Wood flooring is a great choice for any home. Wood floors can do wonders for the value of your home and are also popular because of their durability and restorability. Our flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Huntsville have extensive experience installing wood floors and offer some basic wood floor information for residents of Huntsville and Madison County.

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Solid Wood Floors

Solid wood flooring is exactly what it sounds like – a single piece of wood with a tongue and groove side. The great thing about solid wood floors is that they can be sanded and refinished many times over the course of their long lifespans. Many solid wood floors can last a really long time. You’ve probably walked on century-old wood floors without even knowing it!

It’s important to know that solid wood floors should only be installed in rooms above grade. Also, solid wood is prone to expanding and contracting depending on the weather conditions. Solid wood is recommended in rooms with a humidity level between 45 and 65-percent to prevent warping.

Engineered Wood Floors

Engineered wood floors have grown in popularity because of versatility and resiliency.

Engineered wood is made up of several plies of wood that are laminated together to form a single plank. The cross-ply assembly creates a single plank that is more resilient and less affected by moisture, making it a good fit for high-traffic rooms.


Both solid and engineered wood floors can be installed over plywood and existing wood subfloors. However, only engineered wood can be installed over concrete, making it a more versatile flooring option. Engineered wood is also easier paired with in-floor heating systems.


We know you’re just getting started in your wood flooring search. That’s why our experts at Floor Coverings International Huntsville are on hand to answer your questions. We proudly serve the Huntsville and Madison County areas.


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