When it comes to Hardwood Flooring options, the selections, colors and patterns available from the Flooring Formula are numerous. Hardwoods stand the test of time and look great. On average homeowners that install hardwood floors can expect to see a 60 to 70% return on investment. Our flooring professionals can install the style and color of hardwood flooring that best fit your needs. Hardwoods are a beautiful way to add value to your home, the Flooring Formula can help.
Things to Consider when Choosing Hardwood
Hardwood floors tend to come in two basic varieties. Solid Hardwoods and Engineered Hardwoods. Solid Hardwood flooring material as its name implies is made from a single solid piece of wood cut into planks. Engineered Hardwoods have a thin layer of hardwood on top of the plank married to a thicker quality plywood substructure. Both options come with pros and cons. Solid Hardwoods are more durable and can be refinished or sanded multiple times. Plus, because traditionalists tend to lean towards solid hardwoods (due to early versions of engineered hardwoods lacking in quality) solid hardwood options still tend to bring a bit more return on investment when reselling the home. But, Engineered Hardwoods shouldn't be scoffed at these days. The technology in modern engineered hardwoods is getting closer to the durability and value of solid hardwoods while costing slightly less, and being easier to install than most solid hardwoods. Just remember the money saved by going with an Engineered Hardwood will mean having a hardwood floor that can only be resurfaced a time or two before the thin top layer of hardwood is worn down to the plywood level. Neither Solid Hardwood or Engineered Hardwoods stand up as well to moisture, as other flooring options, but in general because of it's plywood base Engineered Hardwoods tend to warp less and hold up a bit better in humid settings or in locations where the installation will be going over a concrete substructure. Homeowners should consider the pros and cons of each before selecting a preferred type of hardwood.
Styles of hardwood vary across species, colors, grain patterns, width, and installation layout. Costs should also be consider when choosing your preferred style of Hardwood flooring. At the Flooring Formula our flooring pros can help you choose the style and layout of your new floors when you call (509) 316-2334
In general hardwoods with the proper installation and care can be installed in any room of your home. While hardwoods shine in bedrooms and living areas, and quality wood flooring can be among the most beautiful flooring options available, hardwoods do not take moisture well. Before installing hardwood flooring you may want to consider non-wood options in areas like kitchens, basements, laundry rooms and bathrooms that tend to see more moisture than other rooms within the home.