Today I am going to share with you the elegance and charm of hardwood. The word alone evokes images of wealth, charm, and a lifetime of true character that will last over the years!

It is not the easiest task to choose your hardwood when renovating a room or redecorating your home. I am going to enlighten you with all of the thoughts that come up when choosing your wood and hopefully make the process easier.

To create a home’s atmosphere with luxury and endless satisfaction one needs to ask themselves a few important questions.

Board Widths: You can select from narrow strips of wood to wider planks parquet squares, and rectangles. Wood strips always give the illusion of more space!

Wood Species: Hardwood species vary in durability, grain patterns, and color. Oak, maple, and cherry are among the most common species due to their hardness. Exotic woods like mahogany, and Brazilian cherry aren’t as durable, but are valued for their remarkable appearance.

Colors: Hardwoods runs the scale from blond to black, this depends on the species and finish.

Textures: Get old hardwood floors to look shiny and new, or buy brand new wood that looks antique. Timeworn character makes your floors have gusto and origin.

Hardness: Active households with pets and kids need the hardest wood for stability and ware. Also a darker wood that will hide any future stains.

Finish: Hardwood finishes provide protection as well as vibrant color and luster. Most commercial hardwood comes prefinished; this simplifies the installation and eliminates dust, chemical fumes, and waiting time.

While solid hardwood can be repeatedly refinished, engineered hardwood flooring can only be refinished a limited number of times.

I hope you keep these thoughts in mind while choosing your next floors!