Wood and Laminate Flooring

Tri-County Carpet and Flooring in Fairbury, IL, has a large selection of various types of wood and laminate flooring. Our knowledgeable professionals will help you choose the type that is right for your property, your lifestyle, and your budget.


Solid Wood Flooring
A solid piece of wood from top to bottom. The thickness of solid wood flooring can vary, but generally ranges from ¾” to 5/16”. One of the many benefits of solid wood flooring is that it can be sanded and refinished many times. Solid wood flooring can be installed above or on grade.

Engineered Wood Flooring
Real wood floors that are manufactured using three to nine layers of different wood veneers. The sub layers can be of the same species, or of different species. The grain of each layer runs in different directions, which makes it very stable. This means that the wood will expand and contract less than solid wood flooring during fluctuations in humidity and temperature. The top layer of engineered wood flooring consists of high-quality wood. While this type of flooring can be sanded and finished, it cannot be done as many times as solid wood flooring. Engineered wood flooring can be installed above, on or below grade.

Designer Wood Plank 
1/8" inch thick wood flooring made from vinyl & plastic materials that look like real wood. These are a durable and inexpensive alternative to real wood and come in many sizes, styles, and textures. We carry all of the popular brands including Hallmark, Earthwerks, Mirra, etc...




The lamination process is quite simple. Basically, it fuses together two or more types of materials and then seals them together. Since the process is rather basic, the world of laminate flooring is full of choices. Wood, stone, and tile are some of the most popular lamination choices. Any type of grain and color of wood or layout of stone or tile can be captured, laminated and split into easily-assembled planks from which you can create a floor. This process provides customers with so many choices that sometimes making a decision can be difficult. But, don’t be discouraged. Our experts here can walk you through the process!

Over two-thirds of today’s laminates fall under this easy-to-install, glueless click-lock category. Note: some laminate floors come with a pre-attached underpad, making installation even quicker and easier. Laminate floors without a pre-attached underpad often require that an underpad be laid down prior to installation of the laminate floor to provide a level of cushion and sound absorption. Additionally, if the laminate floor is being installed on or below grade, or in an area subject to moisture, a separate thin plastic underlayment will need to be laid down prior to installation of the laminate floor to provide a moisture barrier (aka vapor barrier). This needs to be done whether the laminate floor has a pre-attached underpad or not.

Glued Laminate
You’ll need to glue the joints together. While this makes for a very strong floor once installed, installation cost and time is higher than with a glueless-click.

Here, the joints have a glue already applied to them, but may need to be moistened to activate the glue before you join them together.

Our showroom is stocked full of samples for you to peruse. Take some home today to determine what would look best in your home. Our professionals are always available to answer questions and offer their opinions so you get the best type of flooring.

Contact us today at 815-692-3666 for more information about our various types of tile.