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Solid Hardwood Flooring & Engineered Hardwood Flooring Options

The team at Lakeside Floor Coverings delivers the best experience for all of our customers, from start to finish!

Whether you are in the market for new hardwood floors throughout your space or you are looking to revamp a particular area, Lakeside Floor Coverings is the team you want on your side to masterfully execute your hardwood floor vision!

At Lakeside Floor Coverings, we both sell and install all of our hardwood flooring options – this means we’re ready to bring you the best potential options to outfit your unique space.

Let our experts direct you toward products that will create just the right look and trust that we will provide the utmost in installation methods to bring your project to life!

What is Considered a Hardwood Floor?

Hardwood floors are a type of flooring that is made from timber. It has been, and will continue to be, a very popular flooring choice for years to come. That’s likely due to the inherent charm and natural beauty that the many hardwood flooring variations offer.

Our knowledge and expertise in hardwood flooring give our clients the best buying experience possible. You can trust that our team will provide you with the most robust selection of hardwood flooring so that you have the largest set of options, right at your fingertips!

Hardwood floors are known to enhance any space they furnish and what’s lovely about this flooring solution is the variety of aesthetic options out there on the market. They are a tried and true flooring solution that has graced households and different spaces for decades.

Our hardwood flooring experts will deliver on our promise to bring a strong and durable flooring solution to your home!

And what’s even better is their life span which can be counted on for years and years to add just the right beauty and value to your home!

Get in touch with our team to discover your floor covering and installation options. We’re looking forward to working with you.

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Why Should You Choose Hardwood Floors?

At Lakeside Floor Coverings, we love to sell hardwood floors because it gives us the opportunity to praise the many benefits of this flooring solution.

And given that you are here on this page, we can assume that you might be in the market for some new flooring! Let us explain to you why hardwood floors should be your chosen flooring solution.

One of the best features of hardwood flooring is that it seems to have a chameleon-type quality that allows this flooring type to blend into just about any decor scheme out there.

Simply put, their sometimes stunning simplicity can make them a staple in any space that is prone to design changes as time and style evolve!

When you visit Lakeside Floor Coverings, you might get lost in all of the colors, shades, and wood species that we offer. But we can save you!

Rely on our sales team to curate a selection of hardwood flooring types that best suit your unique needs and preferred style.

Hardwood floors tend to be the gift that just keeps on giving! Why, you may ask? That’s because their beauty and timeless style last nearly a lifetime! Wood floors are a breeze to clean and their durability allows them to stand up to potential damage over time.

While they can last for generations, if you are someone who likes to switch up the design palette of your space, then wood flooring is a great flooring solution for you!
If the time comes that you want to revamp your space, some wood flooring varieties offer the ability to be refinished and in no time you will have new life in your space! This only adds to their longevity.

The Lakeside Floor Coverings team would love to talk about your options when it comes to providing you with a hardwood flooring option that delivers on its ability to be in your space for the long run!

Return on Investment
Although the price of hardwood flooring might exceed other flooring options upfront, if you look at it from a long-term perspective, then it becomes quite the wise choice!

Due to their low maintenance and durability, you likely don’t need to put much money into their upkeep. For the most part, hardwood floors tend to keep their color over time and you won’t see the wear and tear on them that you might with a carpeting option.

Their longevity makes them a flooring solution that will outlast the test of time and if your style preferences change over time, that’s okay! Instead of investing in new floors, you have the option of refinishing your hardwood floors to give them a makeover!

What makes your investment in wood floors the most worthwhile is when you rely on expert installers like those at Lakeside Floor Coverings who you can depend on to give you a sturdy, long-lasting flooring solution.

Choosing the Hardwood Products for Your Project

Wood floors come in different forms. There are two main types of hardwood flooring and from there, your options are broken down further in terms of how the floors are finished, and even more so in stylistic options.

So, as you can gather, there is quite a mix of products out there! But, don’t let that overwhelm you! The dedicated sales team at Lakeside will present you with the most suitable flooring options that line up with the requirements of your space.

Solid Hardwood Flooring

One type of wood flooring is solid hardwood flooring – it is made of solid timber. In other words, from top to bottom, you can expect each plank of solid hardwood flooring to be completely solid wood.

Generally speaking, each plank is ¾ of an inch thick. Solid hardwood floor plank widths and lengths vary so be sure to work with one of our design consultants to match you with the best solid hardwood flooring option out there.

The solid hardwood flooring variety can also be counted on to be a longer-lasting product than its engineered hardwood counterpart. With their longer lifespan, you can also bank on being able to re-stain an original solid hardwood floor up to four times!

When you work with an expert from Lakeside Floor Coverings, you can guarantee that your solid hardwood flooring results will exceed your expectations!

Wood Species

Lakeside Floor Coverings is proud to offer a plethora of wood species that make up our wood flooring collection.

Varieties in oak, cherry, walnut, hickory, and maple are common offerings we love to recommend to our Lakeside customers!

You can expect variations within each of these species when it comes to hues, coloring, and graining.

At Lakeside, we’d also be delighted to align you with a species that offers the proper Janka hardness rating so that your space has the needed durability in its flooring.

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

The other type of wood flooring is called engineered hardwood. Although engineered wood floors don’t tend to last as long as solid hardwood flooring, they are generally less expensive.

You have an array of options when it comes to the specs of engineered hardwood flooring: thickness, widths, and plank lengths all come in varying sizes.

Engineered hardwood comes with more dimensional stability than solid hardwood flooring, and because of that, you have more freedom when it comes to the type of space they are being used in.

Our expert installers know how to precisely install engineered hardwood floors over a variety of different subfloors. Reach out to us today so we can start the process with you!

