Built to Last, Crafted to Impress.

Imagine the perfect floor: beautiful, durable, and timeless. That’s the magic of hardwood. It complements any room, formal or casual, adding warmth and elegance underfoot. At Floor Coverings International®, we offer a vast selection of high-quality hardwood flooring from trusted manufacturers. No matter your design style or budget, we can help you find the perfect fit to elevate your home for years to come.

Different Types Of Hardwood Flooring

Unleash the Symphony of Style and Strength: Experience Hardwood Flooring.

  • Unmatched Quality: We source only the finest name-brand hardwood flooring directly from manufacturers, ensuring exceptional durability and lasting beauty.
  • Unparalleled Selection: Explore a vast array of colors and species, from classic oak and maple to rich walnut and hickory. Find the perfect match to elevate your unique style.
  • Enduring Value: Invest in timeless elegance. Hardwood floors not only enhance your home’s beauty but can also increase its value for years to come.

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Our Process

1

Request A Complimentary Consultation

Schedule your complimentary consultation with our team for a time that fits into your schedule.

2

In-Home Mobile Flooring Showroom®

Our Design Associates meet with you in the convenience of your own home and review the details of your flooring project.

3

Flooring Installation

We have factory-trained professional flooring experts who install your new flooring.

4

Post Installation Follow-Up

We return to your property to evaluate the performance of your floor as part of our follow-up process.

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Reviews

Luke Robinson
Luke Robinson
2023-10-06
Can’t say enough good things about these guys. They were very communicative and cheaper than other options in the area. Floor looks great!
Karen Buist
Karen Buist
2023-09-18
Very professional and efficient
Mike Spencer
Mike Spencer
2023-09-08
My house looks great and I’m impressed with the personal touch! They took pride in the quality of their work!!
James Martinelli
James Martinelli
2023-09-06
Excellent experience from the very beginning. Received a call from Matt within an hour of my info request. He was on site four days later (due to my first availability, not his), and walked me through samples, took measurements, etc. He provided a competitive quote within the time frame he projected. The installers were prompt, professional and friendly, and were flexible to the challenges I provided by working from home in a small space during the install. While there was an increase in scope (driven by me - I wanted new base boards once I saw how beautiful the new floors were), Matt was quick to provide a revised quote with a fair price. I’m so happy with the experience, and more so with the results.
Bobby Fausett
Bobby Fausett
2023-06-12
Great to work with! Matt worked around our schedule, worked within our budget and the carpet looks and feels amazing! Will definitely use in the future.
Kirk Bertelsen
Kirk Bertelsen
2023-05-30
Fast, friendly and priced right! Great service! Thank you Matt!!!
Randy Chipman
Randy Chipman
2023-05-13
Matt was excellent to work with. Very responsive. Great price. And the floors look great.

FAQs

Can you help me choose the right type of hardwood flooring for my needs?

Absolutely! Here’s how we can help you choose the right type of hardwood flooring for your needs:

  • Understanding your lifestyle: We’ll ask questions about your household activity level, if you have pets or children,and the intended use of the room where the flooring will be installed. This helps determine the appropriate wood species based on hardness and durability.
  • Considering your design preferences: We’ll discuss the aesthetic you’re going for, whether it’s a classic, modern,or rustic look. The color, grain pattern, and plank width of the hardwood can significantly impact the overall feel of the space.
  • Matching your budget: We offer a variety of hardwood options to suit different budgets. Discussing your budget upfront allows us to recommend flooring choices that align with your financial goals.
  • Showcasing samples and discussing pros and cons: We’ll provide you with samples of different hardwood species, stains, and finishes during our in-home consultation so you can visualize them in your space. We’ll also explain the pros and cons of each option to help you make an informed decision.

What are the different types of hardwood flooring available?

Here’s a breakdown of the two main types of hardwood flooring:

Solid Hardwood Flooring:

  • Made from solid planks of wood milled directly from the tree.
  • Known for its classic beauty, natural warmth, and exceptional durability.
  • Can be sanded and refinished multiple times throughout its lifespan, potentially lasting for centuries.
  • Thicker than engineered hardwood, offering a more substantial feel underfoot.
  • Requires a stable subfloor and may expand and contract with humidity changes.
  • Generally more expensive than engineered hardwood.

Engineered Hardwood Flooring:

  • Constructed with a core of plywood or MDF topped with a real wood veneer.
  • Offers excellent stability and resists warping due to moisture fluctuations.
  • Suitable for installation on all grade levels, including basements.
  • Easier to install than solid hardwood, often featuring click-lock mechanisms.
  • Available in a wider variety of colors and finishes due to the manufacturing process.
  • Generally less expensive than solid hardwood.
  • The veneer top layer can only be sanded and refinished a limited number of times.

