Homeowners who are looking for something new are often drawn to hardwood flooring
, for many obvious reasons. Some people are interested in the incredibly long lifespan this flooring offers, especially if they’re not looking to install a new floor anytime soon. Others are mesmerized by the stunning and timeless elegance of this material. According to old trends and projected ones alike, this floor covering is here to stay. Over time, it’s only gotten better, thanks to advancements in the flooring and industry alike.
Cape Fear Flooring & Restoration offers a wide variety of floor covering and related services. We also have a staff of flooring professionals who will happy to assist you in finding the perfect floor covering for your home, no matter the specific needs you have. From our showroom in Fayetteville, NC, we serve the areas of Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Lumberton, Eastover, and Hope Mills, and we look very forward to serving you as well.
It isn’t so much a matter of finding the flooring that suits your needs, but rather putting a hardwood floor together to meet them. You have a variety of options that, together, will make an excellent and unique floor for your own home. You’ll start by assessing your current situation with regard to levels of activity and foot traffic, how humid your home tends to stay, and exactly which rooms you’re looking to floor.
It’s important to note that solid hardwood flooring can never be installed in below-grade spaces such as basements. In rooms like this, if you intend to maintain the wood look, you’ll want to ask about products such as engineered wood flooring or luxury vinyl plank. Either will be a good product to place in these areas, as they don’t react to humidity, moisture, and temperature changes the same way that solid wood does.
To get your hardwood floors started off right, you’ll want to pick a species that matches your activity level. For instance, if your home is very active, with children, pets, or lots of visitors in and out often, you need to choose a very hard species. The density will help bear the brunt of the traffic load without showing excessive signs of wear and tear.
You can also make your own choices for stain color and finish type, which add another layer of personalization. Ask your flooring specialist to direct you to all the details concerning the two.