The Floor Covering Shop carries a diverse selection of exotic and domestic hardwood, in a broad range of types and styles. If you are looking for wide planks or hand-scraped hardwoods with dark finishes and weathered appearance to hickory or oak and others, The Floor Covering Shop has it all. We carry hardwood in a full array of colors and finishes with modern ‘looks. Exotic hardwoods are any type of wood that has been harvested from South America and other worldwide locations other than North America. Domestic hardwoods are any type of wood that can be taken from forests in North America.
We professionally install and supply hardwood flooring for homeowners in Norwich, Willimantic, Stonington, Colchester, Waterford and other nearby Connecticut communities at the area's best prices. We stock a complete selection of hardwood from the top manufacturers such Mohawk, Mirage, Shaw, Armstrong, Bruce and others, many of whom offer very long or even lifetime warranties. Every installer on The Floor Covering Shop team is insured; Connecticut State licensed and has gained experience through rigorous on-site training. There is no doubt that with such a large amount of flooring products to choose from, you will find the preferred product for your project at a price within your budget.
There are two groups of hardwood available: Solid and engineered hardwood with two different types in each: Domestic and exotic.
- Solid wood planks are made with each plank being one single piece. Solid wood is easily stained in a host of colors and finished in different styles and designs. Over time when the floors lose their original fresh luster, they can be sanded and refinished. This refinishing process costs far less than installing a completely new floor making them an excellent investment. Note that solid hardwood must be kept in the room it will be installed in prior to installation for several days to acclimate to the temperature. Our installers also leave a small gap between every plank to allow for normal contraction and expansion. Solid hardwood should not be used below grade or in a basement, only a grade or above level.
- Engineered wood planks are made with a number of tiers that are glued to each other and squeezed under very high temperature and pressure. This creates strong, long-lasting floors. Engineered hardwood floors can also be stained and finished to match your style and design. It also can be sanded and refinished like solid hardwood, just not as many times. Because of its construction engineered hardwood is a good choice for below grade applications such as basements as well as at grade or above grade.
If you would like more information about our extensive selection of hardwood flooring products, phone us, e-mail us, or stop by our showroom
in Norwich, CT to discuss your interest in hardwood floors with one of our experienced flooring specialists.