When hardwood flooring
is added to a home, the property's value rises, an excellent lifespan is added, and you have a fantastic décor match for nearly every room. But it has plenty of other characteristics that can make it a perfect match for your requirements. Just consider a few of these facts as you think about your upcoming floor project.
There might be a specific look that comes to mind when you think of hardwood floors, but the truth is these materials have been options for personalization. There are plenty of species varieties, stain colors, and finished to create the look you need for any décor match. You can even use various installation methods to get a distinct look for any space throughout your home.
There are also some significant differences between products, especially when you need flooring for below-grade spaces. Solid hardwood cannot be installed in these areas, but engineered wood flooring made of plywood topped with a natural hardwood layer is a perfect alternative. Engineered flooring is much better at handling temperature fluctuations, spills, and dampness, so it's an ideal addition to these spaces.
Another option you have is that of prefinished or site-finished materials. Prefinished materials come with stain color and finish and require no additions after installation in your home. Site finished materials must be sanded, stained, sealed, and finished after installation and can take quite a while longer, but you have many more stain color options with this choice.
No matter which choices you pick, you'll get a lifespan of up to 30 years with engineered materials and an average of 100 years with solid wood. If you'd like to see your options, be sure to visit us when you're in the area. We're confident we have the wood floors you want and need.