Factory Finished vs. Site Finished

Another differentiator of hardwood flooring is how it is finished – hardwood floors come finished in two ways.

Factory-finished hardwood flooring comes to you fully complete. No finishing work needs to be done on-site because factory-finished flooring has its finishing work done before it makes its way to you! One benefit of this is that there’s an absence of any fumes or finishing work smells.

On the other hand, site-finished wood flooring has its finishing work done on-site. Therefore, the planks arrive as unfinished hardwood products. The sanding, staining, and finishing are done right on the premise of the project at hand. This is most advantageous when the project involves color matching to existing finishes.

Lakeside Floor Coverings can be trusted to work with you to consider your best options!

Get in touch with our team to discover your floor covering and installation options. We’re looking forward to working with you.

Other Hardwood Floor Factors to Consider

When all is said and done, it can sometimes be overwhelming to consider all the necessary factors that go into making the wisest wood floor choice.

As if the sheer amount of different types of wood flooring isn’t enough, you also have different installation types, subfloor considerations, and design choices to be aware of!

But, leave all of that worry to us! Give us a call at Lakeside Floor Coverings so we can start to learn about your project in an effort to provide you with the precise information you need!

Hardwood Flooring Installation Type
Our expert hardwood floor installation team will consult with you on the appropriate installation method and provide professional, prompt installation of your new floors.

Lakeside Floor Coverings is excited to offer three installation types for wood floors: nail-down, glue-down, and floating.

The demands of your space will determine which flooring installation option is best suited for your space and we can work with you to figure that out.

Generally speaking, a nail-down method is most often used over a plywood substrate. Worth noting is that you can use a nail-down install for both solid hardwood flooring and the engineered variety.

Glue-down can also be an installation option for both types of flooring. Lakeside’s expert installers use the strongest adhesives to give you the most out of your installation.

If your design eye leads you to an engineered hardwood flooring option, you can trust our skilled installers to use their expertise in a floating floor installation method.

No matter the type of installation, you should know that you can trust the work Lakeside Floor Coverings will do to give you the floors of your dreams!

We are so proud to be able to offer you an array of design options for hardwood flooring. Whether you are looking for a conventional layout or custom borders, patterns, and inlays, we have the experts to make it happen!

If you are drawn toward more timeless designs, hardwood floors can deliver you a traditional flooring aesthetic that you can admire for years to come.

Or, perhaps you like to stay on trend and play with current variations of this everlasting flooring type? Well, you can be sure of Lakeside Floor Covering’s ability to provide you with the most on-point design trends in hardwood flooring colors and plank variations!

Subfloor Considerations
Our trained and experienced staff can be relied upon to inspect your current subfloor situation in order to provide you with the best type of hardwood flooring.

Knowing what type of subfloor you are working with will help dictate which type of hardwood flooring options you should pick from.

Lakeside will be here to help you find those options whether your subfloor is plywood, particle board, or concrete. We’ve got you covered!

Hardwood Flooring – The Bottom Line

No matter the specific details of any given flooring project, the Lakeside team can be trusted to execute! All Lakeside members have a well-versed education that will insightfully lead your project.

Our expansive hardwood floor product line will deliver. Whether you are in the market for a solid wood floor or you prefer engineered wood flooring, we’ve got the selection you need! Your stylistic options are also endless: grain pattern, color variation, wider planks, petite planks, hue selection, etc. We have you covered!

We are passionately devoted to finding our customers the perfect flooring solutions and we can be counted on to bring you just the perfect hardwood flooring solution!

Contact us Lakeside Floor Coverings or 763-503-0100 today so we can get rolling on your hardwood flooring installation project! In no time, your dream floors will become your reality!  


91 reviews on
Alexander Rensch
Alexander Rensch
Kelsey and I had a fantastic experience with Lakeside! We worked the owner Phil and his wonderful sales team to find the right color and texture for our basement. They provided many samples to help with the tough decision. Couldn’t be happier and would absolutely do business with them again!
Carmen M
Carmen M
They did a great job and we love our new floors. We struggled to find the right flooring and color for 2 years, but Lakeside Floor Coverings worked up several custom samples until we found what we liked. See the before and after pictures!
Janice Anderson
Janice Anderson
Keia and Phil are easy to work with and their team provided excellent service. Keia is especially kind and fun to work with, even making sure our young child was welcome in the store and “helpful” to the process. We needed some flooring replaced while working with our homeowners insurance and they helped explain that process and even came out twice when we realized we needed additional measurements and quotes. Very happy with our carpet removal and LVP install in the basement.
Shari McMullen
Shari McMullen
They did a great job. The employees were very competent, skilled and able to communicate the process. The floors look great!
Paul Granos
Paul Granos
Very responsive and they do great work!
Phyllis Berger
Phyllis Berger
Everyone from Lakeside was great to work with. They were very knowledgeable and skilled, from letting us know what they thought would be under our old carpeted floor and needed to be done to make a beautiful hardwood floor in our bedroom. The new flooring flowed seamlessly with the older floor in the hallway. It wasn’t an easy job for them, but in the end the floor is perfect!
Joseph Paulson
Joseph Paulson
Can't say enough good things about these guys. They refinished a hardwood floor that was in rough shape hidden underneath carpet for years. They made it look new again. Then on another project they came and rescued the floor after another contractor who said they knew what they were doing messed it up. Be smart go with them from the start, don't be like me and call them after to save the day. Everyone is so kind and helpful here.
Wyldheart Woodelf
Wyldheart Woodelf
Knowledgeable and patient while I asked a ton of questions. I appreciated everyone working on finding solutions to make my project work within my budget
Lisa Marie Jordet
Lisa Marie Jordet
Wonderful Flooring Store. Excellent Customer service. Knowledgeable and Friendly.