Real Hardwood Flooring:
Engineered, Strip, Plank & Parquet
Beauty, durability, low maintanance ... you want it all, but the market is saturated with options. So what do you need to know to buy the best hardwood flooring?
Wood Flooring, whether it is a real oak floor, maple wood flooring or the cheaper white pine cousin, must not only look beautiful, but function as a useable -- durable floor finish, ...here's the knowledge to make a more informed decision . Read the essentials in our hardwood flooring buyer's guide ..... or maybe you just want to find out which wood is the hardest: Janka Wood Hardness Scale
Is there a hardwood
floor that is more suited to lakeside property or up in the mountains?
... your local weather affects the home environment, and thus your choice of wood for a flooring. Find out which woods have the most dimensional stability and most likely to perform in difficult environments. What can you do to improve the situation?
What is the Best Hardwood Flooring? There are so many options to choose from; engineered, strip, wide plank and parquet. It is important to get the one that answers your traffic, decorating and budgetary needs
If you've made a decision on which wood floor to buy, maybe now is a good time to learn all about installing a solid wood floor. Why does your warranty become invalid if you install your wood the wrong way? How come I have slivers showing up on the ends of a number of boards??.... and more .
Finishing the doorway,
carpet to hardwood, hardwood nosing?
Here's a little information designed to help you make smooth transitions from hardwood flooring to ceramic or carpet, and finishing off the drop downs with an appropriate hardwood nosing and other floor moldings.
Hardwood Floor Vents, make that decision now or it may be too late!
Keep it clean?
Lastly, when your floor is all down and looks beautiful, ..... take care of it the right way! Maintaining a wood floor, is easy, with a little knowledge. Why did my old oak floor turn grey?..learn the right way to assure your hardwood flooring will look beautiful for years to come.