Wood floors are kind of like blue jeans or aviator sunglasses – they’ve been around for a long time and will always be in style.   With lasting appeal, durability, and versatility, it’s easy to see why wood floors continue to be one of the most popular flooring surfaces. Floor Coverings International Shallotte has all kinds of wood flooring options, like reclaimed, distressed, black wood, rustic, and dozens of other popular styles.

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Lasting appeal

The usage of hardwood flooring began in the Middle Ages and became especially popular in Northern climates because of the plethora of taller trees. Wood floors were also a staple of Colonial America. In fact, many historic homes still have original wood floors from the 18th and 19th century! Now more than a millennium from when they were first introduced, wood floors continue to be more prominent than ever.


It depends on the type of wood installed, but many wood flooring surfaces are highly durable.   That’s why wood floors are especially popular in high-traffic areas, such as family rooms, dining rooms, and entryways. Whether it’s pet hair or food and liquid spills, wood floors are easy to clean and can withstand most daily wear-and-tear. Scratches can often be buffed out and in extreme cases the wood can be refinished.


Wood floors are great for people who like to change the interiors of their homes. Need a warmer feel for your bare feet? Just put a rug over part of your hardwood. Changing up the furniture in a room? The hardwood floor will likely match everything. For owners with pets and children, wood floors make keeping a clean house much easier.

Floor Coverings International Shallotte is eager to answer your questions about hardwood floors. For residents in Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach, Southport & St. James, contact us today for advice on what type of wood floors will be best for your home. We also offer free in-home estimates!

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