The warmth and beauty of a hardwood floor are hard to beat in your home, but do you understand all of the various options you need to consider before making a decision? When you’re shopping for hardwood flooring, you will need to have the correct sub-floor in place and be sure you are prepared for the costs and maintenance associated with wood flooring. Here are some tips to consider when you’re starting to shop.
DIY or Professional Contractors?
While you technically can install hardwood flooring yourself, it can definitely a challenge. If you don’t have experience with this type of work, it’s best to hire a licensed contractor.
Consider Your Budget
The cost of your wood is only the beginning. You will also need to keep any additional sub-flooring needs in mind, as well as consider the cost of installation and ongoing maintenance to ensure that you can stay within your budget. You’ll also need an extra 10% on any estimate added for waste, and don’t forget to add in the size of your closets!
Basic Wood Comparisons
Even if you know the type of wood that you want to use in your hardwood floor, there are still several decisions to be made. These include:
- Style of the planks
- Width of the planks
- Final color of the planks
- Necessary durability of the floor
While your total budget may dictate some decisions, you will still have plenty of leeway to determine if you would rather have traditional wood or rough-textured boards, for example. Ready to look at some stunning wood flooring before you finalize your opinion? Visit the friendly professionals at The Carpet Collection. Choose your path to a perfect floor by checking out our selection online or calling us today at 716-433-9377.