Carpet Installation and Hardwood Flooring! Shop in Your Own Home!

Updated September 3rd, 2017

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, waterproof flooring, LVT 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.

We Will Not be Undersold on New Carpet or Hardwood Flooring!

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.

Carpet Installation

Dover Floor Covering provides some of the best styles, colors and prices on new carpet. With our low overhead, Dover Floor Covering is dedicated to passing along those savings to our customers! Our company vans are jam packed with enough new carpet samples to fill a small carpet store. We have a large selection of carpet styles that include designer multi-toned cut pile carpets, fashionable berbers, textured weaves, level looped carpet, patterned carpet and more! We also carry every different carpet yarn available. We have nylon carpets, solution dyed nylon carpets, polyester, Smartstrand, olefin and more.

We take great pride in our carpet installation services. Dover Floor Covering only uses high quality carpet installation crews. Our promise to you is to be on the job site on your scheduled installation day. We will be on time and will perform the carpet installation in a professional manner.

Hardwood Floor Installation

Hardwood flooring will add beauty, performance and value to your home. Dover Floor Covering carries a variety of hardwood flooring including: engineered hardwood flooring and solid hardwood flooring. Some of the hardwood species we carry are: oak hardwood flooring, maple, hickory, American cherry, ash, birch, walnut, Brazilian Cherry and lots more. The hand rubbed oil finished hardwood floors are a must see. 

Dover Floor Covering also provides high quality hardwood floor installation. We can install solid hardwood flooring, engineered hardwood flooring or click together floating hardwood flooring. Nail down, staple down, glue down or click, hardwood floor installation is what we specialize in. Call today for an in home consultation.

Vinyl Flooring, Ceramic Tile and Luxury Vinyl Tile

Dover Floor Covering also carries sheet vinyl flooring, ceramic tile, LVT and most every type of flooring available for residential installation. We also carry the new waterproof flooring. This type of flooring is under the LVT banner and is great for wet areas in the home. Areas such as basements, laundry rooms, mud rooms, kitchens and any other room in the home where water may be an issue. Vinyl installation and tile floor installation can also be provided.

We Are a Locally Based Flooring Company!

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 November 14th, 2017

Solid Wood Treads or Wood Flooring on Stairs?

We are currently working on a large solid hardwood job and we will be replacing the carpet on the steps with hardwood. There are a few ways to do this but the main two ways of turning your stairs into a hardwood staircase is to install solid wood treads or install hardwood flooring on the steps.

What's the best way? It depends on what type of steps you currently have, the overall look desired and the construction of the stair itself.

Oak Treads

The staircase in question is an open ended stairwell where both of the step ends are open and do not have a stringer (the stringer is the side of the stairwell that each individual step ends at. Only enclosed stairwells will have stringers). These steps currently have a railing with spindles that are attached at the edges of the step. In this case, 7 steps have both sides open ended and 7 more steps that butt up to a stringer on one side and are open ended on the other side.

Now normally the best way to turn these carpeted steps into a wood stairway would be to disassemble the hand railing, remove the carpet and install solid wood treads (removing and replacing the current tread is a job for a finish carpenter). Then you would need to sand down, stain and finish the treads with an oil base or water based finish. You can also install a wood riser to be stained or painted depending on your preference.

The second option is used when you are installing a new hardwood floor in other rooms of the house that lead up to the stairs. If you are purchasing a pre-finished hardwood floor and you want the stairs to match, then 1 good option would be to install the pre-finished hardwood flooring on the stairs also.

With enclosed steps this is no big deal. We do it all the time. On an opened ended staircase then the best method becomes more murky.

Hardwood Flooring Installed on Steps

To install pre-finished hardwood flooring on an open ended stair case, you will have to frame each step with a stair nose. Then install the pre-finished hard wood flooring within that frame. You will cut off the overhang on the current tread. Your new stair noses will become the new overhang. Your riser can be covered with the hardwood flooring also or you can install birch plywood to be painted.

This method will insure that your flooring is an exact match with your stairs. Also, not to be overlooked is the importance of the finish itself also matching. With the job we are working on right now, the hardwood flooring finish is Mohawk's Armor Max which is an extremely hard finish with a 50 year finish warranty. Nothing compares to the wearability of this finish. So if we were to put solid hardwood treads on the stairs and sand, stain and finish them with the best on site finishing products available there would be a huge performance difference between the two floorings.

To sum up; the best method for creating a hardwood staircase is probably using solid wood stair treads but in certain circumstances that will not be the case. Color match and finish match are two very important considerations. So in our example, installing a pre-finished hardwood flooring product onto the existing stairs is the better choice.