|Hardwood Flooring Buying Guide|
When you finally come upon the decision to purchase a hardwood floor, you must now figure out a way of going about this. There are steps one should take during the choosing part of the process of installing your very new brand new floor. First of all, double check to make sure this is what you want. Make sure to read up all about the pros and cons of hardwood flooring, and also make sure you can afford it. Installing a hardwood floor can be an expensive project, and you don’t want to put yourself into a financial hole just because you wanted your living room to look pretty.
Next, check out your yellow pages to find local dealers who can show you samples of hardwood flooring. Look at the different types of wood and determine which type will work best in your household and which one you can best afford. Give this a couple of days and don’t jump to quick decisions; a specie that looked good yesterday might only look average to the one you found today. Give it time. Make sure the type of wood you pick out has different stain colors. Different stain colors allows you to be creative and create different styles according to your own tastes.
Consider in what room the floor will be installed. Its not wise to put floors anywhere near moisture, because that could quickly ruin them. Kitchens don’t look too good with dark flooring, and anywhere that has a lot of movement will probably need a durable and sturdy finish to go along with it. Take a few more days to consider what type of wood, where it will be placed, and how durable you need it to be. And finally, decide how large of planks you want to use. Depending on the size, the complete finished look will give out different effects.
You can quiz your local dealer on all of this, and work with him to pick out something that looks good for your household. They’ll be more than happy to help, knowing that you’re a paying customer. And if they don’t, you should probably find a different dealer. Anyways, happy hunting!