Choosing the right hardwood flooring for your home

Choosing the right hardwood flooring for your home

When it comes to enhancing your home's beauty and elegance, hardwood flooring stands out as a timeless and versatile option. However, selecting the perfect hardwood floors requires careful consideration. In this blog post, we'll explore essential factors to keep in mind when choosing the right hardwood flooring that compliments your style and meets your needs.

  1. Assess your lifestyle and foot traffic

Consider your lifestyle and the amount of foot traffic your home experiences. For busy households, opt for harder species like oak or maple that are resistant to scratches and wear. Softer species like cherry or walnut are suitable for low-traffic areas.

  1. Consider different wood species

Choose a wood species that matches your aesthetic preferences. Oak offers classic appeal and durability, while cherry provides a rich, warm hue.

  1. Decide between solid and engineered hardwood floors

Solid hardwood flooring
offers timeless beauty and can be sanded and refinished multiple times. Engineered hardwood is more resistant to moisture and temperature changes, making it suitable for areas with fluctuating humidity levels.

  1. Choose the right finish 

Consider the finish of your hardwood flooring for both appearance and protection against wear. Options include oil-based polyurethane, water-based polyurethane, and penetrating oil finishes.

  1. Match your home's style 

Harmonize your hardwood floors with your home's interior style. Wide-plank flooring with natural distressing creates a traditional or rustic look. Sleek, narrow planks in lighter shades contribute to a contemporary or modern aesthetic.

Visit our showroom for wood flooring in Southern Pines, NC

Choosing the right hardwood flooring for your home is crucial for both aesthetics and functionality. Consider your lifestyle, wood species, construction type, finish, and overall style to make an informed choice. Consult with our flooring professionals for expert guidance and installation services. Transform your home with the timeless beauty of wood flooring that suits your unique preferences and needs.

Total House + Flooring is here for your hardwood solutions. Our showroom in Southern Pines, NC, serves people in and around Aberdeen, Fayetteville, Rockingham, Asheboro, and Pinehurst, NC. Call today!