columbia hardwood flooringColumbia homeowners love the look and feel of hardwood. In fact, hardwood flooring is the most common product we sell here at Floor Coverings International Columbia East.

Our customers in the greater Columbia, Cayce, Blythewood area appreciate the strength and beauty of solid hardwood, as well as the timeless warmth it adds to any home. Here is some more information about why it’s so popular with Columbia families.

Only Hardwood

When you choose hardwood, you have countless options. Species and color barely scratch the surface. An important choice you must make is between solid and engineered hardwood. Solid hardwood is the traditional style of wood flooring. It is composed of a single, solid piece of a tree. Engineered hardwood is a newer style that resembles a sandwich. The top layer is a hardwood veneer, but the base is composed of many layers of a composite wood.


Solid hardwood has many advantages over engineered hardwood and other flooring types. Here are some of the most important:

  • Low Maintenance: there is a reason you can find homes from the 1800s with their original hardwood floors. With minimal maintenance, hardwood flooring can last for generations. Simply sweep and vacuum. A large part of its longevity is due to the ability to refinish solid hardwood floors up to ten times, whereas engineered hardwood can only be sanded down three or four times.
  • Versatile: you can find solid hardwood in any species, from red oak to Brazilian cherry. It comes in unfinished or prefinished, plank or strip, and even hand scraped varieties. The hardest part about solid hardwood is choosing just one option!
  • Timeless: families in the South Carolina Midlands have been using local oak and magnolia trees to build flooring for generations. Solid hardwood is warm and authentic. Plus, it never goes out of style.

Find Your Dream Floors

At Floor Coverings International Columbia East, we help Columbia families find their dream floors. Give us a call today to schedule a free, in-home consultation.

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