Now that New Year’s Day has come and gone, it’s time to look forward to your short-term future. Maybe you didn’t want any remodeling or renovation work to start during the hectic holiday season. That’s understandable, but the time has come to consider new hardwood floors for your home!
Your Lifestyle and Needs
Your lifestyle and needs will impact your choice of floors. It will also inform your choices for many other design elements of your home. Whether or not you are building a custom home, or looking to update an existing property, these two factors will help you determine how much you should set aside for your budget. For instance, homeowners with kids and pets should invest in sturdier woods that can withstand heavy foot traffic. White oak and Australian cypress are good fits for this situation.
Overall Aesthetic Effect
Another factor is aesthetic. Depending on what you want to room to look like, you will need to explore all of your options. Hardwood looks beautiful, but it’s not always the best fit for every room in your home unless you can prepare ahead of time and plan for sealing and refinishing work to happen whenever necessary. Darker hardwoods project an air of sophistication, especially when the room smells of rich mahogany. Light hardwoods are also an excellent choice for a newer home that calls for a more energetic vibe.
The amount of light inside your home also makes a difference. Your hardwood will look much different under natural light than it does under artificial lighting. That could sway your decision to choose one variety of wood over another. Think about the other furnishings in the room – what do cabinets, closet doors, and nightstands look like? Because that will also impact how the room turns out once everything is in place.
Taking Care of the Floors
Some types of wood require more upkeep than others. Protective coatings and finishes are added to help shield the floorboards from heat, moisture, and dents from impact damage. However, the coats of sealant can and will fade away. That means they will need to be restored at some point. Since this isn’t the easiest project to DIY, that’s why you should trust the fabulous team here at JKE Hardwood Flooring to get the job done right!
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.