There are many factors to think about when installing hardwood flooring. We’ve already covered some of them, but that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods yet. What are the other things you should think about before continuing? Here they are.
Maintaining the Floors
Hardwood floor installation doesn’t need to be a complicated process. By working with the experts here at JKE Hardwood Flooring, it can be simpler than you ever thought possible. However, one concern to bear in mind is maintenance. Once the flooring is installed, how will you take care of it? That is the question. Special protective coating and sealing will be applied to ensure floor longevity, but nothing lasts forever. How much wear and tear do you expect your floors to encounter? That’s an even more important question. Re-coating is a big deal, and if you are lucky, you won’t have to worry about it too often in all of the years that your hardwood floors are expected to last once they are established. Make sure you do whatever you can to keep it clean. Set up a schedule to sweep and vacuum, but steer clear of mopping.
Do You Want to DIY?
Now that you have answered several questions about your floors, the next step is to ask yourself if doing-it-yourself is worth it or not. You don’t have to install the floors by yourself, and even the most experienced DIY homeowners can still benefit from professional expertise. It comes down to what your priorities are: do you want to save money, or do you want to save your time and labor? You can manage to do it as long as you have the right tools, equipment, and support, but again, we cannot stress enough that in some cases, it’s better to just let the professionals handle it. They can undo problems that regular homeowners might not even realize is an issue that can become dangerous if left unaddressed.
What Matters Most
In the end, you’ve got to decide what matters the most when it comes to installing hardwood floors. Doing this will help you pick the species that you want to include in your project and in your home. Hours of research could leave you confused enough to make unsatisfactory compromises. Don’t let that happen to you!
Ready for a Beautiful Hardwood Floor? 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, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.