Hardwood Buying Guide


Investing in a hardwood floor is a wise decision to increase the value of your home. Hardwood is also a smart ecological choice because it is a naturally sustainable, renewable material. This guide will assist you as you move onto the exciting process of selecting a floor that expresses your style, enhances your space, and will be structurally sound for many years of enjoyment.

Azalea Lane offers diverse collections with color, finish and plank widths to suit any style or budget. Use our product search feature, along with the guidelines below to begin your selection process. Contact one of our flooring retail partners to view full samples, discuss pricing, and purchase our products.



Plank width, surface treatment, species, and construction all contribute to the varied price points of the Azalea Lane collections. You can be sure to find a beautiful hardwood product in this brand that is a stylish and affordable alternative to other types of flooring.

Long-Term Sustainability


Carpet must be replaced several times over the life of a home due to wear, staining, and outdated styles. Hardwood remains structurally sound, can be refurbished, and its classic aesthetic never goes out of style. A finish warranty is included with every purchase, giving you added value to your home and the peace of mind that comes with a smart investment. Our quality finishes ensure a beautiful surface that will maximize the durability of your hardwood floor without costly repairs. Azalea Lane collections offer sustainable flooring solutions for every style and budget.

Engineered versus Solid Hardwood Construction



Your qualified hardwood flooring retailer will be able to assist you in deciding between solid hardwood or engineered hardwood. Solid hardwood may be installed above grade or on grade levels, meaning the ground level and upper level(s) of your home. Without proper use of HVAC or humidity control, solid planks have a tendency to cup or crown in a high humidity environment, causing movement which can result in buckling. Engineered hardwood may be installed on all levels of your home, including the basement. The multiple layers of cross constructed plywood provide the stability needed in a below-grade (basement) or high humidity environment. Both engineered and solid hardwood are natural products and some expansion and contraction are expected with seasonal changes. Consult a flooring professional before you make your selection to ensure the best product for your environment.


From classic to contemporary, Azalea Lane offers colors, treatments, and finishes to complement an array of design choices. Express your unique style and coordinate your new hardwood flooring with an existing design, or create a new look to freshen up your surroundings. Samples of all our floors are available on Twenty & Oak.

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