Hardwood Flooring from Linoleum City
Hardwood flooring offers a wide variety of design options. From standard plank types to hand cut intricate patterns. The clean, sharp look and feel of hardwood evokes a sense of comfort, warmth and beauty. Each hardwood offers its own distinct advantages. People are often surprised by the limitless choices that wood flooring affords them. Today’s wood flooring is right for virtually every room.
Types of Wood Flooring
Choices of Wood Flooring Style
Unfinished Wood Flooring
Unfinished flooring is a product that must be job-site sanded and finished after installation.
Pre-finished Wood Flooring
Pre-finished flooring is factory sanded and finished flooring that only needs installation.
Solid Wood Flooring
Solid wood flooring is completely lumber. It is available in unfinished and pre-finished.
Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered wood flooring is produced by adhering layers of veneer and lumber.
Maintaining hardwood flooring consists are several steps that you need to keep up with in order to keep them lasting long and vibrant. Much like any other flooring material you want to follow these simple steps:
- Wipe up spills as soon as they happen.
- Sweep/vacuum floors often.
- Use a wet sweeper or steam mop after sweeping/vacuuming.
- Conditioning agents help keep natural wood floors at their peak level.
Beyond your every day tactics, many people have several questions regarding their wood flooring; especially if they move into a house that currently has wood floor and they weren’t the ones to install it. Here are some FAQ’s that we find very helpful:
Q: “Why should I install hardwood versus carpet?”
A: First, hardwood flooring increases the value of your home over carpet. Second, there are many environmental advantages to choosing hardwood over carpet. Carpet is a synthetic product and is not biodegradable like hardwood. There are also medical advantages to choosing hardwood like: if you are one with allergies, hardwood flooring can decrease the amount of dust in your home as well as other air born materials. Hardwood is also an extremely easy materials to care for.
Q: “How do I prevent my floors from becoming warped or damaged?”
A: Moisture can be a hardwood killer as hardwood floors do react to climate conditions so mediating your home’s inside climate is important. Keeping your home around 50% humidity is ideal for hardwood floors. Covering hardwood floors with a non-porous rug or floor covering is important as well because those products do not trap moisture. Also, keeping your floors clean and well maintained greatly improves the chance your hardwood will not warp.
Q: “Is it normal to have cracks between the slats of my floors?”
A: Yes, this is completely normal as hardwood contracts and expands over time due to the climate in your home so taking the necessary steps to regulate that climate in your home is very important.