Wood floors are classic and versatile. Their natural beauty can enhance many styles; they can even be the design piece that brings a room together. In addition to visual appeal and versatility, the beauty and timelessness of wood flooring give homes a higher resale value.
Shade and Color
Light wood brings a fresh spacious feel to your living spaces and shows off the grain and detail beautifully. Mid-toned woods are great for rooms with neutral or earthy color schemes and similarly toned fixtures. Dark wood shades can add exceptional warmth and richness to a room, making it feel indulgent and inviting. In addition to shade (light, mid, dark), there are also color considerations. Depending on the stain and type of wood, a wood floor can be tan, natural, orange, red, brown, or even gray.
Wood Flooring Options
Solid Wood Flooring
Like a fine wine, solid wood flooring ages to become more beautiful with time. It has exceptional longevity and can be refinished or stained to renew or enhance it’s appearance. The Floor Store of Gainesville offers both solid and engineered hardwood flooring, but engineered hardwood flooring is more common.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Engineered hardwood flooring is less affected by heat and humidity than other types of wood flooring, making it best for areas where humidity fluctuates or excessively damp or dry areas. Unlike solid wood floors, only some engineered wood floors can be refinished. If interested, watch this video about solid wood vs. engineered wood floors.
Is A Wood Floor Appropriate for your Project?
There are a few things to consider before you decide to install a wood floor for your project. Our staff will always discuss and advise you in store about the flooring options for your next project. At The Floor Store of Gainesville, you’ll always end up with flooring that is best suited to the particular demands of your interior or exterior space. As a general rule, wood floors are not appropriate for bathrooms, but can be used in kitchens subject to considerations. For instance, a urethane finished wood will be easier to maintain in a kitchen setting than a hand-scraped or matte finished wood.
Care and Maintenance of Wood Floors
No matter what the room, a damp mop should be used on wood floors and all spills should be swept, vacuumed, or soaked up immediately. All wood flooring will be damaged by standing water! In some cases damp mops with various gentle cleaning products can be used. For our customer’s convenience, we provide maintenance guides for our wood flooring products – just ask!
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