Choosing the right hardwood floor for your homeby Tiles plus More Metro West’s #1 Choice of Homeowners & Contractors
Hardwood floors are among the most sought-after flooring choices around the world, and justifiably so. They look absolutely stunning and timeless, they are extremely durable and they come in an amazing selection of styles, colors, textures, and finishes to please everyone’s tastes and preferences. But with so many choices, also comes the challenge of selecting the best one.
Here are a few tips that will help you make a well-informed decision when it comes to choosing the perfect wood flooring in MetroWest for your home.
Solid or engineered
Choosing the perfect floor for your home is only a matter of identifying the difference between different types of wood floors. There are two categories of wood floors available today – solid and engineered. Solid flooring is made from only a single piece of wood. This means that it can be sanded and refinished many times, but this also means that changes in humidity levels can cause it to contract or expand. On the other hand, engineered or laminated floors consist of layers of wood pressed closely, making it more structurally stable than solid wood.
Job-site finished or factory finished
Your next decision is whether you want to go for a job-site finish or a factory finish. As their names imply, a job-site finish is applied at the place of installation. Because the floor is sanded and finished in place in your home, it results in a smooth finished floor. On the other hand, a factory finish is one which is applied at the assembly line. Since it’s already finished, there are less dust and noise factors during installation at your home.
Choose a species
You can choose from a wide range of domestic and imported wood species based on their design, color, texture, durability and of course, their price. Some of the most common wood species are red oak, maple, pine, and walnut, to name a few. If you are looking for something more exotic, you can consider mahogany, teak, Brazilian cherry, etc.
The right finish
There are many ways to stain and or finish your wood floors. Again, you have a wide range of finishes available for your wood floors – finishes that are made to last, finishes that preserve the look and feel of raw wood, finishes that are easy to repair, and such. Some popular wood finishes are lacquer, wax, wood dye and oil.
As soon as you make up your mind as to which hardwood floor you want, you can easily get it at any leading tile stores in Massachusetts. Installing wood floors in one of the largest investments you will make in your home. It can also add significant value to your home if you ever put it on market, so make sure to choose your wood floors wisely.
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