New year, new you, new home! Even if you’re staying in your current abode, you can change the floors. Have you been at a loss for what kind of floors you want to have? Choose hardwood flooring. Here are some excellent tips on how to do it.
Think About Where You Are
This might sound like an odd suggestion. But first, think about the neighborhood where your home is located, and whether you like to host many parties. The climate can affect your hardwood floors. If your house is too dry or too humid, then it can cause problems that you may not notice until it’s too late to do something about it. How large is your house? That will also play into the type of wood you choose, along with the rooms in which you are looking to install the new floors.
Choose the Color
Different types of wood will have different colors. For instance, think about bamboo floors and that pale yellowish hue you will see, compared to red oak or white oak. You’ll also see walnut and maple, even if they are in different shades. Consult the flooring experts at JKE Hardwood Flooring to help you choose the floors that look best in your home. There are many different wood species, so your choices are almost limitless!
Choose Your Grain
The next step in choosing new hardwood floors is deciding what grain you would like to have. Along with the grain, you will need to select the grade of the wood, how long each plank is, how wide each plank is, and how the wood is cut. All of these factors blend to create a design for your hardwood floors that can impress your guests the next time they visit.
You can have patterns etched into the wood beyond the swirls that the wood naturally comes with. Then, think about how the rest of the room will look. Putting tile in your kitchen or bathroom makes much more sense, but you can have hardwood in there to make both rooms more elegant. A hardwood floor can also make your home office seem more professional than using carpet.
Choose Sanding and Finish
Lastly, take some time to choose whether you want your new hardwood floors to be sanded and finished. These touches can help the floors last longer, especially as a dry winter turns into a soggy spring.
Ready for a Beautiful Hardwood Floor? You Can Trust John K Eareckson & Co.!
When you work with John K Eareckson & Co., Flooring, we will ensure your hardwood floors undergo a stress-free acclimation process and that they sparkle for years to come; from a seamless and beautiful installation to years of maintenance, John K Eareckson & Co. Flooring has the expertise to care for your home’s hardwood floors. For a consultation and more information visit us online or give us a call at 410-788-4200. You can also look for us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.