columbia hardwood flooring

Hardwood flooring adds timeless warmth to any space. That’s why so many families choose hardwood for their new custom flooring projects. At Floor Coverings International Howard County, we carry hundreds of hardwood options in a variety of species, finishes, and sizes. Columbia homeowners love the look and feel of solid hardwood.

Solid vs. Engineered

Traditionally, hardwood flooring is solid, meaning that it is comprised of a single piece of wood. Engineered hardwood is a newer style of hardwood flooring that features layers of wood with a thin hardwood veneer. The main advantage of engineered hardwood is its ease of installation and affordability. Solid hardwood is more durable and long lasting.


Hardwood is one of the oldest styles of flooring. Long before vinyl, laminate, and carpeting were ubiquitous in American homes, hardwood was the first choice for our floors. Homes were built from the hardwood found from local trees. Today, solid hardwood serves as a reminder of the industrious American spirit. Here are some of the many benefits of solid hardwood flooring:

  • Durable: solid hardwood is strong because it is fully comprised of high quality hardwood throughout.
  • Long lasting: when you choose solid hardwood, you have floors that will last for generations when properly maintained. The thickness of each hardwood board allows the floors to be refinished a number of times during its life.
  • Versatile: there are countless solid hardwood options, from red oak planks to dark-stained maple. Any existing décor or aesthetic can benefit from the addition of solid hardwood floors.

Learn from the Experts

At Floor Coverings International Howard County, we help Columbia homeowners with their flooring needs. We offer free, in-home consultations with our mobile design studio option, which allows you to view solid hardwood samples from the comfort of your living room. Call today to schedule your appointment and find the floors of your dreams.

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