Classic Look and Durability

shutterstock_96515209 (c) Iriana Shiyan Choose Floor Coverings International for all your solid hardwood flooring needs in the greater Plainfield, New Jersey area. Hardwood floors are extremely desirable in Westfield, New Jersey homes because of their beauty and durability. You can choose between solid, engineered, and laminate hardwood.

You may be asking what makes solid hardwood different from engineered hardwood floors? We hear this often from our Westfield area customers. The difference is that solid wood floors are crafted from a single piece of timber, while engineered hardwoods are constructed using multiple layers of different woods.  Solid hardwood gets it’s classically beautiful look and durability from this construction.

Advantages & Disadvantages

One main advantage of solid hardwood flooring is that it can be cleaned very easily. Solid hardwood can also be sanded and refinished multiple times which means that it can be used in your home for years to come even if scuffs and scrapes appear.

Choosing hardwood floors gives you a number of different style options. Solid hardwood flooring comes in common species such as oak and maple, and also in more exotic forms such as Brazilian cherry. You can even customize your stain and finish so you can be sure to find a solid wood option that meets your needs.

However, solid hardwood is susceptible to heat and moisture damage. It can contract or expand depending on the temperature and humidity conditions of your home or office. Most installers compensate for this by leaving a small bit of space between the flooring and the wall during installation. If you are planning on installing hardwood in your basement or someplace that is very humid, you may want to consider engineered hardwood flooring instead. Be sure to choose a trusted installer or company such as Floor Coverings International of North Central New Jersey to install your solid wood floors to minimize the chance of damage from buckling or warping due to improper installation.

Our Partners

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We partner with leading manufacturers, including Shaw and Armstrong,  to offer our customers a variety of quality hardwood products at a competitive price. No matter if you’re looking for a domestic species or something more exotic, you’ll find an option that fits your needs at Floor Coverings International.

Our team of flooring specialists have extensive experience in selling, designing, and installing hardwood floors for both residential and commercial spaces. We work with you from the very beginning in the design consultation to determine the best hardwood floors for your project all the way through installation and clean up. We are committed to completing your flooring project on time, on budget, and to your satisfaction. Call us to schedule your free, no-obligation, in-home estimate! We proudly serve the greater Westfield, Scotch Plains, and Plainfield, New Jersey areas.

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