Many Americans have made the move to hardwood floors, and we can’t blame them. There is something about the beauty of a hardwood floor that makes any home look amazing. Hardwood floors also cut down on allergens and dust mites, which helps people with allergies and asthma. If you are thinking about hardwood floors, which kind of hardwood flooring should you choose? We have a guide for you.
Types of Wood Flooring
There are two different types of wood flooring. Engineered hardwood is composed of several different layers of wood, each going in a different direction. The top of the wood plank is a solid wood veneer. Engineered hardwood comes in lots of different tree species. Solid hardwood is one solid piece of wood throughout the plank. It is more expensive, but it can last for decades.
Styles of Wood Flooring
You may want to select strip hardwood flooring. Strip flooring comes in strips which are between 1 ½ inch and 2 ½ inches wide, and 5/16 up to ¾ thick. When you think of traditional wood flooring, this is what you are thinking of. Plank flooring has wider strips of wood that are between three and eight inches wide. People who like a rustic look or want to preserve a historic home look may choose this type of flooring. If you are into the antique or rustic look, you might also want to opt for hand-scraped wood flooring, which looks much older than it is, and is finished with urethane for perfect preservation and to guard against stains and spills. Wire brushed floors are also distressed, but not as much as the hand-scraped flooring.
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