Things to Consider in Choosing Hardwood Floors


Things to Consider in Choosing Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are more than just a great investment, they can make your house look elegant and give it a finished look. If you’re looking to buy hardwood flooring Utah has to offer, here are some things you’ll want to consider. These considerations will help you find the best flooring that compliments your home and makes it look amazing!

  • Make of Wood

The most common types of wood used for flooring are solid and engineered. Solid wood is just one big piece, but engineered wood has thin pieces of wood laid on top of several layers underneath. When deciding which type to use, you need to consider where you want to install it. If you’re putting the flooring on cement, then engineered is best. However, if you want it on plywood subflooring, then solid is better.

  • Hardness

Next, you need to decide what kind of wood is right for you. Some woods are not as hard as others and are more likely to be dented or scratched. If you have a lot of children or pets, you’ll want to go with a hardwood. You need to make sure that the wood is the right hardness for the kinds of activities you plan to do with it in the future. If you aren’t sure, you could always try talking to a professional to go over your options.

  • Type of Wood

If you’re looking for wood flooring in Utah, there are three main factors to consider: (1) the type of wood, (2) the durability of the wood, and (3) the appearance of the wood. The most common types of woods used for flooring are oak, maple, and cherry. Other types that are available include mahogany and Brazilian cherry. When choosing a type of wood, it’s important to consider how it will look in your home. If you’re on a budget, it’s a good idea to pick the type you like best within that budget. It’s also important to keep in mind that different types of wood come in different colors and have different appearances. For example, you might find out that an exotic type is actually better suited for your home than a type that is used everywhere! You might be surprised and fall in love with a type you would have never considered!

  • Grain Pattern and Color

After you choose the type of wood, you can choose between different types of grains. The pattern and color of grain in a wood floor can vary from piece to piece, depending on how the wood is cut. Three common cut types are plain-sawn , rift-sawn , and quarter-sawn . Plain-sawn makes the grain look traditional and uniform; rift-sawn makes the grain look like long, parallel lines; and quarter-sawn makes the grain look like rift-sawn but with more depth. In terms of color, different types of wood have a different color so you’ll have to look and see which one you like best. If you don’t want a natural color, then you can choose to apply a varnish or stain in order to make the color unique and stand out.

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