Enlightening Ways of Choosing the Right Hardwood Flooring
One of the things that you should consider when choosing hardwood flooring is site finished or prefinished. You find that hardwood planks can be purchased with a raw face that can get finished by the expert after installation with the stain and top coat already applied. One good thing with prefinished hardwood is that you know what you are getting and you will be able to control everything. In this case, you will depend on the skills of the flooring contractor to give you an excellent finish. Apart from that, it will also allow you to customize your flooring in a way that appeals to many homeowners as well as designers.
Besides, you should also check the type of hardwood. One thing that you need to understand is that the type of hardwood is essential as this will determine the durability and aesthetic value of the floor. Like we have oak which is hard and durable as well as having the ability to take stain well. Besides, we also have walnut which has a deep color making it ideal for rooms where a darker finish is required. One thing that you will have to do to achieve the floor of your dream is to choose hardwood according to your needs having in mind that they possess different features.
Also, you should also pick your grain pattern. One thing that you need to know is that we have three types of grain patterns such as quarter sawn, plain sawn and rift sawn. I can assure you that all these grain patterns are right and it will all depend on what you want. Apart from that, we also have a mixed grain pattern that will make your floor outstanding.
Also, you should also consider the plank width. It is essential to note that there is always a standard plank width that people have been using which is two to three inch. Not only that but we also have wider planks which are more luxurious and installing them will cost you more.
Apart from that, you should also consider the rates. It is essential to note that we have different types of hardwoods and they also differ in price. In this case, you will have to take your time and shop around for hardwood flooring that will give you the quality that you need without having to spend too much.
Last but not least, you should ask for recommendations. In this case, you will be required to take your time and contact some of your friends or colleagues that had installed hardwood flooring in the past.