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Hardwood Flooring in Allentown, PA


If you’re looking for the best place to buy hardwood flooring near you, Bastian Carpet One Floor & Home in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is your local source for premium hardwood flooring!

Natural hardwood flooring is a classic choice for homeowners because of its longevity and beauty. Additionally, wood floors are hypoallergenic, long-lasting, and improve the value of your property. Whether you want timeless natural oak floors or a rustic dark wood look, we have you covered with quality products for every budget and lifestyle. Further, our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to help you every step of the way, including selection, design, and installation. Visit our showroom in Allentown, PA, to start browsing our hardwood flooring selections!

Popular Hardwood Flooring Styles in Pennsylvania


Hardwood comes in a variety of lovely styles. You’ll find both unfinished and prefinished wood flooring, an array of hardwood floor colors, and texturing techniques like hand scraping that bring out the floor's natural character. Popular styles include wide plank floors, characterized by having fewer seams and the ability to draw the eye across the room to make it look bigger. We also offer floor panels with beveled edges and varying lengths and tones. 

Our experts will help you choose the right look based on both aesthetic and functional reasons. For instance, high-gloss finishes are attractive, but they tend to show pet claw marks and scratches more obviously than a matte finish. Imagining what you want your cohesive design to look like is key in deciding on the type of stain and finish. Hardwood flooring is an investment, and it is sure to bring joy and charm to your home.


Types of Hardwood Flooring


In addition to style, there are different types of wood flooring available. The hardwood species include maple, cherry, oak, and birch, among others. Each wood option has unique shading, grain patterns, textures, and character. They also feature different strength levels and moisture resistance. For instance, solid oak is often recognized for its hardness. We also offer eco-friendly options like cork and bamboo.


Beyond style and wood species, there are also different wood plank constructions. Both are ideal flooring solutions but pose different advantages that may better suit your needs and preferences. 


What is Solid Hardwood Flooring?

Wood is porous, so it tends to absorb moisture from humidity and spills, which can cause it to swell or lead to cupping, buckling, and warping over time. In extra dry conditions, the planks can become brittle and shrink, leading to cracking, gapping, and splintering. Engineered wood planks are designed to combat these issues.


What is Engineered Hardwood Flooring? 


How Does Humidity Affect Hardwood?


Hardwood flooring is always in high demand, but with Pennsylvania’s rainy springs, hazy summers, and chilly winters, moisture can be a concern. However, with a carefully chosen product and a simple care routine, you can still have it all! Your home’s relative humidity level can be expected to fluctuate throughout the seasons. Relative humidity, or the level of water vapor in your home’s air, will affect your flooring as time marches on. Higher humidity levels mean your boards will absorb water over time, causing swelling and warps, while low humidity levels can cause your floorboards to shrink. 

Fortunately, it’s possible to control your home’s relative humidity with minimal effort on your part. Investing in a humidistat or hydrometer will ensure your flooring will stay safe all through the seasons. Window coverings, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners are also helpful tools to seriously consider when you have hardwood flooring.

Eco-Friendly Hardwood Flooring


For many of us, “going green” is more than a trend: it’s a way of life. This way of life doesn’t stop where our home improvements begin. Harvested from readily renewable sources, these earth-friendly hard surfaces are sturdy, stunning, and seriously sustainable. Offering a smart, stunning option for hardwood lovers who prefer a renewable resource, bamboo and cork flooring is currently in demand for both residential and commercial settings alike. 

With their naturally unique grain variations and durable resilience, there’s a lot we love about bamboo and cork.


Where Can Hardwood Be Installed?


Solid wood flooring should be installed only in above-grade rooms that are dry with minimal humidity and water exposure. This will keep the planks from warping. Meanwhile, engineered hardwood planks can go in basements and light moisture areas like hallways, foyers, laundry rooms, and low-traffic kitchens. 

The most common areas that you’ll find hardwood include bedrooms, living rooms, and home offices. We also have waterproof hardwood flooring, called Hydrotek™, which has a durable vinyl sublayer and can handle bathrooms and kitchens. 

Professional Hardwood Flooring Installations


Once you’ve selected your favorite hardwood product, trust our professional team of local Allentown hardwood installers to finish the job. We take all the necessary precautions to ensure your hardwood floors are level, beautiful, and long-lasting. We hand-select each plank to artfully install your floors in the pattern of your choosing, all while ensuring the floor performs optimally over the years. With your satisfaction and peace of mind as our top priority, we back each hardwood flooring installation with The Beautiful Guarantee.

Why Shop Hardwood Floors at Bastian Carpet One?


For the best wood flooring selection in the area, visit us today. We offer modern wood floors that are built with quality and style in mind. This includes everything from contemporary light wood floors to traditional, European-inspired collections and much more. 

Since we're proud members of the Carpet One cooperative, we have access to exclusive brands such as Rustic River, Invincible Hardwood, and Voyager. This way you can find quality, stylish, and affordable hardwood selections with the customer service you expect with a local, family-owned business! 

Contact us today to start your hardwood flooring renovation! We proudly serve Allentown, PA, and the surrounding Lehigh County communities.

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