You cannot go wrong if you are thinking about putting in wooden flooring. Hardwood flooring has unmatched natural beauty and goes with any decor. The best rooms for hardwood flooring are the living room, dining room, den, home office and master suite. On the contrary, rooms with moisture, like bathrooms, laundry rooms, basements, kitchens and foyers are not ideal.
Unfinished wooden flooring is the way to go if you want a custom stain or to match an existing floor. Therefore, after the installation and stain, several coats of protective finish are applied. Prefinished hardwood flooring comes from the manufacturer sanded and sealed. Of course, this makes the installation job go a lot faster. Also, you do not have to deal with odors, VOC's and you can walk on the floor immediately after it is installed.
Solid hardwood flooring is exactly that... solid wood. It usually comes 5/8" to 3/4" thick. Solid hardwood can be sanded and refinished several times. However, it is susceptible to changes in humidity and is not recommended for below-grade basements. Engineered hardwood flooring is a layer of real wood veneer glued to several layers of wood. It has excellent stability and is an excellent choice for any area of your home, including basements. Some say it is okay, but we do not recommend sanding or refinishing engineered hardwood, regardless of how thick the veneer layer is.
The best hardwood floors are made with readily available wood species. Also, oak, maple and cherry are tough woods and excellent flooring choices. Similarly, other species include bamboo (which is a grass), walnut, ash and mahogany. In addition, there are also more costly exotic woods like teak, jarrah and mesquite.
Come and see the wide variety of wooden flooring at Creative Carpet & Flooring. We can help you pinpoint just the right wooden flooring to make your house the perfect home!
Autumn is a new face to Creative Carpet & Flooring, but definitely not new to the flooring industry. Autumn has over 10 years of flooring experience in addition to cabinet design and other design work. Autumn helps her clients make their design vision become a reality. She loves a design challenge of tying colors and patterns that normally would not be something you would put together! Visit Autumn at our Highland, Indiana showroom with help making your design visions come to life.