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Choosing the best hardwood flooring

by Tiles plus More Metro West’s #1 Choice of Homeowners & Contractors

If you have settled on fitting wood flooring in MetroWest, then the decision won’t be as easy as simply visiting a store and purchasing any wood. There are a number of factors that should be held into account in order to accentuate the value of your investment. This guide will assist you to choose the best wood floors based on your requirements and demands.

Solid or engineered wood

To an average Joe, the disparity amid solid and engineered wood can be difficult to observe. Aside from their appearances, though, there is nothing identical between the two. While engineered wood is sturdier, solid wood has a longer life and can be polished and resurfaced multiple times. Both solid and engineered wood are made using real wood so if the "wooden" essence is what you’re after, you cannot go wrong with either one.

Which wood species?

With more than fifty indigenous and exotic hardwood flooring options, the decision would depend solely on your personal preference. Here are five of the most popular wood species to help you narrow down your options.

Pine – Pine is an affordable and light wood that has golden hues with brownish knots. If the rustic charm is your liking, pine might just be your safest bet. However, because of their simple structure, they are prone to scratches and dents.

Cherry – Cherry is a rosy-hazelnut wood that looks exceptionally elegant and oozes lavishness. It's also easy to maintain and doesn’t get stained easily. The only shortcoming – it is expensive.

Maple – Maple is one of the most durable wood species you can find. It can withstand exposure to extreme conditions and is very cost-effective as well. It has a striking ivory tone which looks very premium. The only thing going against maple wood is its attribute to conceal dark stains, as they can look rather blotchy on it.

Oak – Oak wood comes in two shades – coral-red and milky-white. Because of its vibrant and distinctive patterns, oak is often used in embellishing art creations. While it’s durable, it may necessitate regular cleaning in order to stay free from smudges.

Walnut – Walnut wood can vary in tones from hazel-brown to golden. It has a remarkably charming antique-appeal which makes it stand out from other varieties of wood. However, this appeal comes with a cost as walnut is on the pricey side of wood floors.

If you know what to look for, you can easily find the best hardwood flooring for your home. You can weigh your options based on a number of criteria such as endurance, value, character, appearance, versatility, longevity, etc. There are plenty of tile stores in Massachusetts wherein you can find the wood floor of your preference.


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