How to Choose the Right Hardwood Flooring For Your Home?

When it comes to flooring options for the home, hardwood flooring has always been a popular choice as it adds character, personality and warmth. With the many selections and choices available, are you at a loss on how to even begin shopping for hardwood flooring

Not all hardwood flooring are created equal, besides aesthetic appearances, they each have their own application suitability. Here are 5 things to consider when choosing the right hardwood flooring for your home.

Choice of wood species

There are a myriad of wood species to choose from when it comes to hardwood flooring, but some wood species are harder and more durable than others. Typically, harder hardwood flooring that can withstand greater daily wear-and-tear are suited to be installed in high-traffic areas of the home. 

We suggest that you find out as much as you can about each wood species before making your decision. RV WOODS ® is a reliable manufacturer of local and imported hardwood floors from a wide variety of species. We can help provide you with detailed info on each species to suit your needs and preferences.

Physical appearance (colours, grains, textures)

Hardwood flooring comes in so many species, types, styles and finishes, there sure is one that will match the aesthetics that you are looking for. For contemporary interiors, you can consider hardwood flooring that comes in different colours and finishes. 

A useful tip for you: different coloured hardwood flooring will look different in different types of lighting. So consider the amount of natural light as well as the artificial lighting system of your space when deciding on a hardwood flooring with any specific colour or finishing. The colour of flooring impacts the overall ambience of your living space, for example, darker floors warm up the room; while lighter floors give an illusion of larger space.

Types of Wood Finish

Hardwood floorings are sanded and sealed with different types of sealant coatings that prevent dirt and moisture from penetrating into the seams. Besides serving a protective function for your hardwood floors so that they last through decades of use, the different types of hardwood finish also creates your space its own distinct look and ambience.

Different gloss levels and finishing techniques will determine the overall look of the hardwood floor and space. Hardwood floors with matte finish personify a raw and contemporary look, whereas flooring with a slight sheen adds a little reflective light and elegance to a room.

Plank Size and Design

The width and length of each hardwood flooring, as well as the strip pattern of the floor affects the overall aesthetics and feel of the room as well. Generally, wider and longer hardwood flooring may be best suited for a larger space. Narrower and shorter planks installed in a smaller space may help make it look more spacious than it actually is.

So, take into consideration the actual dimensions of your space to help you decide the right plank size and designs. 

Installation and Costs

Lastly, do keep in mind of the material and installation costs when you decide on a hardwood flooring. RV WOODS ® is a manufacturer of hardwood flooring, we also work with our own in-house expert installation team, thus rest assured that you are paying for direct factory price on material costs as well as save up on third party installation costs!

Consider RV WOODS ® when it comes to hardwood flooring

RV WOODS ® has nearly 50 years of combined experience in distributing, supplying and installing quality solid timber flooring. We also recently partnered with global renowned manufacturer AGT Turkey to offer premium laminated flooring that is fully imported from Turkey. 

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Disclaimer: This article is intended to convey general information only, and in no way does it constitute professional advice for your specific needs. This article cannot disclose all of the risks or factors necessary to evaluate a particular situation. You should seek and obtain relevant professional advice for your specific needs and situation. The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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