What You Should Know About Hardwood Flooring, Part 1
Choosing a new floor for your home can be a difficult decision. After all, cleaning up pet stains on your carpets can get tiresome. Wood flooring is much friendlier on your pets than you might expect. It’s also great for your family healthwise, especially if there are several allergy-sufferers in your household. Here’s a look at just a sampling of what you can expect from hardwood.
Let’s start by examining solid hardwood floors. When it comes to solid flooring, you will find that you can have it crafted from a wide variety of wood species. You’ll also be pleased as punch to know that different finishes and plank sizes are also available. Besides being gorgeous and able to last for decades, these floors can also help make your home more valuable than before! A single piece of wood is used to form solid flooring, which is where its name comes from; more pieces are taken from this block. However, high amounts of traffic can wear it down, so you need to be mindful of where you place it. A wooden subfloor is also a good companion for this type of flooring.
Now let’s turn our attention to engineered wood flooring instead. If you would like to use hardwood flooring in either your kitchen or bathroom, then this is the choice for you. Plus, it’s a good fit for places that feature a lot of moisture, such as laundry rooms, basements, or even basement laundry rooms. That’s because it uses a plywood base to become more waterproof than its counterpart. Adding a moisture barrier can also make it more resistant to stains and other signs of damage left behind by spilled liquids.
Lastly, let’s look at some of the features you can expect to see in your new hardwood. Let’s start with the edge type and gloss level. Four types of edge exist: square, eased, kissed, and beveled. Meanwhile, gloss level measures how shiny your hardwood flooring is. Don’t forget about another factor – plank width. This attribute is one of the most important to consider, especially if you want to furnish your staircase with hardwood in place of carpets or rugs!
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.