What you should know about hardwood flooring

Hardwood flooring is a perfect option for those who require the longest possible lifespan for their home. These all-natural materials can easily last 100 years or more with proper maintenance, as you can see by stepping into any historical building. You can see the same results, creating significant value in your home, just by choosing your options carefully and pointedly. Let's find out how you can do that.

Hardwood flooring options you'll love

In addition to an extensive lifespan, this floor covering offers so much more. For instance, you can pick a species that looks amazing and performs for the specific traffic levels that are normal for your home. For active areas, oak offers a hardness level that performs well and protects against wear in more heavily traveled areas. Softer woods are a better choice for areas such as closets and pantries, where foot traffic is lower.

Stain colors are very important to many homeowners, especially when specific décor needs are present. Unfinished materials offer the widest variety of color options but require a lengthier installation process. If you prefer a faster install, you can opt for prefinished materials, but you'll sacrifice the number of available colors at your disposal.

Once your floors begin to show wear, you're likely to require a hardwood refinishing service. This process erases years of wear, leaving an untouched wood layer to add more stain and a perfect finish, with beautiful results. Even if you have engineered wood floors, you can still have them refinished up to several times, depending on the thickness of the top all wood veneer layer present. For more information about this floor coverings characteristics and benefits, be sure to reach out to us at your convenience.

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White Plains Carpets, Floors & Blinds offers a wide variety of materials and the services that help bring them to life in your own home. We provide shop-at-home services that allow you to shop from the comfort of your own home, any time, day or night. No more hassles, crowds, or concerns about showroom hours when you can simply choose what you need at your leisure.

Still, our warehouse in White Plains, NY, is available by appointment only. If you need to visit, reach out to us and discuss your details so that we can make sure you have everything you need. We look forward to providing solid wood floors that will last a lifetime.