Palestine, TX
Joe's Decorating Center in Palestine TX

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Hardwood, the only choice

Are you looking for elegance and style for your floors? Want something that adds to the investment of your home? Want something that lasts for decades to come? Then hardwood is your only option.

Solid or Engineered?

Hardwood floors come in two types. Solid hardwood floors are the same thickness throughout the wood plank. Engineered wood comes with a slice of what you want on top but with three thicker pieces of wood layered underneath in a crosshatch pattern. This gives you beauty on top with grains and whorls and stability below with pieces of wood fixed together by resin. The engineered wood flooring can be installed in higher-than-normal moisture areas, like basements. Solid wood wouldn’t be advisable for basements because it would warp under the moisture. Engineered wood can be refinished, and it adds the same value as solid to the property.

With solid flooring, you have a wide selection of wood staining available. The sanding, sealing, staining, and finish occur at the job site. With engineered wood, those things are handled at the factory. There is less installation time for engineered wood flooring. With the engineered wood, you can still mix and match it in your home.

But how does it look?

It looks fabulous! Wood floors come in a variety of species, colors, and styles. There are hundreds of species to choose from, but the most popular are maple, hickory, oak, cherry, and walnut. The overall look of a floor comes from its species of wood and grain. Walnut and oak have a straight grain; cherry and maple have burls and curls in their grain. The exotic woods come from Africa, Brazil, and Indonesia, and examples of these woods are Brazilian Cherry and Walnut, Sapele Mahogany, Kempis, and Tigerwood. You can choose any design, stain, or wood.


On the day of installation, our professionals will show up promptly and ready to work. They are true craftsmen at their trade and will work quickly and efficiently to install your hardwood, be it solid or engineered. They will answer all of your questions and listen to any concerns you may have.

If you are looking for a wood floor, then you’ve come to the right place. Joel's Decorating Center is here to satisfy your every need. Our showroom is in Palestine, TX and we serve the areas of , , , , and . We’d love to serve you as well. Let us help you find the exact hardwood floor to go into your home. Make it a priority to see us. We want to be your hardwood flooring store. Come by today!