Hardwood flooring offers elegance and durability

Hardwood flooring is a timeless classic that embodies the essence of nature and the durability of expert craftsmanship. Hardwood flooring has long been a favorite choice among homeowners for its aesthetic appeal, longevity, and value. Dive deep with us as we explore the various types, finishes, and undeniable benefits of wood floors.

Solid wood flooring vs. engineered wood flooring

Solid wood flooring: Solid hardwood flooring, as the name suggests, is made from solid pieces of timber. These planks are typically ¾ inches thick and can be refinished multiple times, ensuring a long lifespan. The pure nature of solid wood gives it a unique character, with grain patterns and colors that are distinct to each plank. The key benefits of solid wood floors include:

  • Durability: Can last for decades when maintained properly.

  • Authenticity: Offers a genuine wood experience and aesthetic.

  • Refinishing: Ability to sand and refinish multiple times to refresh its appearance.

Engineered wood flooring: Engineered wood flooring consists of multiple layers, with a top layer made of real hardwood veneer and the bottom layers typically made of high-quality plywood. This structure provides stability, especially in areas with humidity fluctuations. The key benefits of engineered flooring include:

  • Stability: Less prone to warping and expanding compared to solid wood.

  • Versatility: Suitable for basements and over concrete subfloors.

  • Longevity: Offers the look and feel of real wood but with added resistance to moisture.


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Unfinished vs. pre-finished hardwood floors

Unfinished hardwood flooring: Choosing unfinished hardwood flooring allows homeowners to have the sanding, staining, and finishing process done on-site. This ensures a smooth and level floor, with the flexibility to choose a custom stain that perfectly matches your décor. The advantages of unfinished wood floors include:

  • Customization: Personalize the stain and finish to your liking.

  • Seamless look: On-site finishing means no micro-bevels between planks, providing a smooth appearance.

Pre-finished hardwood flooring: Pre-finished hardwood flooring comes ready to install with the stain and finish already applied. This speeds up the installation process and means you’re getting a factory-applied finish that’s often tougher and longer-lasting. The advantages of pre-finished hardwood floors include:

  • Convenience: Faster and cleaner installation process.

  • Durability: Factory-applied finishes are typically harder and more consistent.

  • Warranty: Often comes with a manufacturer's warranty for the finish.

Solid Hardwood Flooring in Marietta / Kennesaw

We’re Easy to Find — Located at Hwy 41 and White Circle, just south of Barrett Pkwy. in Marietta, Georgia. We’re also convenient to Acworth, Smyrna, Powder Springs & East Cobb.

Arnold Flooring Gives You:

  • Huge Selection of Solid Hardwood Flooring

  • Competitive Pricing

  • Bona® Certified Craftsman for 99% Dust-Free Installation

  • Free Estimates

  • No Annoying Sales Pressure

  • Personal Service from Selection through Installation

  • Special Financing Available*

Store Hours

Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm. Saturday by Appointment Only.

How can we help you with your hardwood flooring project? Call 770.422.2805

Benefits of hardwood flooring


  1. Timeless beauty: Hardwood flooring adds elegance and warmth to any room. Its natural appearance makes it versatile, complementing both traditional and contemporary designs.

  2. Increases home value: Hardwood floors are sought after in the real estate market, adding value to your property.

  3. Health benefits: Hardwood flooring doesn’t trap allergens, dust, or pollen, making it a healthier choice for those with allergies.

  4. Sustainability: With proper forest management, hardwood is a renewable resource, making it an eco-friendly choice.

Get Your FREE Bona Starter Kit

Care for your new hardwood floor properly with a Bona Cleaning Kit. It’s free to each of our new residential flooring clients.

  • Specifically formulated for use on hardwood floors

  • Leaves no dulling residue

  • pH neutral

  • Non-flammable

  • Non-toxic

  • GREENGUARD Certified

Kit Includes: Durable lightweight mop, Microfiber Cleaning Pad & 22 oz. Hardwood Floor Cleaner.

All Types of Hardwood Flooring

Choose the type of wood flooring to fit your needs; unfinished solid wood, pre-finished wood, or engineered wood flooring. Choose to have your solid-wood floor installed by expert Bona® Certified Craftsman — it’s 99% dust free.
Hardwood flooring in Marietta, GA from Arnold Flooring

Local Family Business

Arnold Flooring has been in business in Marietta since 1980. We’re family owned-and-operated and have built a reputation in Marietta for having exceptional product knowledge, project management, and problem-free installations.

Visit us for top-quality wood floors and more

Enhance your living space with the sophisticated charm of hardwood flooring. From solid wood's natural allure to engineered wood's modern resilience, there’s a hardwood flooring option tailored for every home. Choose the finish that speaks to your style and enjoy the countless benefits for years to come.

Arnold Flooring is a family-owned and operated flooring store that's committed to helping you transform your space. Our showroom in Marietta, GA, serves the entire Atlanta Metropolitan area including Marietta, GA, Kennesaw, GA, Atlanta, GA, Roswell, GA, and Woodstock, GA. Call today!