When choosing a new floor covering like hardwood
, you almost always have more questions than answers in the beginning. To help alleviate some of those, and make you more comfortable with this product line, we want to tell you a bit more about the material and its characteristics.
Many homeowners choose this flooring because of its extreme lifespan. Others prefer hardwood's amazing durability and timeless appearance. Whatever your reason, or even if you have more than one, you’ve made a great choice.
A good hardwood flooring store will be able to tell you exactly what you need to know when it comes to hardwood flooring. Among those important facts is that this solid material should never be installed below grade, in spaces such as basements.
It should also go through the proper acclimation process before installation. This could take from one to three days, but it's not uncommon, especially in humid areas, to take a bit more time.
Some of the personalization available in hardwood flooring includes your choice of wood species, stain color, sealant, and finish type. Each will depend on your expectations for performance, but also on the factors in the specific space where the installation will take place.
With a lifespan averaging 100 years, you’ll find that you can refinish these floors when most homeowners would be replacing their flooring. After a few decades of wear, this process strips away all the wear to make your floors like new again.
In addition to excellent stability, a durable surface, and some of the most elegant appearances in flooring, you’ll also find that this material adds great value to your home.Even engineered hardwood, which is still real wood flooring, can add value and can even be refinished, depending on the thickness of the wood.Give us a call
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