Floor Coverings International – serving the greater Ottawa area – is your local solution for solid hardwood flooring. Solid hardwood is crafted from a single piece of timber. Because it is one unified piece of wood, solid hardwood is very sturdy and durable.
Our team of flooring specialists is ready to assist you every step of the way during the purchase, design, and installation of your new floors. We have many years and a wide variety of experience under our belt, so you can trust us to be professional and knowledgeable about your flooring project.
Advantages & Disadvantages
Solid hardwood flooring is a high quality product, partly because it is so easy to repair. It can be sanded and refinished many times without losing quality, so you don’t have to worry as much about scuffs and scrapes. Also, as the years go by it will age naturally and beautifully.
However, solid hardwood flooring is susceptible to moisture and heat damage. It can expand and contract depending on heat and humidity conditions. Most installers compensate for this fact by leaving a little bit of space between the flooring and the wall during installation.
Solid hardwood flooring comes in all of the common species such as oak and maple, but it is also available in more exotic African and South American species. Because we are partnered with national manufacturers, we have access to all the major brands at competitive prices.