Floors determine the overall feel of a room. They are the first thing that should be chosen, because they are often the most expensive element and they last the longest. When considering which Quality Hardwood Flooring in Glenview to install, the homeowner should consider the width of the floorboards, wood species, color, texture and hardness. The width of the floorboard can vary from narrow planks that are under three inches to wider planks that can be about eight inches. Geometric patterns are also formed using wood squares and rectangles. Narrow floorboards make a space look bigger. White wide planks create a cottage look. Geometric patterns can create a formal setting.
Hardwood species aren’t all equal. Oak, maple and cherry are the most popular hardwood floors because they are so hard and durable. Other types of wood such as mahogany are beautiful to look at, but are much softer. A dog’s paw will easily scratch it. Therefore they should not be put in high traffic areas such as foyers. Red oak is a popular choice for families with kids and dogs. It can stand up to a lot of traffic and never show any wear and tear or scratches. Hardwood species color vary from light yellow to black. They can also be stained or painted to have their natural colors and grains enhanced.
Finishes protect the wood and provide color and shine. Many floorboards are finished at the factories. This makes installation easier and faster. The homeowner doesn’t have to deal with chemical fumes and waiting for the finish to cure. The warranty on Quality Hardwood Flooring in Glenview with factory-installed finishes is longer, because factory-installed finishes last longer than those installed in the home. Some homeowners prefer to have their finishes applied after the floorboards are installed because they have more control over the final product. If there is an imperfection in an individual board, the locally-applied finish can hide it.
It can be very difficult for a homeowner to make all of these decisions. American Carpet Distributors is one of the companies that installs hardwood flooring in the Glenview area. Homeowners can visit the showroom to learn about the different hardwood flooring and determine which is best for their home.
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