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Hardwood Floors in Michigan  

Hardwood not only adds value to your home but also adds character and sophistication.

Hardwood floors are a great choice if you’re looking to add a new, high-quality floor to your home. Our flooring professionals know hardwood well, and they also have an eye for design and can help you transform a room into a whole new space, even with just new flooring. Ready to get started?


Migala Carpet One Floor & Home in Portage and Kalamazoo, Michigan, offers our customers a quality selection of hardwood flooring. If you are searching for hardwood flooring near you, make sure you check us out!


What Are the Different Types of Hardwood Flooring?

When it comes to hardwood, you have two main choices - solid and engineered.


  • Solid hardwood flooring is a traditional wood option that features a simple construction. Each plank is made from a single slice of premium wood. Although solid hardwood is beautiful, it’s limited in where you can install it. These floors should be kept in dry, cool spaces of your home that don’t see much foot traffic, like a bedroom or home office. Solid hardwood should be installed on and above grade in places such as bedrooms and living rooms.


  • Engineered hardwood flooring can be installed on every level of your home but needs to avoid areas with high moisture like bathrooms. It has a special layered construction making it more durable. This layering process prevents the natural tendency of wood to expand, or contract caused by changes in moisture. This results in the floor being more stable and able to handle more foot traffic. Engineered hardwood floors can resist scuffing and are less likely to dent caused by heels, so you can show off your floors to your guests without having to worry about accidental damage.


What Types of Wood Are Used in Hardwood Floors?

Contemporary hardwood flooring is crafted using a wide range of domestic and exotic tree species.

Keep in mind that each hardwood species performs differently and varies in its hardness levels. Let our experts be your guide.

We have many options for hardwood species, including:

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

In addition to certified sustainable hardwood, we also have eco-friendly hard surface floors, like bamboo and cork. These are an exotic and green alternative to natural wood floors.


Where Can I Install Hardwood Flooring?

Hardwood floors, if chosen carefully, can be installed almost everywhere under your roof, apart from kitchen & bath.


Some of the most popular spots for hardwood installation include:


  • Bedrooms
  • Entryways
  • Home Offices
  • Living Rooms
  • Hallways
  • Stairs
  • Kitchens
  • Finished Basements
  • Rental Properties
  • Retail


How Are Hardwood Floors Installed?

Hardwood floors can be installed using various techniques, depending on the type of hardwood you choose.


  • Solid hardwood floors should be nailed or glued down to the subfloor. These types of installations are permanent and ensure your hardwood floors will not shift with use.


  • Engineered hardwood flooring comes in floating floor options or can be nailed down. Floating floors allow for a lot of versatility, and do not need any adhesives since the planks click together.


Should I Install My Own Hardwood Floor?

Short answer: probably not!

Most of us simply don’t have the skills, tools, or expertise to successfully install hardwood flooring without obstacles. Moreover, having your new hardwood floors professionally installed also means your floors are protected under our warranties.


The most important steps in installing hardwood flooring include an in-home measure and a moisture test. Moisture testing is an important step our installers take because if the subfloor has a high moisture content, it could lead to damage over time. Our installers also prepare your subfloor and make sure it is flat, clean, dry, and free of imperfections.



Is There Quality Hardwood Flooring Near Me in Michigan?

In need of hardwood flooring in Kalamazoo or Portage, Michigan?


We are your locally owned hardwood flooring store, so we have many different hardwood options on display in our showrooms, and we’ll certainly have a style to fit your design needs. We have the best flooring brands, boasting both natural style and premium strength.


When you shop with us, you’re supporting a local small business. As members of Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, we stay close to our regional roots, while competing against the Big Box chains. We offer incredible variety, value, and purchasing power you won’t find anywhere else.


In addition to our incredible selection of hardwood flooring , we offer amazing services as well, including hardwood refinishing and installation. Visit us soon at one of our showrooms in Portage or Kalamazoo, Michigan to learn more, or start shopping our incredible selection of hardwood flooring right now.

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Hardwood Floors by Design

Picture it: your perfect hardwood right at home. With our handy Room Visualizer tool, trying on hardwood floors is as easy as trying on shoes- and a LOT more fun!
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Are you a certified keyboard shopper? While we encourage you to visit our local showrooms to meet our hardwood products in person, browsing online is also an essential part of your shopping experience. Your journey to new hardwood floors starts right now.

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