With classic beauty and appeal, it is easy to see why so many homeowners opt to install hardwood floors in their home. At Floor Coverings International® of Houston we know that there are many benefits to hardwood. That being said, wood-look laminate could be a better option for your Houston Heights home. Keep reading to find out which flooring style is perfect for you!

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It’s hard to deny that hardwood floors are absolutely stunning. Even hardwood trends have a timeless aesthetic, perfect for any Houston Heights home. From design to grain, our friendly professionals can help you pick the perfect hardwood for your home. Although hardwood floors can be expensive, they are long-lasting and will add value to your home, making them a great investment.


Hardwood floors have a reputation for accumulating scratches and damage. While some species have a softer surface, our experts can help you navigate the Janka Hardness Scale and pick a durable option for your home. With proper maintenance, you can easily keep your hardwood scratch-free and extend its lifespan.

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If you’re looking for an affordable alternative to hardwood floors, laminate is the obvious choice. Laminate flooring can accurately mimic any hardwood style, from hickory to cherry, so you can easily find a design that works in your home. Made with an extra durable finish, it is a great option for busy, pet-friendly households.


Despite being significantly more affordable than hardwood, laminate is not as long-lasting. Unlike hardwood floors, it cannot be refinished, so it is important to regularly clean your laminate floors. With proper maintenance, laminate can stay beautiful for years. If price is the largest factor in your flooring decision, then laminate is likely the best option.

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Do you know which flooring style is right for your home or do you still want to explore your options? Either way, our experts can help. Schedule a free, in-home design consultation to learn exactly which flooring style will work in your home. We are proud to serve the greater Greater Heights, Montrose, Upper Kirby, Museum District, and Downtown area.

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