Bedroom with Four Post Bed and Wood FloorsThere is a wood flooring solution for every home, however choosing the right one for yours can be overwhelming.  Here are some tips to get you started.

Tips for Choosing the Right Hardwood Flooring

1. Type of Room

How do you use the room?  Hardwoods are extremely durable and meant to last a lifetime or longer, but they do perform best in rooms that maintain a temperature between 60 and 80 degrees and 40 to 60 percent humidity.  Because of this, hardwoods may not be the best choice for a bathroom or a sunroom where temperatures vary wildly on a day to day basis.

Depending on the amount of traffic you have in the room, you might consider different types of wood.  For a lot of heavy traffic from people or pets, consider harder woods like oak, cherry, maple, hickory, elm, balsa, mahogany or sycamore.  For rooms with less traffic, consider softer woods like birch, cedar, pine, redwood or fir.

2. Look and Feel

There are many options when it comes to the look and feel of wood floors.  Whether you like a traditional staggered flat wood, the current trend of handscraped, distressed wood or even a custom parquet design, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.  Hardwood flooring can be laid and finished to any range of colors and any type of décor.

3. Quality

Quality is the most important aspect of any hardwood floor.  Choosing a reputable hardwood company who will walk you through your options and explain which ones are best for your home.  This is a great way to guarantee you’re getting solid, quality hardwood floors that will last for years to come.  While there this always bargains to be had, make sure you’re getting the quality you and your home deserve.

Totta Hardwood Flooring has beautiful hardwood flooring solutions for every household and budget.  Learning more about hardwood flooring as an investment in your home by calling us at 816-507-5281, or useing our web submission form to request a consultation.

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