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How to Choose Wood Flooring

If you are looking to enhance the look of your home, opting to install wood flooring is the perfect choice. Wood flooring is versatile, strong and durable, low maintenance, and a great way to add value to your home.

When it comes to choosing wood flooring for your home, there are many different options open to you. From the type of wood flooring to the species, colour, grain, plank width, and more, you will be able to choose a wood flooring option that perfectly matches your home’s style.

In this blog post, we’ll look at your options when choosing wood flooring.

Select Your Type of Wood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is the traditional option here but there is a range of excellent and affordable alternatives, too. Engineered wood flooring and laminate wood flooring are both excellent, durable alternatives to hardwood.

Solid hardwood is milled from solid wood logs and has an ageless quality. Hardwood flooring is an excellent investment to add value to any space. Engineered and laminate flooring are similar (they differ in their top layer) and are generally more affordable than solid hardwood flooring.

Choose Your Wood Species

If you are choosing solid hardwood flooring, your next step will be to choose a wood type. Oak is always a great option, given how durable it is and how well it stains. Along with its appealing natural grain and wide availability, it’s a quality option.

Another wood species that is popular is walnut, which has a deep and rich colour. Other good options include ash, maple, and hickory.

Factor In Grain and Color

Wood flooring is available in a range of colours and grain patterns, allowing you to match the existing decor in your home. From plain-sawn to rift-sawn and quarter-sawn, you should be able to find a grain pattern that best matches your tastes and your vision for your home. In terms of stains, there is a wide range of options here to match any taste.

Determine Your Plank Width

Depending on your preference, you can find plank width ranging from two inches right up to around 12 inches. Generally, the wider the plank width, the more expensive it will be. 

A wide-plank width has fewer seams, which may create a more natural appearance. As with each of the above considerations, your floor plank width is purely a personal decision. Always choose the option that you feel looks best.

Discover the Wood Flooring That Is Perfect for You

If you are looking to make a statement in your home, then wood flooring is the route to take. There is a huge range of options when it comes to wood flooring, so you’ll be bound to have a unique and eye-catching floor whichever type you select.

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