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What St Pete Residents Need to Know About Hardwood Flooring

By Kathy Carbone Subscribe to RSS | April 5th 2012 | Views:
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Building a house used to be an easy, straightforward affair. All you have to do is put up four walls, plop up a roof at the top, and you’re done. Today though, there are a lot of considerations to take into account the kind of windows to use, the types of doors to install, should you put in a pool or not, etc.

Many people consider flooring the easiest part because for most homes, there is only one clear choice: hardwood flooring. Hardwood can give any home a timeless look that is clean, attractive, and durable. But with all the options available these days, make sure you have all the information you need before making a choice. In any case, a good hardwood floor should last ten to twenty years, so if you make a wrong choice, you’re going to have to live with it for decades.

You can choose either traditional solid or engineered hardwood floor. Solid hardwood flooring must be installed above grade which means they can’t be used for basements. They can be bought pre-finished, but you can also have them finished on-site. Engineered hardwood floors, on the other hand, may be installed on any floor and are more resistant to contraction or expansion than other flooring materials.

Once you have made your choice, consider a suitable finish. There are two things you have to take into account here: the amount of foot traffic that particular part of the floor is going to get, and the type of room it is in. If a room is seldom used, a lighter finish is preferable, but for hallways, a darker, more durable finish is required.

Hardwood flooring St Pete flooring stores sell can be installed DIY or by a professional, depending on the type. Click-type floors are popular because you can install this on your own, but this material doesn’t work well in high-moisture areas like the kitchen. More durable hardwood floors need professional installation as improper installation can result in a lot of problems homes in this Tropical Savana setting cannot afford to have.

The benefits of Hardwood flooring St Pete stores sell range from aesthetic to financial. Hardwood floors fit well with any type of décor and take away the risk of allergens that accumulate in carpets. It is also very durable and takes little effort to maintain, making it cost-effective.

Make sure to buy only from trustworthy floor stores that sell hardwood, bamboo, or tile St Pete has to make sure you get the most out of your money. For more information, visit DirectBuyArticles.com/19/Six-6-Great-Benefits-of-Hardwood-Floors or WFCA.org/pages/Before-You-Buy-Wood-Flooring.aspx.

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