnut540
Hemlock500
White Pine420
Basswood410
Eastern White Pine