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Whether you’re remodeling or building a new house, hardwood floors can be a beautiful addition to your home. There’s something about hardwood flooring that can make your home more appealing to you, your family, and your guests in several different ways. Depending on the type of wood and/or finish you choose for your hardwood floors, you can instantly make your home feel more rustic, cozy, or elegant. In addition to stylishness, hardwood floors provide a wide array of benefits.
Benefits of Hardwood Floors
There are several benefits to outfitting your home with hardwood floors, including but not limited to the following:
- Wide Selection – Hardwood flooring options are seemingly endless, with manufacturers offering several different wood species, colors, and types. In addition, homeowners have the option to choose between engineered and natural wood as well as prefinished and unfinished hardwood flooring.
- Cleaning – Keeping hardwood floors clean is simple. For the most part, you just sweep, vacuum, and mop them regularly.
- Resale Value – In many cases, hardwood flooring increases a home’s value and homes with hardwood floors often sell more quickly than homes that feature other types of flooring.
- Durability –Hardwood flooring is generally strong and durable. It can take a pounding and heavy foot traffic without sustaining or showing much, if any, wear and tear. It’s a big reason why many workspaces feature hardwood floors.
- Beauty – Hardwood floors can go with any decorating style. They can give your home a classic or modern feel. They are elegant and rustic at the same time. Depending on the type of wood and/or finish, you can match hardwood flooring with just about any décor.
Types of Hardwood Flooring
We each have our own unique style and that is often reflected in the way we design and decorate our home. There are several types of hardwood flooring species, including but not limited to: oak, hickory, cherry, walnut, and maple. Therefore, you should have no trouble finding the right wood species to fit your home’s style. In addition to wood species, hardwood flooring is divided up into few other common types:
- Solid – This is the traditional hardwood flooring option. Solid hardwood floors consist of natural wood planks. This type of flooring can last for decades, because it can be refinished periodically to offset wear and tear.
- Engineered – This option involves planks made of multiple thin layers of resin, compressed wood, and polymers on the inside covered with a layer of real hardwood on the outside. Engineered hardwood floors provide the look of solid hardwood floors for a lower price.
- Unfinished – Hardwood flooring can be installed without a finish or stain. This is the case with many solid hardwood floors. After the flooring is installed, then the finish and stain are applied. This often results in a smoother surface, because the floorboards are installed first before being sanded and having the stain and finish applied, which eliminates any differences in the height of the individual planks.
Prefinished – Hardwood flooring can also come with the stain and finish already applied, which helps make the installation process go more quickly and efficiently.
- Prefinished hardwood floors also eliminate the risk of exposure to toxic fumes from stains and finishes that can occur when installing unfinished hardwood floors.
We Offer Free Hardwood Flooring Estimates
Austin’s Floor Store has been providing homeowners in Austin, Cedar Park, and Pflugerville with a wide selection of flooring options since 2010. If you are building a new home or remodeling your current house and looking to upgrade your flooring in the process, we can help. In addition to offering free flooring estimates, Austin’s Floor Store offers warranties, financing, in-home measurements, and installation. To learn more, visit us at one of our Austin, Cedar Park, or Pflugerville locations or take advantage of our shop at home services. For more information about hardwood flooring options for your home or business, give us a call or visit our Facebook page today.