Hardwood has been a flooring staple in the industry for both residential and commercial solutions. With its stunning appearance and high durability, many often opt for hardwood because, when treated and finished, it can last for many years and provide a timeless aesthetic that adds comfort and character to any interior space. Whether the hardwood is to match your cabinets, your home's exterior, or even to increase your property's value, it's a great investment that has proven to satisfy clients for extended periods.
Types of Wood
As with all flooring choices, there are also many choices when it comes to selecting a particular type of wood. The type of wood that you choose is left entirely up to your discretion and your budget, but we typically opt for oak wood, maple wood, and cherry wood. These are the hardest and firmest of them all, offering less acoustics and needed repairs because of their built-in strength. Other types of wood, such as bamboo, can also be considered for particular projects. Any type of wood you do choose can easily be stained and finished with a topcoat that ensures it is protected and durable for long-term use.
What we appreciate most about hardwood is its incredible durability. Hardwood can easily add a sense of warmth and comfort to your home. When finished and sealed, the color of the wood will not fade either. This means the hardwood is a great material for interiors that have children and pets or frequent messes. Hardwood holds well underneath furniture and doesn't succumb to stains when used frequently or in contact with other liquids or materials. It's easy to clean and low maintenance, making it great for larger spaces as well.
Once your hardwood has been completely installed, we then finish off the project by adding a finish, or topcoat. There are three main selections when choosing hardwood finish: matte, gloss, or semi-gloss. The type you choose is entirely up to your personal preferences and how you want it to look when compared to your walls, furniture, crown molding, and other interiors in the home. Adding a finish to your hardwood ensures that it maintains its appearance and durability over the years. Adding a finish to your floors can be done every few years to maintain its overall appearance.
One of the major factors that deter clients from considering hardwood floors is the cost. Hardwood floors are often the more expensive choice when compared to other flooring solutions, however, they pack a higher value as well that justifies their overall price. Hardwood floors, when installed correctly and maintained well, require less maintenance and repairs over time than other flooring types, meaning that when you invest hardwood floors you are also getting the longevity and durability that you may not get with other flooring solutions. Hardwood floors often have a higher upfront cost, but over time this cost is evened out with the added value to your property that hardwood floors bring and the low maintenance costs combined.