Shopping for Hardwood Flooring: Questions to Ask
Your flooring is more than just a surface you walk, stand, or sit on. It is considered a long-term investment. That said, you need to prepare yourself for choosing the right hardwood flooring for your home.
Just because your heart is set on hardwood flooring, it does not necessarily mean that the work is done. There are a number of factors that will help you determine what type of hardwood flooring is best for your home.
Answer these questions to help you pick out and install hardwood flooring.
What type of hardwood flooring will match the style of your house?
Each type of hardwood comes with its own unique characteristics. Consider the look, feel and design you want for your home. Make sure that the type of flooring you choose matches with your home’s style.
If you’re looking for a modern look, try natural maple wood flooring. If you are going for a more traditional look, hickory is a great option. Hickory flooring makes a room appear warm and cozy. Maple, on the other hand, makes a room appear open and airy.
Where will you install your hardwood flooring?
Solid wood floors can be used in any room that is above ground. This includes the bedroom, dining room, and living room. Engineered wood flooring can be installed below grade. It is often the better choice to install in areas affected by changes in humidity, such as a bathroom, kitchen, or a basement.
What are your living habits?
Once you have made a decision to install hardwood flooring in your home, you will need to choose the type of wood that will best fit your lifestyle. If you’re planning to install it in high traffic areas, you’d do well choosing a harder wood. You can also opt for woods with finishes, stains and grains to hide scratches and dents. If you have kids or pets running around the house, be sure to clean up spills immediately.
What is your budget?
There are several factors that affect the cost of hardwood flooring. This includes the surface finish, grade, species, etc.
Before you start shopping for hardwood floors, we suggest that you determine your budget. This way, it will be easy for you to find something that will suit your needs and budget. Contact our flooring specialists to schedule a time to go over design, delivery, installation, subfloor preparation options.