You've decided to go for it and install hardwood flooring. You will love the natural beauty, hardwood's long lifespan, and several other benefits of wood.
However, you may be wondering how to make the best choice. Here are some tips.
Decide if you want solid or engineered hardwood flooring
Water is a concern, especially with older houses more prone to leaks. Rhode Island also experiences seasonal changes with hot summers and cold, snowy winters.
Solid and engineered hardwood look similar, but the construction's different. Engineered hardwood flooring is stable and better able to handle water.
As a result, it can also be installed in higher-than-normal moisture areas, such as basements. Buy the best-engineered wood flooring; some layers are too thin, which affects refinishing.
Not all hardwood is the same; some are harder than others. If you have extra durability issues, tell the flooring expert.
Also, ask about the Janka Scale of Hardness. Anything over 1290 is considered hard, including these white oak, maple, hickory, Brazilian cherry, and many other species.
Consider whether you want on-site or prefinished floors
The top coat protects the floors and enhances beauty. While you're at it, decide on the type of finish you prefer; feel free to contact us to learn more when shopping for wood floors in Central Falls, RI.
Determine plank width
Currently, wide plank widths are trending. It is, however, a matter of personal choice and room size.
Long-lasting flooring excellence in Rhode Island
Massud & Sons Floor Covering has been helping homeowners and businesses for over 50 years. We understand the importance of your home and will help you select the right hardwood flooring.
You'll see beautiful woods in our showroom, such as Expedition Maple 4 by Shaw or Character Collection by Somerset. We're located in Central Falls, RI, serving Lincoln, Cumberland, Smithfield, and Providence.