Home Improvement Housing Communities Real Estate 3 Important Things to Consider When Having Wood Flooring Installed By Charlie Posted on March 24, 2017 5 min read Comments Off on 3 Important Things to Consider When Having Wood Flooring Installed 0 90 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Hardwood floors are arguably one of the best ways to improve the overall aesthetic of a home. But many people who plan to install wood flooring in their homes assume that it’s an easy process that will take no time at all. Even though getting help from a flooring installation specialist will definitely make the process go much smoother, there are specific considerations that you must make when thinking about what type of hard wood flooring that you’d like to have installed and how long you’re willing to wait for the installation process. Make sure to make that following important considerations as you shop around. • Certain species of wood will suit your home’s style more than others. The overall style of your home should impact what type of wood you choose. There are several species of wood that can be used as hardwood flooring. Modern homes tend to look best when natural maple is used. This gives a more Norwegian designed look. Oak can also look nice in modern settings. More traditional home styles will benefit from wood species like hickory and maple because they’re richer and darker. Naturally, you can get creative or ask a designer for help when deciding on a wood type. • Depending on what kind of existing floor and subfloor you have, your project may require extra work time. When it comes to calculating costs, you’ll need to consider whether or not the existing flooring in your home needs to be ripped out. Of course, this will add to the overall bill, but if you want a new floor, it needs to be done. You’ll also need to know what type of subfloor you have. It might be concrete, particle board, plywood or something else. This will impact the overall project. For example, concrete on your floors will mean that you’ll be limited to using engineered wood for your wood floors. On the other hand, particle board will need to be replaced. This is too cheap to be used under real wood. You can replace it with plywood, which is likely the most common type of subfloor. Fortunately, plywood is extremely versatile, so engineered wood or solid wood can be used on top. The installation professionals that will put in your wood flooring can check to see what type of subfloor you have if you don’t know yourself. • Maintenance of your flooring should be a consideration as well. Finally, don’t forget that your floors will need to be properly maintained. Fortunately, this isn’t too difficult. Simply make sure that you clean up spills when they happen, and periodically, use a professional wood cleaner on your floors to keep them looking bright and clean. Doing all of this will ensure that you have great-looking wood floors in your home and that the process is simple and straightforward. If you need any more information, Fuse Flooring may be able to provide you with further insights and resources.