Making a choice of wood flooring includes lots of factors to consider. Factors such as wood cost, prefinished or unfinished, factory finished or job finished, surface, and installation are important in wood selection.
The quality of wood flooring depends on species of the wood you choose. Make sure that your flooring choice comes under NOFMA (National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association) certified norms. Make particular that you need a single type of wood floor or a combination of wood floors.
Prefinished Vs. Unfinished:
Both have their unique advantages and disadvantages. Making a choice of flooring is always up to the individual viewpoint. The unfinished wood gives the benefit of various selection quality, structure, and design. Moreover, you can keep an eye on the final finishing.
If you’re looking for dramatic beauty and a wide variety of characteristics, then opt out to factory-finished woods. Even though that prefinished wood looks more expensive than unfinished woods, when come to end both costs same.
Factory finished VS Job Finished.
The benefit of having factory-finished woods are easy to fix, stronger, come with lamination, a wide range of use, and offer more life expectancy. The downsides are high-priced, tough to repair, and less choice to select.
Job finished flooring gives you certain advantages such as low-cost, variety of options, and finished. Furthermore, you have more control over the finish. The downside is that it can damage faster.
Keep in mind that you can select one type of wood flooring for all rooms. Room temperature and humidity have the profound effect on the durability of the floors. A wrong selection of the surface will ruin your entire flooring setup. Make sure that the surface is hard and dry. Make sure that the moisture is completely cleared from the ground. Avoid wood flooring in a basement that can easily absorb more moisture in winter conditions. Use waterproof material like polyethene film to extend the life of WOOD flooring.
You can install the wood, but it is not desirable because the hardwood materials are expensive, and you don’t want to spoil it. Get the professional or a contractor to assist the installation process. Some wood floor installation cost more than purchasing price. Put your budget that includes both fixing and buying price.
The quality of wood flooring will add the resale value of your house. Moreover, it is a sound investment in any household properties. Always keeps an eye on what are the latest trends in wood flooring and styles.