At Floor Coverings International Metro East, we help families find the floors of their dreams. Many O’Fallon homeowners choose hardwood for their new custom flooring projects.
Hardwood flooring is an O’Fallon tradition. The first settlers in the region used native trees to build strong, beautiful floors. Today, many O’Fallon families furnish their homes with the same varieties of hardwood: red and white oak, maple, and cherry. Here are three reasons why hardwood floors are so popular:
They’re Low-Maintenance and Durable
Hardwood flooring is a great investment. With minimal maintenance, they can easily last for generations. You can find century-old homes that still have their original hardwood floors. The strength of hardwood depends greatly on its Janka hardness rating. White Oak, for examples, is strong and hardy with a score of 1,360. If dings and scratches do occur, solid hardwood can be refinished up to ten times.
Hardwood Floors are Gorgeous
Furniture and paint colors come and go, but hardwood will always be in style. You can count on its timeless warmth and beauty. Hardwood feels natural and authentic because each and every piece is unique.
Any Aesthetic Can Be Achieved with Hardwood
Hardwood is extremely versatile, with thousands of available options. It comes in a variety of species—red oak, maple, hickory, and mahogany, for example—each with their own qualities. Hardwood flooring can also be cut to different widths. Thin hardwood can add elegance to a formal dining room. Wide planks can add rustic charm to your country cabin.
Find the Perfect Hardwood
It’s not hard to find a hardwood you’ll love, but it might be difficult to choose just one. That’s why our mobile showroom is an excellent option. Simply make an appointment and one of our design specialists will bring samples to you. Find the right hardwood from the comfort of your living room. Call today for your free, in-home consultation.
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