Whether building or remodeling, your floors are key to a successful décor and few products rival the elegance of hardwood flooring. Yet, having made that choice, you are probably asking, “How do I choose the best hardwood floors?” Like the dimensions of the rooms, the flooring decision you make is a crucial element to your home’s style.
First, you need to make choices as you research your flooring options. Hard wood verses soft wood. Satin gloss, semi-gloss, matte. Solid wood verses engineered wood flooring. Color. Geographical location of the house. Where in the house to put wood, tile, carpet. How do you handle entry ways, where most of the dirt collects. What is the style of your house and what wood complements that best? And don’t forget the all-important consideration of budget.
Once you’ve made the practical decisions, it is time to make the decision that will become part of the way you live in your home.
The Secret to Finding Hardwood Floors
When it comes to where you live day after day, year after year, here is an all-important rule: your floors should accommodate your lifestyle. Not the other way around.
Don’t select flooring that doesn’t suit the way you live. Do you entertain big crowds and large families, or a few adult guests? Do you have children and pets? Do you live with young children or all adults? Choose the wood, color and finish that lets you live with joy and warmth with your family, pets, and chosen lifestyle.
The secret to choosing the best hardwood floors? Choose flooring that you will enjoy having as part of your daily life, through the coming years.