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What to Look for in Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring can be a great investment for your home. Whether you’re thinking of selling in the near future or just want to prepare for a home sale down the line, wood flooring is an attractive asset to have on your side. If you’d like to add hardwood flooring to your home, here’s what our hardwood flooring installers have to say about choosing the right floor for you.

Type of Wood

The type of wood species you choose will affect the durability, color, and grain patterns in your new floors. Wood floor installation is an investment in your home, which is why it’s important to research what wood species would best complement your interior design. Your local remodeling company can help you find the right hardwood.

Wood Texture

Do you prefer sleek hardwood floors or something more rustic? Either way, hardwood floors come in a variety of textures to match your design preferences and lifestyle. For example, you may want to consider distressed wood flooring if you have a busy household with high foot traffic. Rustic hardwood flooring is also great for disguising scratches from pet claws or wheelchair and walker use. Highly polished hardwood floors, on the other hand, make your home look elegant and sophisticated.

Floor Color

Wood species used for hardwood floors come in a range of colors to complement your home’s surroundings. For example, dark hardwood floors can help make a large house feel cozier. Likewise, white wood flooring helps your home feel more spacious and airy. Light hardwood floors are also able to disguise dirt better than their dark counterparts.

Keep in mind that what color hardwood you pick will also affect the level of maintenance needed to keep your flooring looking nice. For example, black wood flooring is more likely to show dust and dirt. While black hardwood flooring can give your home a touch of luxury, many of the homeowners we work with decide to install dark wood floors that are just a shade or two lighter.

Need Help Installing Floors in Your Home? Ask the Experts at Factory Flooring

What type of underlayment should you use? How many inches thick? How do you install it? And how do you avoid damaging your floors in the process? 

When you work with Factory Flooring, you don’t have to worry about these questions. Our team of professional flooring installers will handle all the heavy lifting for you — literally. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the savings on your energy bill. 

Need to get more flooring ideas first? Our design blog has dozens of articles to help you get started. Whenever you’re ready to tackle your insulation project, we’ll be here to help. Contact us online to get started, or call Factory Flooring at 469-583-7053 


  • Feb 18, 2021
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