Choose timeless hardwood flooring for your home

Hardwood flooring is a sought-after feature in any home, offering timeless charm, durability, and natural beauty. Whether solid or engineered, hardwood floors not only elevate your home’s aesthetic but also add significant value to your property. Read on to learn more about wood flooring and why it may be the ideal floor covering for your remodel.

What is solid wood flooring?

As the name suggests, solid hardwood flooring is made entirely from one piece of natural hardwood. It's famous for its strength, longevity, and the unique character it brings to every room. Solid wood can be sanded and refinished multiple times, allowing homeowners to update their style and enhance the floor's lifespan.

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What is engineered wood flooring?

Engineered wood flooring offers a perfect balance of aesthetics and practicality. While it features a top layer of real hardwood, beneath this lies several layers of high-quality plywood. This multi-layer construction provides enhanced stability, reducing concerns about warping or swelling due to temperature or humidity changes. Plus, engineered wood can also be sanded and refinished, depending on the thickness of the top layer.

Prefinished vs. unfinished wood floors

  • Prefinished hardwood flooring: Prefinished hardwood floors come ready for installation with the stain and finish already applied. Thanks to industrial-grade sealers applied under controlled factory conditions, they offer the advantage of a quicker, less messy installation process and a more consistent and durable finish.
  • Unfinished hardwood flooring: Unfinished hardwood flooring, on the other hand, is finished on-site after installation. This option allows for custom staining and finishing, enabling you to achieve a seamlessly matched floor or a uniquely personalized look. While the process may take longer and involve more clean-up, the result can be an exquisite and tailored finish that reflects your individual style.


When it comes to natural beauty and richness, it is hard to beat the look and warmth of real hardwood. Like most floor covering products, hardwood has changed dramatically over the last few years. Never out of fashion, hardwood floors can add real value to the home. With proper maintenance, these floors can last a lifetime! This can make the price over the life of the product very economical.

Main Floor Covering is proud to have partnered with several of the Industries BEST providers of quality hardwood flooring. We have a wide selection of hardwoods in our showroom to chose from including 3/4″ solid oak, maple, cherry all the way to the exotic species including Tiger wood, bamboo, Brazilian cherry and many others. Our promise to you is that your wood will be installed properly by our professional installers, quickly and professionally on the day we promise.

Tips for Choosing Your Perfect Hardwood:

What level of the home will the wood be placed in? If you want to do the basement, or anything below ground level, you will need to go with an Engineered Wood. Engineered Wood is 100% natural wood that is sliced thinly into several cross sections. These thin pieces of natural wood are laid at a 90 degree angle from the previous piece. This assures the customer that once the wood is laid, it will not be able to expand and contract with the changes in moisture most commonly associated with basements and spaces below ground level.

Next, you need to take into consideration what type of wear do you want to see on your floor? Some Woods are very soft and will dent and scratch easily. If you are looking for a more durable wood that is more resistant to animal nails, stiletto heels, or general wear and tear you will want a harder wood.

Lastly, you will want to look for the type of wood construction that best suits your tastes. There are generally four types to chose from, and we have a large sampling of each one. They include: 3/4 Solid Hardwood Flooring (Unfinished or Pre-finished), Engineered Wood (Unfinished or Pre-finished), Longstrip Wood Planks (Pre-finished) or Parquet Tiles.

Hardwood Flooring can be very confusing, so please stop in and let our expert staff guide you to the right wood floor for your home.
Hardwood flooring in Shelby Township, MI from Main Floor Coverings

The benefits of hardwood floors

Hardwood flooring provides a multitude of benefits, making it a premium choice for homeowners:

  1. Durability and longevity: Wood floors are known for their resilience and long-lasting quality. With proper care, these floors can last for generations.
  2. Easy to clean: Unlike carpets, hardwood floors are easy to maintain. Regular sweeping and occasional mopping are all that's required to keep them looking their best.
  3. Improved air quality: Wood floors contribute to a healthier indoor environment because they don't harbor allergens or dust mites like carpets can.
  4. Aesthetically pleasing: With a variety of colors, grains, and finishes available, hardwood flooring offers endless design possibilities.

Visit us for top-quality wood floors

Invest in hardwood flooring today to experience a blend of natural beauty, durability, and timeless style in your home. Whether you choose solid or engineered, prefinished or unfinished, you'll benefit from flooring that enhances your living spaces, improves air quality, and adds value to your property.

Contact Main Floor Coverings today for professional advice and a wide range of hardwood flooring options. We're here to guide you through the process, ensuring you make the perfect choice for your home. Our showroom in Utica, MI, serves Shelby Township, MI, Macomb, MI, Washington, MI, Rochester, MI, and Sterling Heights, MI.