Hardwood flooring Fort Worth, TX
There aren’t too many better looks than pristine hardwood flooring throughout a home. Hardwood flooring Fort Worth, TX adds comfort and appeal to a home. Hence, its infinite popularity. Here are some reasons why your home would benefit greatly from the addition of hardwood floors:
Hardwood flooring already has an outstanding reputation. Thus, you probably don’t need to be sold on its beauty. What people often don’t consider; however, is the flexibility and variety of wood. In essence, hardwood can be formed out of 10+ types of wood, including oak, walnut, hickory and maple. Each type of wood contributes its own subtle flavor.
In addition, hardwood can be purchased in different grades. Select grade hardwood flooring is the purest grade. It comes with no knots, giving it a uniform color. Natural grade flooring will have tiny knots within, giving it a slightly rustic look. When it comes to flooring, a rustic look can actually improve the look and feel of a home. Lastly, Rustic Grade hardwood flooring consists of the most drastic knots. The idea behind this grade of flooring is to provide more of a standout quality.
And, of course, there’s the unfinished/prefinished aspect of hardwood. The unfinished version has to be sanded and finished at the time of installation. This results in a messier installation and a longer installation. Therefore, prefinished hardwood is recommended. In this case, your hardwood comes, as stated in the name, prefinished. It will already be stained, shaped, and prepped for foot traffic once installed. Ultimately, the consumer has a lot of control over the exact look that they want for their home. That’s the beauty of wood beyond the beauty of wood.
Appeal is certainly towards the top of the list in hardwood flooring preferences, though, most homeowners will probably have durability at the very top. Every consumer wants to get the most bang for their buck. No matter how nice any one thing looks, what is the point of buying it if it isn’t going to last?
Homeowners will be happy to know that hardwood flooring Fort Worth, TX is extremely durable. Very little can threaten the beauty of hardwood. In fact, its only true weakness is moisture. If moisture is allowed to seep through the seams of wood, unfortunate occurrences such as cupping or crowning could occur. So, clean up spills immediately, avoid steam cleaners and make sure the humidity of your home is under control. If you can do those three things, your hardwood floor should last for years and years.
Hardwood flooring can last for such a long time that it may even outlast your time in the home. But don’t’ worry, having this type of flooring in your home will only add to its resale value. Maintained and well-conditioned wood can add a four-figure value to a home.
As previously mentioned, do whatever you can to keep moisture away from your hardwood floors. Besides that requirement, routine vacuuming and use of wood-friendly oils will keep your hardwood in great shape. One note on vacuuming wood: ensure the brush is set to off. The thistles on the vacuum brush can cause scratching. Also, make sure your furniture legs have wood protectors. Furniture has the tendency to move as more and more people sit on it or use it. Wood protectors will of course protect your wood from scratching if properly in place.
Hopefully this information will kick-start your hardwood flooring search. Should you have any questions or if you are ready for purchase and installation, know Cowboy Remodeling is here to help. Contact us at (469) 518-7573 to begin your home improvement project. Please visit our blog for additional helpful information.