How To Choose Hardwood Flooring

When choosing hardwood flooring, there are several factors to consider, including:

  1. Species: Different species of wood have different characteristics, such as color, grain pattern, and durability. Some popular options include oak, maple, and Brazilian cherry.

  2. Finish: Hardwood flooring can come pre-finished or unfinished. Pre-finished flooring has a protective layer already applied, which can save time and money during installation. Unfinished flooring can be sanded and finished on-site for a more custom look.

  3. Plank width: Hardwood flooring comes in different plank widths, ranging from narrow strips to wide planks. The width of the plank can affect the overall look of the flooring.

  4. Grade: Hardwood flooring is available in different grades, which refer to the quality and appearance of the wood. Clear-grade flooring is the highest quality, while select and common grades have more knots and variations in color.

  5. Installation method: Hardwood flooring can be installed in different ways, such as nail-down, staple-down, or floating. Each method has its own set of pros and cons, and it’s important to choose the one that is most suitable for your project.

  6. Cost and budget: Hardwood flooring can be expensive, so it’s important to consider the cost and budget for your project when making your selection.

It’s also important to consider the room and traffic, if it’s a high-traffic area or for a room that gets a lot of moisture you should go for the more durable option.

It will be best to take a sample of the flooring you are interested in, see it in the room with the lighting you will have, and see how it matches the room’s furniture, it will give you a better sense of how it will look like in the final product.

It is important to take your time and do your research when choosing hardwood floors. If you are struggling with what hardwood you want to choose, give Mr.Hardwood a call at 770-318-8880 for a free home estimate to restore the damaged area.

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