Four tips for choosing the perfect hardwood

Four tips for choosing the perfect hardwood

We can all agree that wood flooring adds charm, warmth, and elegance to a home. With the abundance of stains and species, these floors are versatile enough to coordinate well with any traditional, contemporary, coastal, cottage, or rustic decor.

It's not just a matter of choosing a color, however, so here are four things we think you should consider finding the perfect floor; as always, feel free to come into our hardwood flooring company if you have questions.

Where are you installing it?

There are several reasons why you need to think this one through because the answers will help you address specific floor considerations, including:

1. Room size: That will help you decide whether the planks can be wide, narrow, or random (mixed) widths.

2. Sun exposure: Some floors are prone to fading and discoloration when exposed to the sun’s direct UV rays. We can help you combat that challenge.

3. Room use: Not all hardwood has the same hardness level, so if you have extra durability needs, talk to our professionals.

Which version do you want?

There are both solid hardwood flooring and engineered wood floors. Both offer the same beauty, but the engineered construction makes it more stable and better able to handle water.

What is your style?

Do you have a grain preference? Are you more drawn to the warm, traditional shades of domestics or bold, dramatic ones? Do you like a lot of knots and swirls or something more subtle? Think also of your home's overall style. While nothing needs to be an exact match, the colors and style must harmonize to have a cohesive look. Which version do you want?

Do you want textures?

This is what gives a wood floor personality. There are several choices, including smooth, wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed. The experts at our hardwood flooring company will help you find the right one.

At Great American Floors, we know that hardwood flooring can vary, so we'll help you find the right one, give you a beautiful, craftsman-like installation and then assist you in keeping it well maintained. We have locations in Norcross and Sandy Springs, GA, so come into look at our inventory and get a free quote. In addition, we service the entire Atlanta metro area.