Want to have new hardwood floors put in? Then do your homework first. When it comes to any home improvement project, it’s better to know everything you can. So join us as we learn some more about the different types of wood floors that you can choose from.
If you’re tired of how difficult it is to keep carpets clean, then consider switching to hardwood floors instead. Another benefit of hardwood floors is how versatile they are. Unless they start to show their age, you don’t need to rip the floors up and replace them entirely. Instead, all you need to do is apply another coat of finish. Plus, hardwood floors will also help make your home more attractive to prospective renters or buyers, which means it can help you fetch a higher asking price than if you had other flooring types installed in its place.
Your next option is to choose the softwood floors. Don’t be distracted or misled by the name! The softer wood is still hard enough to suit your purposes. The only problem with them is that these species are softer than their cousins, and as such, may be more susceptible to damage. If you don’t mind seeing some scratches, bumps, and dents on your wood floors, because you think that gives them some character, then go right ahead!
Although pine is the most common wood you’ll find in the category of softwood floors, you can also look into choosing others such as fir, cypress, and even hemlock. They’re less expensive than hardwood floors, and can even beat vinyl flooring when it comes to affordability.
One last thing to think about is whether or not you want engineered wood floors. The core of the flooring is strong enough to remain stable even when the rest of the wood around it shifts and moves. There’s also an extra layer of hardwood laid over the top to give it an even more beautiful appearance. Perhaps the biggest benefit of engineered hardwood floors is that they are more resistant to moisture damage, meaning you can put them in rooms where the floors might get wet, and you won’t have to worry as much.
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.