Hardwood 101

Hardwood flooring is a beautiful option when choosing a flooring product. Wood flooring enriches the look of the home and increases its value. Hardwoods are about the most gorgeous floors around, but there are some things you need to know before making your selection.

  1. Choose a reputable installer, who specializes in hardwood flooring.
  2. Invest in a quality finish- Like Armormax and Scotchguard protector, they last longer.
  3. Be prepared for some scratches- they are going to happen.
  4. Add felt to the bottom of your furniture to avoid scratching.
  5. Be aware that the sun will bleach the hardwood-Make sure you protect them with wndow coverings.
  6. If water spills on your hardwood, be prepared to mop it up right away so it won’t leave water spots.
  7. Darker woods show more dirt, but are absolutely stunning.
  8. Have the flooring delivered to your home at least a couple days before installation, so the wood can acclimate to your homes interior conditions.
  9. Check out samples and try them in your home and with your lighting and furniture, before making your final decision.
  10. Hardwood flooring makes your home louder. Be prepared to add area rugs to lessen the echoing effect. Also make sure to back the rugs with felt pads to protect your flooring.
Stop in and take a look at our solid and engineered hardwood flooring samples. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about durability and what product would best fit your needs.