No Home Is Complete Without Floors
Every project should start with the ground up. So whether you’re wanting a fresh look on your floors, replacing damage, or remolding your whole home, your floors are the start of your project. That’s why we would like to highlight your options in selecting the flooring that suits your budget and style.
Flooring is one of the most important decisions in the design of your whole home remodel or new home. Because flooring is so heavily used, the smart choice goes beyond appearances to durability and other practical considerations.
The most common options available today are: hardwood floors, engineered wood, bamboo, ceramic tile, laminate, vinyl, linoleum, cork and carpet.
Solid wood has been one of the most popular types of flooring in the U.S. for decades. Its construction is about as simple as you can get – wooden boards or planks about 0.75 inches thick, which are installed by nailing them to a wooden subfloor.
Solid wood flooring comes in either strips, which range in width from 1.5 to 2.5 inches, or planks 4 to 8 inches wide. It can be made from many kinds of wood, from domestic species such as oak and maple to exotic varieties.
People love solid wood flooring because it looks great in any style of home with any decor. It’s also very long-lasting since it can be refinished up to five times to remove surface scratches. Experts say adding hardwood floors can increase the resale value of your home as well.
Wood floors are fairly easy to clean; just sweep them regularly and mop up all spills promptly.
The biggest downside of hardwood floors is that they don’t stand up well to rough handling. They can warp if they’re exposed to moisture for a long time, making them a bad choice for bathrooms or laundry rooms. They can shrink and swell due to changes in temperature, and they’re vulnerable to scratches and dents. As a result, they need to be refinished as often as once every 10 years to maintain their looks.
Wood flooring is best for spaces that don’t get lots of traffic, such as living rooms, halls, and bedrooms. It is the overall best choice for living rooms, dining rooms, and family rooms.
Wood flooring typically costs vary depending on the type of wood you choose.
Working with our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals, you will be inspired to walk through a myriad of flooring choices to find the right choice for your home and lifestyle. For all of your flooring needs contact Noma Design and Build, and we will take care of it. Contact us today!
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