6 Things You Need To Know About Hardwoods

6 Things You Need To Know About Hardwoods from Crawford  Home Improvements

By: Crawford Home Improvements   01/27/2015
Keywords: Hardwood Floors, Hardwoods

1) Red Oak is not the only choice If you want your home to look like everyone else's, this is a great choice. If you want your home to be unique try hickory, cherry, walnut, white oak, maple or many others. Go to flooring retailers or search the Internet and see what is available. If you really want red oak try using wider widths or character grade for variety and uniqueness. 2) 2 1/4 inch is not the only size available If all you ask your builder for is a hardwood floor - you are going to get a 2 1/4 inch red oak floor. Why? It is the most common, most produced, most stocked, cheapest option available. You can buy sizes in 3" through 12". You can put down a single width for a uniform look or multiple widths for a more random look. Typical random flooring patterns are 3"-4"-5", 3"-5", 4"-5"-6". Have fun! Make your home unique! The wider the floor the more seasonal separations between the flooring planks can occur. 3) All flooring is not select (clear) grade The most common floors are select grade. These floors contain none of woods naturally occurring character marks. Look around your flooring showroom, almost every display is showing clear flooring. There are warm and inviting options. Look at a character grade or other grades. Make sure to see a photo of what the floor looks like, not just one piece. 4) Prefinished flooring is convenient Have you ever been forced to leave your home for three days while the flooring contractor sands, stains and recoats your floor? If not ask a friend who has had it done. A professional flooring contractor will leave your home spotless, others can leave dust on all your furniture. Today's factory finished flooring can be installed today and entertained on tonight with very little mess. With prefinished flooring each plank is allowed to move independently with humidity changes in your home. This makes those seasonal separations (cracks) in your floor less noticeable. 5) Colors can be cool - but the natural look is hard to beat Some species of flooring are so beautiful in their natural color, they do not require any added color. Look up hickory, cherry or walnut flooring on the Internet and you will see what I mean. 6) Not all flooring is smooth - texture is popular Hardwood flooring does not have to be smooth. Many companies are offering hand scraped, distressed and reclaimed flooring. These floors have a classic look and add great value to upscale homes. They do not show much wear or scratches since they have a great deal of character interest to draw attention to different parts of the floor. These floors will be a guaranteed conversation piece with your friends and neighbors and are often the focal point at luxury home tours. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/20087 Are you thinking about having hardwood flooring installed in your own home? Well, why not come check out our showroom to see the beautiful choices we have for you? You'll find the best brands, in beautiful styles at great prices! Stop by today and see for yourself! 3810 Clemmons RoadClemmons, North Carolina 27012 (336) 331-3427 See more at: http://www.crawfordhomeimprovements.net/about-us/news/6-things-to-know-about-hardwoods.html#sthash.ZuSi4qJ5.dpuf

Keywords: Hardwood Floors, Hardwoods

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