How to Install Custom Wood Flooring?
Wood flooring never fails to leave people in awe and a lot of homeowners are considering this flooring option in their house. Regardless of the room where the wood floors have to be installed, it will surely look nice and beautiful. Apart from that, these are budget friendly and does not damage the environment while being offered in different varieties.
Another great thing about wood flooring is the fact that they’re easy to maintain. Furthermore, wood floors help in increasing the value of the house and thus, serve as a great investment in the future. These days, wood flooring is available in custom and unique designs such as borders, hand-distressing, medallions, mixed media, painting, exotic wood and stain.
There are several things that should be considered when selecting wood flooring such as your budget, the type of wood that’ll be used, the design or style, amount of traffic where the wood floor panels will be installed, the color of walls as well as the rest of the furniture. There are several other questions that should be considered too such how much time will be allotted for the installation, does the contractor has license and guarantees and warranties.
There are various kinds, style cuts (quartersawn, riftsawn, plainsawn) and grades (select, first, second, third, clear) of wood flooring. Not only that, wood flooring style are varying like parquet which is basically a series of flooring pieces arranged in a geometric design, plank hardwood flooring that’s wider planks of wood and linear. Different types of wood flooring include impregnated wood floors, engineered wood floors, unfinished wood, solid wood floors and prefinished wood floors.
The solid wood floors have different classifications depending on the type of installation required such as glued, floated, stapled/nail. Patterns and dimensions, colors like walnut, maple, ash, pear, oak stain white, beech, bamboo, mahogany are all other distinctions that should be taken into mind. There are exotic species that are available too such as white oak, birch, cherry, red oak and maple. With the different choices available, customers have literally unlimited options and can combine one from the other allowing them to achieve a true custom flooring.
On the other hand, depending on the room where it would be installed, the style of wood flooring will be affected. So to give you an example, if you want custom design on the entry room or foyer, you may consider using medallions, feature strips, accents as well as borders. If it will be used in kitchen or family room, then darker colored woods may be used but for dining and living rooms, it is preferable to opt for lighter woods.