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.


  Flooring Blog

Updated February 26th, 2018

Why are humidity levels important for a wood flooring installation job and for the wood flooring itself going forward?

Wood flooring is made of wood (duh!). The wood in the hardwood flooring was once a living and breathing tree. During the tree's lifespan, the wood constantly had moisture flowing through it to feed the tree. So, while the term "wood flooring and water don't mix" is accurate, the fact is hardwood flooring still needs some moisture to keep from drying out and remaining viable.

Gapping caused by low humidity levels

If your home is allowed to become too dry, your hardwood flooring will contract (shrink). If the surrounding air remains too dry for an extended period of time, then the wood flooring (and your furniture and pretty much anything in your home made of wood) could start to crack. When you see cracking in a hardwood floor or in your wood furniture it will almost always be from lack of moisture. Just as your skin will start to crack when it's dry so will your hardwood floor. And just as this is bad for your skin it's also bad for your hardwood flooring. Expansion and contraction in your hardwood flooring is fairly normal but cracking is not and really can't be fixed. A cracked board will remain cracked. Replacement is really the only option to get rid of a cracked floor board.

Cupping of hardwood flooring

Now, too much moisture is also bad for wood. Too much moisture can cause the hardwood flooring to expand so much that it can actually cup or buckle. As each individual board making up a hardwood flooring installation absorbs moisture out of the air they will start expanding. Each hardwood flooring job should have adequate expansion gaps around the edge of the room allowing for this normal expansion. Without adequate expansion gaps (and too much moisture in the air) the hardwood flooring will cup (the edges of the boards will raise while the middle stays down). With extreme moisture absorption the flooring will start to buckle.

Cupping caused from too much moisture

So you can see that too much moisture or too little moisture can really damage your hardwood flooring. Just the right amount of moisture is ideal. Keeping your home with a relative humidity level between 35% and 55% will keep the wood flooring from gapping in the dry months and cupping or buckling during the humid months. You can purchase a humidistat from your local hardware store to monitor the health (humidity levels) of your home.

If your home is too dry, you may need to purchase a whole house humidification system that attaches to your furnace (as a matter of fact, if you have hardwood floors in your home you should definitely have a whole house humidification system) or smaller 1 room humidifiers set up in or near the areas that you have wood floors. With a humidistat and some type of humidification system you should be able to keep your home within the required humidity levels for optimal hardwood flooring performance. This will minimize the fooring's expansion and contraction cycles. If you kept your home at a constant humidity level of let's say 41%, you really shouldn't have any floor movement at all (theoretically). 

Wood and water don't mix but hardwood and some moisture is critical for a healthy hardwood floor that will last for years and years and years......

Next week we'll talk about the differences between an engineered floor and solid hardwood as it pertains to expansion and contraction. How wider width planks also affect performance when it comes to expansion and contraction. Also, dimensional stability. How it's different between solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring and how different species are affected by similar moisture levels......