Why choose hardwood flooring?
There are endless reasons as to why choosing a wooden floor maybe the best option for any homeowner. To begin with, hardwood flooring is both timeless and natural which creates an inviting and elegant environment to your home interior. Another advantage of is the ease of cleaning the hardwood flooring since it leaves no hiding space for debris like germs and dust. This is a huge advantage for anyone suffering from allergies. Did you know that a hardwood flooring increases the value of any house? Yes it does! This is all because of its unsurpassed value and beauty.
How do I choose the right hardwood floor style for me?
A lot of consideration has to be done before choosing right hardwood floor that will best suite you. Affecting the decision is what your subfloor is made of. Mostly the subfloor will determine whether engineered wood or the solid wood would be the right choice for you. A high-traffic house will mostly choose a harder wood because of its resistance to wear and tear. Other factors which will also come in include how you will prefer to finish and the style of your home.
What are thte type of installation methods?
What can damage a wood floor?
Using harsh chemicals or abrasives to clean your wooden floor may affect the life span of the floor. Some of these chemicals include ammonia, oil soaps, wax, or vinegar.
How do I care for my new wood floor?
How do I figure out how much hardwood to purchase?
Most flooring is sold by square foot which is the actual measurement of the area to be covered by the floor. Normally, a waste factor of 5% must be added to the total square footage needed for the flooring. The 5% also allows for any defect, if any, in the wood to be cut out.
Is it true that there are health benifits of hardwood flooring?
Unlike carpets, the hardwood floor doesn’t harbor dust particles, pollen dust, animal fur and other irritants which can trigger respiratory allergies and allergic reactions. Hardwood flooring is therefore recommended for anyone suffering from allergies.
When do I know it's time to recoat or refinish my floor?
If your hardwood floor surface has significant damage, visible gouge, deep scratches and discoloration, you may consider to sand and refinish your flooring.
Why does my floor have cracks on it?
It is common for cracks to appear in floors with wider planks due to the shrinkage and expansion over the year. In order to reduce the chances of getting cracks, make an effort to maintain a humidity level of between 45%-55% throughout the year. Dehumidify the humid summer months and humidify during drier seasons helps to keep the humidity level more stable through the year.
Before installing the wooden floor, you can make sure that the hardwood flooring gets properly acclimated to the room before installation for at least 3-4 days. Also the moisture content of the flooring and the subfloor needs also to be checked so as to predict future movement.