There's no doubt that hardwood floors
are one of the most-shopped flooring lines on the market today. The extensive lifespan, stunning elegance, and outstanding durability make this a floor covering live up to its reputation with ease. You're sure to find a use for it in your home if you take a moment to find out more about the characteristics and benefits you might not yet know about.
If you have a basement that requires new flooring, we advise choosing engineered wood flooring instead of solid hardwood. Engineered flooring does a wonderful job in this area, withstanding dampness, humidity, and temperature changes. It's still real hardwood flooring, with a real wood veneer, and you can even refinish this material, just like the solid variety.
Solid hardwood is a fantastic option for nearly every other room in your home. The durability it provides makes it an excellent choice for living rooms and hallways, especially when a proper sealant is used to protect against wet footprints or pawprints. The finish you choose can protect against scratches, scuffs, and water-spots as well, especially hand-scraped, distressed, or vintage finishes.
If you're using these floor coverings to match a specific décor, you'll have plenty of ways to personalize your materials. An incredible species is the perfect start and offers both protection from the harder species, especially attractive appearance options through the grain patterns, natural colors, and textures. Moving on from there, you can choose an excellent stain color to match a wide variety of interior design opportunities.
After a few decades, when you start seeing the result of all those years of wear, you can choose to refinish your floors to bring them back to a like-new appearance. You can even change your stain color and finish type at this time if you prefer. And you can do this several times before needing to replace your floors.