When you finally get the opportunity to install hardwood floors
in your home, you’ll love the wealth of options available to you. Not only are these floors are some of the most durable on the market, but they’re also stunning and timeless, stable, and have one of the longest lifespans in flooring. There are plenty of ways to make these floors as unique as you are, or you can choose a tried and true method for species, stain color, and finish. It’s completely up to you.
One of the greatest things about hardwood flooring is that it works with nearly every decor scheme you could possibly put together. Even with different colorations and formats, you’ll find it remains current across a wide variety of trends. You’ll love the way a few simple throw rugs can change up the look if that’s what you need.
Solid hardwood flooring offers the ability to choose from a variety of options, including species type. Choose the hardest species of wood for your busiest spaces, because it will simply hold up longer. Softer woods are good for closets and any other place where traffic is light. From there, you can choose a great stain color and finish type.
Stain colors can vary greatly, but you always have more choices in colors if your materials are site-finished as opposed to prefinished. Your finish types can also work double-time, in providing a bit of protection against daily wear. For instance, hand-scraped or distressed finishes hide scratches and scuffs so that you barely even see them. These extra steps take a bit more time, but if these are things you prefer, it will be well worth the wait.