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Hardwood Floors in Saginaw, MI


Hardwood floors are beautiful, durable, and long-lasting. Did you know that installing a new hardwood floor can raise the value of your home? If chosen with care, your new hardwood floor will last for decades.


If you’re considering new hardwood floors, we can help at O’Connor’s Carpet One Floor & Home in Saginaw, MI. We offer beautiful hardwood flooring styles, from bright natural oak floors to dark, rich red maple, and much more.


How To Style Your Hardwood Floor


Hardwood flooring is easy to make your own.

Are you fond of vintage-inspired looks? Or is your style leaning more towards the cutting edge? Either way, we have a hardwood floor for you!

Simply match your favorite:


  • Colors
  • Plank Widths
  • Wood Species
  • Textures
  • Plank Lengths
  • Finishes
  • Gloss Levels


What Type of Wood is Hardwood Flooring Made of?


Modern hardwood floors come in a very diverse range of tree species.


Hardwood species can be either domestic, like Oak, or exotic, like Mahogany, in origin. Some of our most popular hardwood options include:


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


Each has its own characteristic grain patterns and shading, in addition to varying levels of hardness, so it’s important to use your smarts when you choose your species.

The Janka Hardness Scale is a helpful tool when it’s time to choose hardwood. This amazing resource helps determine how resistant each wood species is when it comes to wear and denting. Harder woods, as you probably guessed, are less likely to be damaged by heavy furniture and frequent footsteps.

What’s the Difference Between Solid and Engineered Hardwood


Solid and engineered hardwood look alike, but they’re quite different under the surface.

Consider the region’s four diverse seasons, particularly our hazy summers and frigid winters are you select your new hardwood flooring. Each flooring type has its own strengths and weaknesses.

Choose carefully, depending on your budget, your room’s activity levels, and your home’s climate control.


  • Solid hardwood planks consist of a single piece of hardwood throughout. The main advantage of solid hardwood wood is that you can refinish the planks repeatedly over the years. Solid hardwood is great for more stable environments where authenticity is the key goal, but it can’t be installed below grade.  It needs dry, climate-controlled rooms like bedrooms and other areas you want an upscale look that’s beautiful and versatile.
  • Engineered hardwood planks are created using layers of composite wood. The top layer is a genuine cut of premium hardwood. This construction provides structural stability and prevents each plank from swelling and warping with moisture-exposure. Engineered hardwood can be installed in more areas of your home than solid hardwood, but it sometimes can’t be refinished, depending on how thick the top layer is.


Where Can Hardwood Floors Be Installed?


With the advent of engineered hardwood flooring, there are more options than you might think!

Thanks to the layered construction of engineered hardwood planks, they’re better at handling foot traffic and moisture. You can install engineered wood on any level of your home, including finished basements. There are even a few select engineered hardwood options that are completely waterproof!

Popular spots, in general, for hardwood floors include:


  • Bedrooms
  • Living Rooms
  • Dens
  • Home Offices
  • Libraries
  • Waiting Rooms
  • Meeting Halls
  • Hallways
  • Stairs
  • Entryways
  • Small Retail Shops


Planning Your Hardwood Flooring Installation

Got your heart set on hardwood? Read before you install.

Installing hardwood floors can be a difficult task, depending on your comfort and skill level- especially if you’re not familiar with carpentry! It’s usually harder than you expect it to be.

Most hardwood floors are either nailed down, glued down, or “floated” over a foam underlayment. Of course, before this part can even begin, your subfloor needs to be clean, dry, and leveled – and your new planks need to sit in your room for a time to adjust to your home.

Sound complicated? It certainly can be! The good news is we’ve been in the hardwood flooring business since 1973, so there’s no project our installation team can’t handle.

When you choose professional installation, you can rest easy knowing your warranty will be honored no matter what tomorrow brings, and your new floor will get off to a healthy start.

Caring and Maintaining Your Hardwood Floor


Your hardwood floor represents a significant investment: one that will beautify your space for years to come if carefully maintained.

One should take care to ensure a solid hardwood floor stays clean and dry. Engineered hardwood is more forgiving, but splashes and spills should still be removed sooner, rather than later.


Come Browse Our Hardwood Flooring Selection in Saginaw


We’re your local hardwood flooring store. Our experts are here to bring y quality products for an affordable price.


We’re members of the Carpet One cooperative, which means we can negotiate great deals with suppliers. That allows us to bring you lower hardwood flooring prices and top-notch services, while staying locally owned.


Want to learn more? Please visit us soon at 5355 Gratiot in Saginaw, MI, or contact us today.


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