Flooring Showroom Baltimore Maryland
years, hardwood has been the defining element in floor decoration.
At Arcade Floors Carpet One in Towson MD, we offer
the full range of species including oak, maple, hickory, pine, Brazilian
cherry, pecan, and bamboo, just to name a few. Our showroom is minutes
off the Baltimore Maryland Beltway so make sure to stop by to browse
Styles are no longer limited to the 2 ¼” strip flooring
of the ‘40’s, ‘50’s, and ‘60’s.
Today they are unlimited. Planks are 3”, 5”, 7”
and even up to 8” wide. There are smooth traditional
looks, distressed looks, and handscraped looks that offer a warm
old feel about them. Gone, too is the same look that everyone
else has. Today’s stains are unlimited and even available
in custom colors.
With today’s finishes, the need to sand and refinish is almost
a chore of the past. Prefinished Hardwood floors will have
between 3 and 10 coats of urethane finish that will be UV dried
between each coat to provide incredible hardness. Aluminum
oxide is added to the urethane to make our finishes highly resistant
to scratching. Properly maintained, today’s hardwood
floors only need an occasional screening with a nylon pad and top
In recent years, Engineered Hardwood Flooring has become the choice
of many households. In fact, it is only here in the Northeast
United States that solid hardwood is still dominant but losing share
to Engineered every year. Engineered Hardwood consists of
3 to 7 layers of hardwood. Each layer runs perpendicular to
the layer above and below it. This layering process gives
the product great strength and excellent dimensional stability.
Consequently, Engineered Hardwood can be installed where solid cannot…on
or even below grade level.
We need to take the environment seriously. Arcade Floors
Carpet One offers a full contingent of earth friendly hardwood products.
Lyptus is grown in South America in special forests designed to
produce quickly renewable wood for hardwood floors.
Bamboo is no longer just available in the natural vertical or horizontal
cuts, but is now in a large variety of stains. And…it’s
no longer your father’s cork. Today’s cork has
looks never imagined and all the colors to go along with them.
Hardwood flooring is manufactured by Armstrong exclusively for Carpet
One. You can count on the highest levels of Quality, Better
Wear, and Unbeatable Performance at and Outstanding
Everyday Value. PlankPerfect guarantees
perfect floors every time. Invincible Hardwood features state-of-the-art
precision production which guarantees uniformly straight and sanded
planks. Tru-Grain provides a whole new level
of visual clarity. Our exclusive customized Tru-Grain
sealant visually enhances the actual color, detailing, and grain
of the natural wood.
Invincible's Intensity SurfaceShield
it is the most durable finish in the industry offering the
strongest resistance to scratches, scuffs, and wear!
Invincible Hardwood is produced by American
The Titanium Series offers the ultimate level of
performance and protection.
River Hardwood is Carpet One's collection of high character hardwood
floors. This inspired collection boasts the richness and warmth
of seasoned hardwood. Featuring bold textures, traditional colors,
and intriguing styling, each carefully crafted plank expresses a
personality of its own. It is the perfect companion to our high
River floors are available in Engineered styles and Solids. Both
collections feature Gold and Platinum warranted products. There
is a broad assortment of species such as Oak, Maple, Hickory, Ash,
and Walnut. The variety of texturing and widths in this collection
Over the years, Carpet One has striven to make the purchase of
floor covering easier for our customers. And so they have done one
again with Rustic River. To our knowledge, Rustic River is the only
hardwood collection with a style Rating System. Each sample has
a three part rating to help with your selection:
- Shade Variation - a low-high rating that defines the overall
color consistency in the product. The variation may occur from
one board to another or within a single board.
- Scrape Level - describes the amount and depth of the texture
and scraping shown in a particular style.
- Total Character Rating - a rating from 1-10 that combines the
scrape level and the shade variation ratings to measure the overall
character of each style.
in mind that Rustic River styles are "Hand-Scraped" so
that each an every plank has its own distinctive look. Machine scraped
hardwoods tend to lose that unique look because of repeating textures.
