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Hardwood Floors in Arkansas


When it’s time for new hardwood flooringAkels Carpet One Floor & Home is your local retailer. We have everything you could want and need in hardwood flooring, with stunning options for every budget.


Our friendly and professional staff is here to help you navigate our selection as well as getting you set up with your upcoming hardwood floor installation.



Why Shop Hardwood with Us?


As fellow locals, we simply believe everyone has the right to beautiful floors! With our huge selection of hardwood flooring spanning every style and price range, we understand the shopping experience should always be focused on YOU, our valued customer we’ll always treat like a member of the family.


Here, we can guide you throughout the life of your new hardwood floor, with our services including hardwood installation, hardwood refinishing, and even hardwood floor repairs! We’re always a few steps ahead of the local trends and our showrooms reflect those styles. Among our current favorites are:


  • Chevron Patterns
  • Bold Colors
  • Contrasting Tones
  • Wide Planks
  • Herringbone Patterns


Best Hardwood Flooring Styles


Hardwood flooring offers distinctive looks for all spaces and styles. Your hardwood flooring can be trendy, traditional, sleek, or rustic. If you’re fond of vintage or retro looks, consider a weathered, wide plank. If your style leans more towards the contemporary, consider streamlined, glossy planks. Make it your own with varying:


  • Finishes
  • Widths
  • Species
  • Colors
  • Lengths
  • Textures
  • Distress Levels 


Whether you choose to leave your hardwood exposed for a natural and basic look or opt to brighten your room with a coordinating area rug, hardwood is elegant, sophisticated, and has a high-end appearance.


What Kind of Woods Are Used in Hardwood Floors?


Your hardwood flooring options are as diverse as the world’s forests: which is exactly where they come from. Hardwood flooring can be either domestic or exotic, with options including:


  • Maple
  • Cork
  • Pine
  • Hickory
  • Oak
  • Birch
  • Teak


One very important factor to remember is that each species varies in terms of function, so be sure to listen closely to what our experts have to say.


Hardness level is the main factor in how your floor will react to activity and heavy use.



What is Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

From the surface, solid and engineered hardwood floors look the same- but the truth is, there’s a lot going on under the surface.


  • Solid hardwood flooring consists of single strips of wood. The biggest benefit to solid hardwood is that it can easily be customized, sanded, and re-stained to change finishes as your styles change. It cannot be installed below grade and needs CONSISTENT humidity levels indoors. 


  • Engineered hardwood flooring planks come in many colors and wood types, just like solid wood. However, engineered hardwood flooring is made by laminating 3-5 strips together, with grains running at different angles. Engineered hardwood is more structurally sound so it can be installed in areas where solid wood flooring might not be an option, for example, moist basements. It’s typically less expensive and tends to be more water-resistant compared to traditional solid wood floors. It's a MUCH smarter choice for areas prone to higher humidity, like our lovely state does! 


Where Can I Install Hardwood Floors?


Hardwood flooring is suitable for home settings where there isn't significant moisture and foot traffic.


It’s a beautiful addition to your bedroom, especially if you’re someone who likes to redecorate frequently. Adding a dramatic base to the space where you entertain and enjoy, hardwood flooring is also gorgeous in the living room.


Other places popular for hardwood flooring installation include:


  • Hallways
  • Home Offices
  • Stairs
  • Dining Rooms
  • Entryways
  • Family Rooms
  • Libraries


Planning Your Hardwood Flooring Installation


When it comes installing hardwood flooring, it’s not unusual for the process to quickly get complicated. Precision and accuracy are required every step of the way, with preparations including various steps like:


  • Taking Measurements of Your Room
  • Prepping Subfloors
  • Trimming Baseboards
  • Removing Furnishings


Novices take note: hardwood flooring installation is a complex job that many opt to leave up to the professionals.


It’s tempting to try going it yourself, but is it worth it? Common mistakes can come at a major cost.  Novices can have a high margin of error, and if installed incorrectly, your new floor might wear out before its time or even become seriously damaged.


Often, damages aren’t covered by your manufacturers’ warranty, which require professional installation.  Stay safe and protect your new investment by planning to have your hardwood flooring installation done by the experts, every time.



Shop Hardwood Flooring Near You in Little Rock and Sherwood, AR


Akels Carpet One Floor & Home is proud to be part of North America's best-loved flooring cooperative. We carry all the hottest hardwood brands,  with our prices made to compete with much larger chain stores. Don’t be fooled: we’re locally owned, locally operated, and locally focused.


Visit our local flooring showrooms soon in Little Rock or Sherwood to learn more about your hardwood flooring options.

Best Hardwood for Humid Areas

Got humidity? It's impossible to avoid in our region, but engineered hardwood floors are much better at managing the local climate. Learn why.
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Make it Your Own

Think all hardwood is pretty much the same? Think again: there are many ways to personalize your planks.
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