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Hardwood Floor Installation: What to Think About Next

Posted by on April 3, 2020
Hardwood Floor Installation: What to Think About Next

A remodeling project can include transforming your floors and make them more beautiful than ever before through the technique of hardwood floor installation.

Have you decided that you want new floors? If you do, then there are several things you can do to make that happen. There are also many factors you will want to consider along the way. A remodeling project can include transforming your floors and make them more beautiful than ever before through the technique of hardwood floor installation. 

Your Lifestyle 

First of all, consider what your lifestyle is like. Remodeling and renovations can disrupt your family’s daily routines, so take that into account. If you have kids or pets, that means you’re going to have a lot of foot traffic even on an average day where no guests come over to visit for dinner or just for a friendly chat. What this means is that you will want to choose a tougher type of wood, such as white oak or Australian cypress. However, if these circumstances are not part of your life, then you can choose to install softwood instead. Two good options are American black walnut or beech.  

Your Aesthetic 

Finding the right species of wood also depends on your home’s aesthetic. The Janka hardness rating scale will help point you in the right direction, but when it comes to hardwood floor installation, it’s still a good idea to talk with the flooring professional here at JKE Hardwood Flooring to find the best one for your home. Darker woods lend more sophistication and are better suited for larger homes while lighter woods work better for imbuing the room with a fresh and modern appeal. However, that’s not all you have to think about; see if the floor fits in with the cabinets, the hardware, and the overall look and feel of your room.  

Lighting Levels 

With the right sealing, refinishing, and protection, hardwood flooring can be installed in any room in your home. During this endeavor, don’t overlook the lighting levels present in your home. Both natural and electrical lighting makes a difference. Lighter-colored lighting and lighter woods complement each other exceedingly well, especially when you want to open up a room that doesn’t have any windows built into it and consequently, it’ll feel much smaller than it actually is. 

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.

 

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