Ultimately, the best choice for you depends on your specific needs and priorities. Here are some additional factors to consider:

  • Subfloor type: Solid hardwood requires a flat and stable subfloor, while engineered hardwood can be installed on concrete or uneven subfloors with proper preparation.
  • Moisture exposure: If installing in moisture-prone areas like bathrooms or basements, engineered hardwood is a better choice due to its improved stability.
  • Budget: Solid hardwood is generally more expensive, while engineered hardwood offers a wider range of price points.
  • Desired aesthetic: Solid hardwood offers a timeless, classic look, while engineered hardwood provides more design flexibility with various colors and finishes.

What species of wood are best for high-traffic areas?

When it comes to high-traffic areas, choosing a hardwood species with exceptional durability is key. Here are some of the best options for withstanding heavy foot traffic:

  • Hickory: Renowned for its strength and resilience, hickory boasts a Janka Hardness rating (a measure of wood’s resistance to indentation) of around 1820, making it one of the hardest commercially available domestic woods. It can handle heavy traffic beautifully and comes with a beautiful, characterful grain pattern.

  • Red Oak: A classic choice for hardwood flooring, red oak offers a good balance between hardness (Janka rating of around 1290) and affordability. It’s readily available, comes in a variety of stain colors, and can withstand daily wear and tear well.

  • White Oak: Slightly harder than red oak (Janka rating of around 1360), white oak offers a more subtle and elegant grain pattern. It’s a popular choice for contemporary and minimalist aesthetics while holding up well in high-traffic areas.

  • Maple: Known for its smooth texture and light-colored finish, maple is another great option for high-traffic areas.While not quite as hard as hickory (Janka rating around 1450), its tight grain structure makes it resistant to scratches and dents.

  • Ash: A beautiful and light-colored wood, ash provides excellent durability with a Janka rating of around 1320. It boasts a straight, clean grain and can be stained to achieve various looks. However, ash can be susceptible to dents,so consider the specific activity level in the high-traffic area.

Here are some additional factors to consider when choosing a wood species for high-traffic areas:

  • Presence of pets: If you have pets with claws, a very hard wood like hickory might be the best choice to minimize scratches.
  • Desired aesthetics: Consider the overall style of your home and what kind of wood grain pattern and color best complements your vision.
  • Budget: Hickory tends to be more expensive than red oak or maple, so keep your budget in mind when making your final decision.

Remember, speaking with a hardwood flooring professional can be very helpful in guiding you towards the best species for your specific needs and preferences. At Floor Coverings International®, we’re happy to have a free consultation with you to discuss your goals and desires.

What does an estimate include?

Our flooring project estimates include both material costs and installation costs. This way, we can ensure your quote includes a manufacturer-approved installation process which protects your warranty.

How long does a consultation take?

The entire process takes about 90 minutes and provides all the information you need to choose the best partner for your flooring installation project — from product selection to a timeline estimate.

What happens during your in-home appointment?

Our signature consultations streamline the flooring selection and installation process in four simple steps. Here’s what you can expect when you schedule a free in-home meeting with a Design Associate;

  1. Personal Consultation. Every appointment is assigned to a designated flooring professional. You will always have access to your Design Associate from start to finish.
  2. In-Home Shopping. We’ll arrive in our Mobile Flooring Showroom® and bring over 3,000 product options directly to your home, so you can visualize how each will look in your space’s lighting, décor and style.
  3. Budget Conscious Proposals. Once your Design Associate has a good understanding of your goals and budget, you can expect several proposal options that perfectly balance price with the product and installation.
  4. Fast Quotes. During your consultation, our Design Associate will deliver complete proposal options for your flooring project the same day.*

*Larger projects may take up to 48-hours to deliver a complete proposal. Commercial project estimates will vary.

Do you have a flooring store I can visit?

Many of our Floor Coverings International® locations have local warehouses or storefronts, but visits are usually by appointment only.

Most customers browse our products at an on-site consultation.We bring our entire flooring catalog to each appointment, so you can visualize how different materials and designs will look in your unique space.

Do your flooring products come with a manufacturer guarantee?

Yes! The products available in our mobile showroom include a factory-direct limited warranty.

Manufacturer warranties will cover product defects, such as a stain-resistant carpet that becomes stained.

Remember…

These warranties will rarely cover regular wear and tear, and their typical lifespan is up to ten years.

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