Hardwood floors are very much in style right now, if they ever went out to begin with. Many people love hardwood floors because they are better for people with allergies, as they cut down on dust mites. Hardwood floors are perfect for many different types of interiors--from farmhouse to industrial to contemporary. If you are thinking about getting a hardwood floor, here are some factors you need to consider.
What Should I Think About Before I Buy A Hardwood Floor?
First, you need to think about the room you want to put hardwood down in. If you are wanting to put hardwood down in areas with moisture, such as a kitchen or bathroom, you’ll need to use engineered hardwood. Engineered hardwood is several layers of wood with plywood at the bottom and hardwood on the surface. Engineered hardwood repels water well, but it cannot be resurfaced the way traditional hardwood floors can.
You also need to choose between prefinished or site finished wood. If the wood is finished on site, it will be perfectly blended to the color you want, but it will take longer to install. However, pre-finished wood is quicker to install because the colors are already finished.
Think also about the room you are going to install the hardwood in. You need to think about the thickness of the hardwood, how long and how wide you want each plank to be. The width of the plank can make a big difference in how your room looks. For example, the wider your plank is, the smaller your room might look. Wide plank floors are great for large rooms, such as a kitchen or great room.