Rustic River styles are made in the U.S.A. by American Craftsmen
so their purchase supports our economy.
You can have confidence in Rustic River too!. Since all products
are Gold or Platinum warranted, they have up to 30 years of protection
on finish, wear, manufacturing defects, structural
your living space into a global expedition! The Voyager Collection
features a comprehensive assortment of bamboo, cork, and exotic
species of hardwood flooring. It's a collection of unique styling
for those discriminating customers who want to make as statement
with their flooring selection.
Voyager Collection styles are covered by the Carpet One Platinum
Hardwood Warranty which features a 30-Year wear, finish, manufacturing,
and structural integrity protection. Available in solid and engineered,
more than half of the collection features click installation. Besides
natural and stained cork, horizontal and vertical bamboo, species
such as Santo Mahogany, Tigerwood, Brazilian Cherry, African Mahogany,
Sapele, Acacia, Jatoba, Cabreuva, Kempas, Lapacho, and Chinese Walnut.
All Voyager styles are covered under Carpet One's exclusive Beautiful
don't have to be a Vanderbilt to live like one! Anderson Hardwood
Floors, one of America's premier hardwood floor manufacturers, manufactures
Carpet One's Exclusive Biltmore Collection. These are floors that
are inspired by the beautiful woods used in the prestigious Biltmore
Mansion in Asheville, North Carolina. Frederick Law Olmsted, known
as the founding father of American Landscape Architecture managed
the forest at Biltmore and became an important example for the rest
of the country. Biltmore For Your Home is made in the U.S.A. by
American Craftsmen and it is manufactured from Verified Renewing
U.S. Forest Timber.
Quality to be enjoyed. Classic Styling and
Enduring Value at Beautiful Prices.
Hardwood is a very unique product that offers the luxury look that
only real hardwood can provide but at the same time the advantages
available in an engineered laminate floor.
It is almost imperious to damage by moisture and extremely resistant
to scratching and indentations. Most engineered hardwood products
use rotary cut veneers that vary greatly in color and graining variations.
Forever Hardwood, a Carpet One exclusive product, features sliced
veneers that provide the look found only in the most expensive hardwood
If environmental benefits concern you, Forever Hardwood is more
than 70% post-industrial recycled content. Mannington, the manufacturer,
offers a Lifetime Performance Warranty and the product is made in
the U.S.A. There are six species of premium hardwoods
Maple, Hickory, Ash, Walnut, and Pine available in 10 colors. Surprisingly
for all it has to offer, Forever Hardwood is very reasonably priced.
Somerset Collection is our most traditional hardwood collection.
Traditional but style and color and above all
Collection: Bring elegance and value to your space - on a budget!
Available in solid hardwood ¾" X 2 ¼" and
3 ¼" and Engineered Hardwood 3/8" X 3 ¼"
Color Strip & Plank Collection: Add color to your home with
Appalachian Oak flooring in a range of colors from natural to cherry
to dark brown - to enhance any style and space. Available in solid
hardwood ¾" X 2 ¼", 3 ¼", 4",
and 5" and Engineered ½" X 3 ¼" and
High Gloss Collection: For those who prefer a higher gloss sheen,
solid Appalachian Oak ¾" X 2 ¼" and 3 ¼"
and Engineered ½" X 3 ¼" and 5"
Expressions is another exclusive collection made for Carpet One.
It features Handcrafted Beauty, Rich Tones, and Superior Finishes.
Expertly milled by American Craftsmen, the American Expressions
Collection has stunning Classic Styling. Once again, keeping
Mother Earth in mind, it is harvested from domestic managed forests.
Hardwood flooring is an excellent choice for beauty, performance,
and taking care of the earth. Eucalyptus trees are planted
on plantations in South America and carefully managed so the trees
grow straight and tall. They can be harvested in 14-16 years
after planting. 100% of the tree is put to good use.
