Wolde Flooring in Madison, Alabama
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Why choose hardwood?

Prized for its natural beauty and lasting durability, hardwood in your home makes a rich visual statement but keeps cleanup a breeze.

Hardwood floors combine strength and style; that’s why we recommend them for homes with both children and pets. Our wide variety of colors, textures, species and styles make it easy to find the perfect choice for your home.

We offer both solid and engineered hardwood.

In solid wood flooring, each plank is a solid piece of wood from the finest domestic and exotic hardwoods. These hardwood floors are best installed on or above grade. Wood species vary in hardness and light sensitivity, so keep foot traffic, furniture and light exposure in mind when choosing a species.
Engineered hardwood flooring is made from real hardwood with a cross-ply construction that resists expansion and contraction from humidity changes. It can be installed on any level.

Our favorite aspect about hardwood flooring is the way it looks. You can choose more uniform patterns or select a style with distinctive natural variations, knots and mineral marks. Light-colored hardwoods like grays will open up spaces to produce an airy vibe. Golden honey tones, the latest hardwood trend, add a warm ambiance.

Wide planks are perfect for crafting a historic or rustic feel and will enhance the natural beauty of any wood type you choose.

Hardwood surfaces will shine for decades. We would love to give your home this timeless beauty.

There are many hardwood species, stains and finishes available and we invite you to browse our catalog HERE or visit Wolde Flooring LLC to view them in person.

Featured hardwood products

Coastal Couture Nautical Oak 32
Mohawk Industries

Metropolitan Chic City Loft Oak 61
Mohawk Industries

Modern Classics Dorian Gray Oak 26
Mohawk Industries

Weathered Vintage Coventry Gray Oak 38
Mohawk Industries


What hardwood species makes the best flooring?

This is a common question most homeowners ask when searching for the perfect hardwood flooring for their home. It’s a great question. However, the answer can be as diversified, as the people asking it can. The primary difference between woods is their hardness, which is determined using the Janka Hardness rating.

According to the Janka Hardness rating, the higher the number, the harder the wood is. Exotic species tend to be a lot harder than domestic woods are. For instance, Brazilian ebony has a Janka rating of 3692, while American Cherry has a Janka rating of 950. Of course, the harder the wood, the better it will stand up under heavy foot traffic, as well as everyday wear and tear.

Wolde Flooring LLC has more than sixty years of combined experience in flooring and we strive to provide the best in customer service. We proudly service the areas of Madison, Huntsville, Athens, Hampton Cover, and Decatur, AL, with a showroom located in Madison, AL. We invite you to stop in to see our full line of hardwood flooring, and to ask any questions that you might have concerning this floor covering.

Choosing the right species

It’s important to remember that all solid wood floors will react to moisture. When the weather is dry, moisture can leave the wood, which causes it to contract. On the other hand, in higher levels of humidity, wood soaks it up and can expand a bit. Too much moisture can even cause your wood planks to buckle or warp. It’s because of these reactions, that an acclimation time of about a week is necessary for proper installation.

Now we will look at some of the most popular flooring species, and some of the associated facts.
  • Red Oak – This is a very popular species for flooring with a medium to heavy grain and slight color variations. The Janka rating is 1290.
  • White Oak – With a Janka rating of 1360, it’s very much like red oak, but harder. Colors range from a golden brown to brown with a bit of gray mixed in.
  • Maple – This creamy white colored wood is known for shade differences across boards, including a bit of brown or black streaking. The Janka rating is 1450.
  • American Cherry – While this is one of the softer species, it is often chosen because of its distinct graining and color, which darkens to a beautiful reddish brown. The Janka rating is 950.

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