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The Three Most Important Things to Consider When Selecting Hardwood Flooring

October 20, 2014 by | David | There have been 0 comments

Flooring is one of the most important elements of a home, multitasking as a decorative asset and a functional necessity. If you're about to embark on a floor installation project, it's important to know what kind of material will best suit your space. AltruFir wants you to keep in mind key factors to consider when making your decision. 

Durability
Is your hardwood flooring going to get a lot of foot traffic? If so, then you'll want to choose a material that can provide protection from everyday activities without sacrificing aesthetics. Douglas Fir flooring is more resistant to dents and scratches than other softwoods, ensuring your floors will remain functional and beautiful for years to come.  

Even if you choose a hard, durable material for your floors, proper maintenance is crucial. Small practices, such as sweeping frequently and mopping up spills immediately, will keep your flooring in top condition.  

Color
Flooring can make a big statement in a room. Darker hues create a dramatic, austere effect, while lighter shades add warmth and comfort. The warm, honey-colored tones of Douglas Fir flooring are impactful yet not overpowering, creating the ideal baseline for any space.

It's important to keep in mind, though, that darker floors are less forgiving towards dirt and other imperfections. Darker wood makes messes and wear more noticeable, while lighter tones tend to mask the flaws.

Style
You want your floors to complement the rest of the home. If you have a historic house or a cabin, for example, then reclaimed flooring will instantly accentuate it with its rustic character. Clear vertical grain, also known as CVG flooring, offers a streamlined and clean-cut appearance that is the perfect counterpart to a more modern decor.

Hardwood flooring is an investment. It will be a focal point in your home for years to come; therefore, think through these tips before making your installation. If you want more guidance on what type of flooring is the best choice for your home, contact one of our wood flooring experts today! 


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