Lyptus Hardwood is available in both solid and engineered.
Solids are come 2 ¼”, 3” and 4”.
Engineered, 3 ¼” and 5”. Lyptus Hardwood
is manufactured by Weyerhaeuser, a 100-year old American company.
Hardwood Floors are available in two constructions…
Solid and Engineered. Usually solid hardwood flooring comes
in ¾” thickness but there is some in 9/16”, ½”,
and 3/8”. The standard width is 2 ¼”.
which is called strip. Boards 3” to 7” wide are
called plank. Because of its thickness, solid hardwood also
adds some structural strength. Solid has its limitations.
It must be installed above grade level. It must be installed
perpendicular to the floor joists so direction is not a choice.
Engineered Hardwood consists of 3 or more layers of hardwood that
are glued together. Each layer runs the opposite direction
of the layers above and below it. The top layer is the species of
the product. The other layers may be oak or poplar. The advantages
of Engineered Hardwood are many. The layering gives great
dimensional stability meaning less movement from expansion and contraction.
It can be installed on all grade levels, even in basements.
It can be installed as a floating floor, stapled, or glued.
It can be installed in the direction most pleasing to the homeowner.
What is a “floating floor”?
In the beginning, the term “floating floor” referred
to laminate floors that were imported from Europe in the early 1990’s.
Today, many types of flooring can be floated…laminate, hardwood,
bamboo, cork, linoleum. What it means is that the flooring
product is not attached by nails, staples, or glue to the subfloor.
Instead, the flooring product floats on a layer of cushion about
1/8” off the subfloor. The flooring product boards,
planks, or panels are connected to one another either by a snap
and lock fit or glue, creating a monolithic floor.
the floor is monolithic, it expands and contracts as a unit.
It does not possess the space between the boards, planks, or panels
to absorb the expansion so it is critical that adequate space is
left around the perimeter of the floor to allow for this expansion.
This space is hidden by the use of shoe molding. It is important
that no nails are driven through a floating floor and that nothing
restricts its ability to move.
Properly installed, a floating floor will give years and years
of trouble free service. Its only disadvantage is that it
can be noisier to walk on than floors that a secured to the subfloor.
This noise can be greatly minimized by the use of a good quality
sound reducing cushion.
Protecting your investment
With a little care, your hardwood floor can give you years of enjoyment.
Following this list of “Do’s” and “Don’t’s”
will go a long way to insuring that.
- Vacuum or Sweep daily to remove surface soil that can cause
scratching when you walk on it.
- Remove spills quickly using a soft cloth
- Use Floor Protectors with felt pads on your chairs and tables.
Change pads frequently because they collect grit and act like
sandpaper to your hardwood floor.
- Use plywood or masonite sheets to move appliances and heavy
items over a hardwood floor.
- Remove spiked or stiletto high heels before walking on hardwood
floors. The pressure per square inch is so great from these,
they can indent steel.
- Protect your floor from direct sunlight. UV ray accelerate
oxidation and aging of hardwood floors.
walk off mats at outside doors to collect soil and grit
- Clean and protect your hardwood floors regularly with the appropriate
Resista Floor Care Products
- Use water on a hardwood floor
- Use a Swifter Wet Jet, steamers, or sponge mops on your hardwood
- Lean back on a chair. It greatly increases the pressure
and may result in an indentation
- Use any of the following items on your hardwood floor…
Cleaners that contain:
Acids such as vinegar
These can dull the finish and permanently damage your floor.
Carpet One Hardwood Warranties
120 day beautiful guarantee 30 year wear warranty Life of the
floor installation warranty
90 day beautiful guarantee
25 year wear warranty
Life of the floor installation warranty
60 day beautiful guarantee
20 year wear warranty
Life of the floor installation warranty
30 day customer satisfaction warranty (materials replacement)
15 year wear warranty
Life of the floor installation warranty
15 day customer satisfaction warranty -- (materials replacement)
10 year wear warranty
Life of the floor installation warranty