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You Won’t Believe How Easy It Is To Beautify Your Home With Hardwood Floors

If you are interested in installing hardwood flooring, here are some tips to help you choose the best hardwood floors for you as a consumer.

This information is important to consider because it will directly effect your satisfaction with your investment in hardwood floor.  Learning more about hardwood flooring and identifying how they would work in your space will help ensure that your hardwood floors last for many years and increase the value of your home. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you make an apportionment for consultation with your local hardwood floor professional. 

A)   Location

The location of the wood flooring is at the top of the list because the of the level that the floor will be installed and how the space will be used.  Taking location into consideration will help determine the type of floor that would fit best for your space.

The level classifications include:  On Grade meaning ground level, above grade which would include floors second level or higher, and below ground level.  Hardwood floors will be affected by moisture and humidity and will expand and contract depending on levels of moisture in the room.  The subfloors of the space are a major factor for new installations as some floors are better to install over concrete.

Considering the amount of traffic the wood floors will endure throughout the years will help you in deciding the finish and type of wood to choose. Certain species of wood are softer than others and can scratch or dent easier.  Specifically rooms like kitchens and bathrooms will require more cleaning and the floor will be exposed to water. These are the factors to consider and ask your hardwood floor professional about during your consultation. It is important to understand how wood interacts with water and the way it will be used over the years to make the best choice.

B)   Style

The appearance of the area of new hardwood floor & how the flooring will look in accordance to the space is a major factor in your decision. The finish of the wood floor along with the species of wood are important when styling a space.  There are many choices of wood including new “Green” options for wood floors and finishes.

Popular  choices for hardwood species can include Oak, Walnut, Maple, Beech, Ash, Birch and American Cherry.  Learn more about each species & the manufacturer to get detailed information that will help you make the best decision.  Colors of hardwoods can vary from species to species and the finish will change the color of the wood significantly. Consideration on the finished result of your hardwood floor instalation should be compared to the color scheme of the room and furniture.

Trends for this spring include dark Ebony finishes which can offer a modern look, Brazilian Cherry which has a mosaic look and American Cherry which are being used in wide planks, another trend for this year.

Getting more informed will not only be ensuring you get a return on your investment but end up getting the full enjoyment of your new beautiful wood floors. 




One Response

  1. Adrienn Red says:

    Regular cleaning and maintenance with the right hardwood floor cleaner helps ensure our hardwood floor always looks its beauty. Thanks for sharing.

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