Hardwood Flooring for Your Entire Home: 3 Things You Need to Know

Genuine hardwood floors are one of the most popular flooring choices because of their durability and timelessness. Not only do they look great, but the floors you put down tomorrow could quite possibly last the rest of your life- and even longer! Are you considering installing hardwood floors in your own home? Let’s look at a few things before deciding:

You have a choice between engineered and solid. There are two main types of hardwood used to make the floorboards: solid and engineered. Both types are made from 100% wood, but each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Solid hardwood floors are made of solid wood; one board of solid hardwood is made from a single piece of wood. One board of engineered hardwood is made from several pieces of wood, typically three to five, which are bonded together into layers. The top layer of the engineered hardwood is usually hardwood with cheaper layers of plywood or other types of wood underneath. Engineered hardwood is less expensive and easier to install than solid hardwood.

You also choose your wood species. Not all hardwood floors look the same and this is because there are different types of wood that can be made into floors. There are so many different types to choose from:

  • Oak
  • Cherry
  • Maple
  • Walnut
  • Ash
  • Bamboo
  • Mahogany
  • Teak
  • Jarrah

And this is only the beginning!

Be sure to order enough. In fact, experts recommend you order more than enough. It is a good idea to order about 10% more wood than you need. If your home is 2000 sq ft and you’re doing the entire house, order 2200 sq ft. If you order exactly 2000 sq ft, you will end up not having enough wood to finish your floor. This is because the wood needs to be cut to fit the space, which will result in some waste. It is always better to have too much than not enough. 

Whether you’re looking to put down new flooring for your living room, kitchen, dining room, family room, den, or bedroom, wood is almost always the best choice. Not just any wood flooring will do, though. You need the best and that means you need to contact Custom Furniture and Flooring, Swainsboro, GA and the surrounding area’s go-to company for genuine hardwood floors. If you are shopping around for the best price on the top brands, check in with us first. We can beat most dealer’s prices, and our service is unmatched. Reach out today at (478) 237-6483 or just stop in our showroom!

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