The Best (and Worst) Rooms for a New Hardwood Floor

The Best (and Worst) Rooms for a New Hardwood Floor

Where should you install your new hardwood flooring?

Whether you’re looking to renovate your residential or commercial space, solid hardwood flooring is a reliable and attractive choice. Said to lend a sense of permanence to interiors, it is no wonder that it has been a popular flooring choice for centuries. Hardwood floors offer so many benefits: they are very easy to clean as they do not accumulate a lot of dirt, dust, and debris. A weekly cleaning procedure involves vacuuming, moping, and keeping the floor dry. Hardwood floors that are kiln-dried, manufactured, installed, and finished to certain standards can last for generations. Able to stand up to active workspaces and heavy foot traffic, quality hardwood floors are tough, hard-wearing, and have long term durability. Though, with purchasing new hardwood floors one must be aware of where to install it, as some rooms offer more benefits than others.

Ideal Rooms

You can design your dining area to reflect a formal or casual tone, and with hardwood there are many ways to achieve this. Once you identify a flooring style that blends in with the rest of the room, the next step is to protect the hardwood finish, and there are different ways to defend your floor. Chairs and tables can cause serious friction on your hardwood floor and this is why many homeowners prefer to add soft pads to chair and table feet.

Bad Idea!

One room to be avoided at all costs for hard wood floors is your basement. Hardwood floors must be nailed into place, so putting it directly onto the concrete is out of the question, but even over a super-subfloor, no one recommends solid hardwood for a basement. Solid wood will expand and contract with environmental changes above ground level. Below grade the situation just gets ridiculous. It will absorb even the slightest high humidity and will warp, crack, stain, and become a farm for molds. It’s best to avoid any room which contains the threat of moisture, such as kitchens and bathrooms, as wood soaks up water therefore, causing it to expand and stain.

Whatever Type of Flooring You Choose; Jim Boyd’s Flooring America is Ready to Install!

Whatever choice you make, we have the materials and know-how to help you get your dream floor! Jim Boyd’s Flooring America is happy to provide our customers with top-notch service to meet any and all of their flooring needs. We have the knowledge and experience to assess your needs and help you choose the right floors for your family’s home. Make an appointment today or give us a call at 410-667-0620 so we can keep your carpet looking great for years to come. To follow us online, don’t forget to check out our FacebookTwitterYouTubePinterestHouzzLinkedInFlickr, and Google+.

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