New Carpet and Floor Shopping in Your Own Home!

Updated October 1st, 2016

Is your carpet looking old, worn and matted down? How about your kitchen flooring? We here at Dover Floor Covering feature all of the newest styles in floor covering including new carpet, hardwood flooring, vinyl flooring, ceramic tile and laminate flooring. Shop for flooring in the comfort of your own home! Dover Floor Covering's mobile showroom on wheels saves time, money and gas. From the comfort of your home you can browse through a myriad of flooring samples making it easy to match your decor in your home's natural lighting.

From soft carpet to new hardwood flooring, that offer beauty and durability, to laminate flooring, ceramic tile and vinyl flooring, Dover Floor Covering has you covered.

Jeff Dean Owner of Dover Floor CoveringNew soft carpet styles by Beaulieu of America and Mohawk are featured for your living room, dining room, bedrooms and hallways. We also carry Mohawk's newest carpet yarn style Triexta! (Smartstrand). Congoleum vinyl products are our preferred cushioned products for kitchens, bathrooms and entry ways. Mohawk ceramic tile is a beautiful addition to any master bath, kitchen, entry or mud room. Laminate floors can be installed or purchased separately for the do-it your selfer.

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Because of our low overhead, we can meet or beat most every price on new flooring! We understand that in the current economy, lower flooring prices are more important than ever. But not only low prices but great value. We only use highly qualified flooring installation crews that are hand picked. You no longer have to "hope" you get a good installer from one of the big box stores. You can know that you will get our best flooring installation crew for your home improvement project. Call today for your in home consultation. 248-889-4253.

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  • In home flooring consultation for your convenience
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  • Low overhead means lower prices to our customers
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We serve the fine communities of White Lake, Highland, Milford, Bloomfield Hills, Brighton, Clarkston, Northville, Commerce, Davisburg, Holly, Walled Lake, Wixom, Novi, West Bloomfield, Waterford, Hartland, South Lyon, Oakland County and many, many more.

 

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Updated October 1st, 2016

A Little Something Different From Beaulieu.....

With all of the new products out there in the floating floor space, here's a new one. Beaulieu has entered into the hard surface market with some offerings in the luxury vinyl plank flooring space and now has introduced a new product called Core Tec One. 

Core Tec One TarboroThe evolution of floating floors has gone like this (this list mainly includes mainstream products not niche products): laminate floors that you would glue together at the seams but would still float, then laminate floors that would click together. 

Another hard surface flooring segment includs luxury vinyl plank flooring. These are solid vinyl "plank" flooring that would be glued down like any other tile. The difference was the makeup of the vinyl flooring itself. Instead of being hard like VCT, vinyl plank flooring was pliable. Not stiff at all. Then came luxury vinyl plank flooring that would click together and wasn't glued down (I still have some serious concerns about this style of flooring. More on that later). 

Each of these styles of hard surface flooring had their strong points and weak points. For instance: If there were some moisture concerns in the area being covered with the new flooring then you really couldn't glue down the new hard surface flooring (because the adhesive will fail in areas where there is too much moisture and hence the flooring could start to peel up, buckle or curl at the corners). A click together floor may be the best bet for these areas. I do say "may". There are other concerns with areas that have moisture than just will the floor stay down (such as mildew issues...).

So, with all that being said, Beaulieu comes out with a new product that we mentioned above. Core Tec One. This is a hybrid type flooring in that it is constructed like a laminate floor but has a top layer of luxury vinyl tile. 

Core Tec One SpaltedThe advantages of this type of flooring are many:

1. Core Tec One is thick like a laminate. It has a locking system so it installs like a laminate floor. It's core is not made like laminate floor so it won't absorb water. It is considered a "waterproof" engineered floor. So you can install it in wet areas and you won't get any cupping, curling or buckling.
2. Since it is a floating floor you won't have to worry about adhesion failure (it can be installed in very wet areas)
3. With the core being thick and waterproof you don't have to worry about planks pulling apart (which is my main concern with floating, click together luxury vinyl plank flooring. The mills will tell you that the luxury vinyl plank click together floor is fine but I've seen too many vinyl click together flooring where the seams are pulling apart. Vinyl naturally expands and contracts. Just ask any vinyl siding man. They will tell you that when they install vinyl siding on a house that they can't nail it on tight because the siding needs room to expand and contract. In general, vinyl moves around so the same principal applies to solid vinyl plank flooring....). This is not a concern with Core Tec One.

So, to sum up, Core Tec One is a great floor for applications that you may normally install vinyl plank flooring. It works in areas with moisture concerns. It floats and won't pull apart. You don't need a moisture barrier with this floor. It can be installed over most any other hard surface flooring including wood floors, ceramic tile, vct, vinyl flooring, cement floors and any other structurally sound substrate.

Core Tec One. Something different. Check it out......