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Hardwood Flooring in New Orleans, LA


Hardwood flooring is considered the ultimate interior accent. For Louisiana homeowners seeking something unique, natural hardwood planks provide unique graining, and no two are exactly alike. With proper care and maintenance, your hardwood floor will last decades. At Modern Flooring Carpet One Floor & Home in New Orleans, we’re proud to be your local hardwood flooring store. We offer the best hardwood brands, and our professionals can help you make the best choice for our moist, humid climate.



Exploring Hardwood Flooring Options: Solid vs. Engineered


When choosing between solid and engineered hardwood, it's best to consider your home’s climate and your budget. Discover the unique characteristics of each type of hardwood below!


Solid Hardwood:


Engineered Hardwood:


Choosing Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood:


What Type of Wood Is Used For Hardwood Flooring?


At Modern Flooring Carpet One Floor & Home, discover a variety of wood species from around the world. We carry everything from the exotic look of ebony to the rustic charm of pine, the luxury of mahogany, and the timeless appeal of oak, our hardwood options are sure to cater to your personal taste and style. Whether you're drawn to dramatic aesthetics, cozy atmospheres, or something in between, hardwood flooring becomes a unique canvas for your interior decor dreams. Each wood species narrates its own story, turning your flooring into a captivating feature that complements your personal style.


What’s The Difference Between Hardwood Species Types?


Both domestic and European oak options enhance the style and align with preferences and budgets. Explore our hardwood selection to find the perfect match for your space, whether you prefer the classic charm of domestic species or the refined elegance of European oak.


Domestic vs. European Oak:


Hardwood and Humid Climates


Optimize your hardwood flooring's longevity by understanding its sensitivity to moisture. Wood's natural tendencies involve absorbing moisture with changes in humidity and temperature. Swelling occurs with increased moisture, and shrinkage follows when moisture decreases. Critical moisture content levels range from 0 to 25 percent for swelling and 25 to 30 percent for shrinkage. Protect your floors against potential moisture challenges with these tips:



Professional Hardwood Flooring Installation in New Orleans, NY


Installing hardwood flooring requires attention to detail, making it important to leave it to professionals for the job. Certain key steps, such as an in-home measure and moisture test, are crucial and should never be overlooked. Moisture testing ensures that your subfloors are suitable for hardwood, preventing potential damage over time. Your subfloor should be flat, clean, dry, and free of imperfections. Creating a gap between the planks and the walls is essential to allow the hardwood to naturally expand. It's also important to ensure there are no gaps between the planks themselves, ensuring a seamless surface. Different hardwood constructions may require different installation methods. Leave it to our team of professional installers who will take care of your new floor installation as timely and effectively as possible.


At Modern Flooring Carpet One Floor & Home, we are members of the world’s largest flooring cooperative, we’re able to close to our locally owned and operated roots and still offer you top-quality products. Stop by our showroom today and learn if hardwood flooring is right for you. We proudly serve the Greater New Orleans area including Metairie, LA.


Contact us or visit our showroom near you in New Orleans, LA. We proudly serve the surrounding communities of Metairie, Kenner, Mandeville, Covington, Marrero, Gentilly, Belle Chasse, Chalmette, Gretna, Slidell, and LaPlace, LA.

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