Hardwood – Floors that can last a lifetime

We don’t just sell carpet! We are a locally owned small business, selling and installing hardwood. Hardwood flooring enhances the beauty of your home and adds lasting value. You will be thrilled to discover our fantastic collection of traditional and handscraped hardwoods. Learn about the differences between the beauty of solid hardwood and the function of engineered hardwood. We display hardwoods from Anderson, Mullican, Mercier and Mohawk. You will be delighted to discover the hardwood selection we have for you. If we don’t have the sample in the showroom, we can have it sent to you from the manufacturer. Please visit us at 408 South Main Street in Washington. Our team will pay attention to all your flooring needs and make sure you have an amazing experience with us.

Hardwood species

Rhodes Carpet and Installation carries a wide range of hardwood Species. Based on your specific use, we can help you decide which is best for you. The most popular are Oak, Hickory and Maple, although there are many more to chose from. Most important thing about the species is how hard it is. Check out the Janka Hardness Chart here.

Solid or engineered

In the past, most people thought that Solid was always the best way to go. However that is no longer the case. Engineered Hardwood is just that – Engineered to perform better. Because of the versatility of Engineered Hardwood in regards to both style and installation, it now easily outsells and out performs Solid. They are both real wood. Stop in to our showroom at 408 South Main Street in Washington, PA and we will be happy to explain.

Solid hardwood

Usually ¾" thick with boards that range in width from 2 ¼" to 4". Can only be installed above grade and must be laid perpendicular to your joists. Can be sanded and refinished a few times.

Engineered hardwood

Engineered hardwood can be anywhere from 3/8" to ¾" thick. Most import is to have a good wear layer. This is the top layer of wood that gets prefinished and looks just like solid wood. There are different cores that are used to complete the total thickness. Engineered hardwood can be installed above or below grade and can be laid in whatever direction you want. Installation varies between staple down, glued or floating depending on your needs. If you want a wide plank floor, engineered is the best option.

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Installation is best left to the professionals. Our Installers follow all NWFA guidelines, have all the proper tools and transition between all other existing flooring materials.

Our services include free measurements, free estimates and professional installation as well as custom area rugs and binding. You can get started with your hardwood project by contacting us via our online form, giving us a call or visiting our showroom.

Our reputation says it all. First Place Winner of the Best Of The Best Flooring Store for the last Three Years.