A hardwood floor is a classic choice for any South Huntington home. Hardwood floors can work well in any home, regardless of the home’s style. Here at Floor Coverings International® of Farmingdale we want your hardwood floor to enhance the aesthetic appearance of your home. To help you, we’ve broken down our top tips for getting the most out of your hardwood floors.
Your Home’s Style
When selecting your new hardwood, it’s important to think about how the flooring will interact with the other elements of your home. If your South Huntington home has a traditional aesthetic, consider a warm-toned wood, like cherry. If you favor a minimalist aesthetic, consider a light-stained wood.
Things like plank width and plank direction also impact the appearance of a home. Picking a standard wood plank can give your home a traditional appearance. Opting for a wider width plank can give your home a sense of luxury. Beyond that, what direction you decide to run the flooring will adjust the appearance of a room. Installing wood planks horizontally will make a room appear wider. Installing wood planks vertically will make a room appear longer. Our experts at Floor Coverings International® of Farmingdale can help you perfectly integrate hardwood floors into your home.
Consider Species Durability
Every species of wood is rated on the Janka Hardness Scale. Each Janka score compares the relative hardness of hardwood floors. A high-ranking Janka score means that the flooring will be very durable. South Huntington homeowners love maple hardwood floors, as it has one of the strongest Janka scores for domestic hardwood, at 1450. The entire Janka Hardness Test goes from 70 to 5060.
Think About Maintenance
If your home is for rest and relaxation, you won’t need to worry too much about the Janka score of a potential floor. You are unlikely to cause any major scratches to the floor. If your home is full of hustle and bustle and four-legged friends, you should consider a floor with a high Janka score. You can also opt for hand-scraped hardwood flooring. The distressed look will hide potential scratches and give your home a rustic charm. When you have the right wood style for your lifestyle and you know how to properly care for hardwood in your home, maintenance is easy.
Find the Perfect Fit For Your South Huntington Home
Even if you’ve done your research, seeing the floor in your home makes a huge difference. That’s why we offer a free in-home design consultation. We’ll bring our showroom to you, so you can fully picture how a hardwood floor will work in your home. We proudly serve [franchise_location_served_1].