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Floor Coverings International is proud to serve the community of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the surrounding area. We are a locally owned business, and are dedicated to providing superior customer service. While our studio is in Waukesha, we will “bring the store to your door” so you can see the samples in the same space it will be installed. We also provide design advice to help you find the perfect floors for your flooring project.

Hardwood flooring is a very popular flooring material in the Milwaukee, WI area. It is often chosen because of its durability and beauty. There are many different aspects when considering hardwood flooring including which type of construction, the species, stain, and finish.

With so many options available, it can help to talk with product experts such as our designers at Floor Coverings International. They’ll guide you through the process of choosing the right wood floors for your home by carefully considering your decor, your lifestyle needs, and budget. Then our installation team will provide a quick and efficient of your new floors. We are committed to finishing your wood flooring project in a manner that is on-time, on-budget, and to your exact needs. Here are some areas to explore when considering wood floors for your Milwaukee area home.

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Hardwood Construction

  • Solid Hardwood. Made from a single piece of timber, this type of floor can be refinished over time and offers extreme beauty. Install this type of wood floor at or above grade.
  • Engineered Hardwood. Constructed of multiple layers of wood, the top layer is a solid hardwood. This gives the plank more structural support than solid hardwood so it can be installed below-grade.

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There are a multitude of wood species to consider for your home. From exotic hardwoods such as Brazilian cherry, to domestic species such as oak and maple, each species offers unique benefits and drawbacks. Be sure to speak to a wood flooring expert to determine the best match for your Milwaukee home. Below are some popular species.

Finish

Both solid and engineered wood floors can come prefinished or unfinished, and will be used based on personally preferences and needs.

  • Prefinished Hardwood Flooring. No sanding or staining is necessary to complete your wood floor installation with prefinished wood floors.
  • Unfinished Hardwood Flooring. Also called site-finished floors, unfinished wood floors can offer you a great degree of customization especially in terms of stains and coloring.

Explore a small sampling of our wood floors by visiting our online product gallery. To see samples in the comfort of your Milwaukee, WI home, be sure to click or call to schedule your free estimate!

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