Trade Direct

HARDWOOD

Enhance your home’s value & beauty with a wide variety of hardwood flooring options

Trade Direct is the premiere destination for wholesale hardwood flooring in the Twin Cities area

We’ll work with you to find the best option from our vast selection of hardwood, which includes solid and engineered options. We’ll also assist you with design and color selection to ensure the best shopping experience from start to finish.

Familiar Brands

Mohawk, Shaw, Dreamweaver, Dixie, and many others

Affordable prices

Wholesale pricing on the largest in-stock inventory in Minneapolis and Saint Paul

experience

Work with a dedicated account manager from design to installation

HARDWOOD Basics

The rich, natural look of real hardwood has been sought after for flooring for centuries. Hardwood flooring enhances practically every style of home architecture and decor, and there are more options than you might initially think.

Hardwood flooring is a time tested flooring solution, offering classic beauty that will last a lifetime with the right care.
  • – Engineered hardwood retains appearance of a natural hardwood floor

  • – Greater strength and stability
  • – Bring more resale value to your home

  • – Many color, pattern, & texture options

  • -Bedrooms

  • – Living Rooms

  • – Hallways

  • – Play Rooms

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HARDWOOD TYPES

Consider the following when searching for your hardwood flooring style:

Plank Width & Length
Wood Species
Color & Pattern
Gloss Level & Finish

SOlid hardwood

Solid hardwood consists of planks that are each cut from a single, solid piece of wood. These come in varying thickness & widths. Because they are prone to moisture damage, you should only install solid hardwood planks on or above grade – never in basements.

ENGINEERED hardwood

Engineered hardwood is a versatile alternative to traditional solid hardwood. These floors consist of a multi-ply construction that includes a thick top layer of real wood, a high density inner core, and a hardwood backing. This gives the floor superior strength & flexibility while lowering the price point.

HARDWOOD CARE

Hardwood floors are built to last a lifetime, but need proper care, cleaning, maintenance & protection in order to do so.  In conjunction with following your manufacturer’s care instructions, follow these basic tips to prolong your hardwood floor’s lifespan and adhere to your warranty.

Hardwood cleaning is easier than ever thanks to advances in finishing.

  • Lightly sweep or dry mop each day.
  • Use only a nylon bristle broom or microfiber mop.
  • If vacuuming, use only soft bristle or felt head attachments on your machine.
  • Wipe up liquid spills immediately to avoid water damage.

Hardwood maintenance is all about climate control.

  • Hardwood planks expand and contract with changes in humidity level, so use a humidifier or dehumidifier to maintain a room’s relative humidity between 35-55% depending on manufacturer recommendation.
  • Hardwood will age naturally due to direct or indirect UV light exposure, so move your furniture & rugs periodically so that your floor ages evenly.

Hardwood protection is simple, but crucial.

  • Dirt can scratch planks & destroy finish, so keep door mats by all entrances to trap it.
  • Never slide furniture, lifting it instead to avoid scratches or dents.
  • Keep pets nails trimmed and paws clean.