How To Choose Hardwood Floors

by | Mar 19, 2013 | Fine Hardwoods

There are many reasons why hardwood in Tucson is a good choice for your flooring. Hardwood is easy to clean, hypoallergenic, and they look beautiful in any home. One of the biggest reasons to consider hardwood is that it actually increases the value of the home. Hardwood floors are very sought after when it comes to buying a home. Who doesn’t love walking into a home with beautiful wood floors? It makes an ordinary house look extraordinary. So how do you know what type of hardwood floors to buy? There are a couple things to look for. There are three main types of hardwood floors. The first is solid wood. It’s available in narrow strips and wide planks. Strip flooring is the most popular choice for homeowners. Wide planks are best used in large rooms or open spaces since they are much wider than the strips. The most affordable type of wood flooring is unfinished, oak or maple wood. It’s beautiful and very affordable and can be stained or left in it’s natural state. All unfinished wood needs to be sanded down though. Prefinished wood flooring is wood that is already sanded and stained. All you need to do is install it and you are ready to move the furniture in. The only drawback of prefinished is that it is more expensive than unfinished. When it comes to hardwood in Tucson, engineered wood flooring is a popular choice among homeowners. This type of flooring consists of layers of wood glued together into one long plank. It’s then covered by a veneer of thin solid wood. This helps hold the construction of the flooring together better and it’s less likely to warp or split. When looking for engineered wood floors, make sure the top veneer is thick enough to allow for sanding and finishing if necessary. Engineered wood flooring is easy to install because the planks snap together. There is no need for nails or glue so installation is fast and clean. You can even lay the planks over an existing floor just as long as the surface is flat, hard and durable. Choosing a color of hardwood in Tucson is another thing to consider. If you are searching for a prefinished wood floor, you have many options. For a bold, richer look you may want to go for dark wood. For a light, soft feel, a lighter wood may be a better option. If you can get samples of different wood colors and styles to take home that is a good way to help choose which color you want to go with.   Hardwood Tucson can increase the value of your home. Hardwood in Tucson is easy to maintain and looks nice in any room.

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