Carpet or hardwood flooring?

Carpet or hardwood flooring?

Hardwood floors and carpeting tend to run neck-and-neck in popularity. The main difference is the feeling underfoot; carpet is soft and luxurious, and hardwood flooring is a hard surface.

We'll break it all down for you to make the best decision.

Are you considering wood floors?


No one can ever doubt the natural beauty of hardwood floors. They add warmth and charm to a space and are versatile enough to work with any decor.

With hardwood flooring, you can change the color when sanded and stained. 

There are two versions of hardwood: solid, with one thickness throughout, and engineered hardwood flooring, which has a construction that makes it more stable and better able to handle water.

Both last for decades and both can be refinished. Whether solid or engineered, wood floors add the highest ROI to your property values; you'll recoup 70% to 80% of the initial cost, as reflected in an increased value.

In our showroom, you'll see various species, including oak, maple, hickory, birch, ash, and more. Textures include brushed, hand-scraped, smooth, and distressed to put the finishing touch on your wood floors.

Come into our showroom when you are shopping for wood flooring in Raleigh, NC. You’ll see products like Atlantic by Hallmark Floors or Atlantic Heritage Wharf by Chesapeake Flooring. 

About carpet


With so many colors, designs, and styles, there's something for everyone and every budget. 

From looped styles to cut-piles and cut & loops, there's something for every decor. 

Depending on quality and care, carpet can last up to 20 years.

Premier flooring source in Raleigh, NC


Not all hardwood flooring is the same. Some species are harder than others, so tell the staff at Floor Coverings International if you have extra durability needs.

Visit our showroom
in Raleigh, NC. You'll also see brands like Bruce, Hartco, and Healthier Choice. We work with homeowners and businesses in Raleigh, Clayton, Garner, Cary, Durham, Wake Forest, Apex, North Raleigh, Holly Springs, and Morrisville.