Although flooring is sometimes overlooked during the interior design process, the right floor can transform a room. Whatever color or type of wood you choose, durability and stability are crucial. If you are renovating your wood floor, you also want to choose something that blends well with the rest of the room and provides a warm, welcome feeling to the space.
How To Choose the Right Material
There are many flooring material options, including vinyl flooring and epoxy flooring, in addition to hardwood flooring, but hardwood floors have the advantage of durability and low maintenance. If you or your family members suffer from allergies, you may benefit from hardwood floors because they do not trap allergens such as pet hair and pollen. And hardwood floors will hold up well to daily wear and tear.
Hardwood flooring is either solid or engineered. Engineered wood consists of multiple layers of wood rather than single pieces of wood. It is less durable than solid hardwood because the layers can split, and the top layer can peel over time. However, engineered wood is more vulnerable to moisture and wear and tear. Expect engineered wood to be higher maintenance than solid wood.
Hardwood may cost more per square foot than other options, but it lasts over a century. If you want your home to be part of your family for generations, installing hardwood floors is a good idea.
Keep in mind that your flooring choice will affect the effectiveness of radiant heating from underfoot heating systems. Woods like Brazilian cherry are suitable for radiant heating, as well as narrow plank widths.
Whatever material you choose, be sure that it meets industry quality standards. The National Wood Flooring Association sets technical standards for wood manufacturers and defines the criteria for flooring to be labeled as real wood.
How To Choose the Right Colors
There is no one answer to the question of how to choose the right floor colors because every room and every homeowner is different. However, some general tips can point you in the right direction when choosing your floor color.
A striking wood like red oak brings out other wooden accents in the room. Lighter woods like white oak brighten the space, while darker woods provide a modern, stylish feel.
An attractive grain pattern draws attention to the color and adds natural beauty to your flooring. Wide planks make the grain pattern easy to notice and heightens its contribution to the room’s décor.
Hardwood Flooring from A & P Contractors
Flooring literally sets the stage for a lifetime of family memories and milestones. Don’t leave your flooring choices to chance or get stuck with poor-quality flooring that becomes an eyesore or a safety hazard. It’s best to use quality hardwood flooring for your home.
For professional, fast, and dependable hardwood installation in Roswell, GA, trust A&P Contractors. Check out our gallery for interior design ideas founded on quality flooring. Call today at (470) 300-9060 for a free estimate.