Let’s face it: picking out hardwood flooring for your home is a huge deal. Wood floors are a significant investment that can add style and sophistication to your property for years to come. Therefore, you want to be careful when choosing among your hardwood flooring options. To make this process less overwhelming, here are a few considerations to think through before selecting. These might not, and likely should not, be the only things you consider prior to making your wood flooring decision. However, you can start to better understand what hardwood flooring you’re looking for by contemplating these three critical factors.
Your Project Scope
Every flooring project is different, so it’s important to establish the scope of your particular project and what you hope to accomplish. By identifying your starting point and defining your ideal results, you can begin to shape many aspects of your hardwood flooring selection. Are you finding flooring for one room or the whole house? Do you have existing wood floors that you need to match your new floorboards to, or are you removing the old floors in favor of something new? This aspect could determine your budget limits and indicate what may not be realistically achievable.
It seems like the fun part of the shopping process is narrowing down on the style specifics of your new hardwood flooring. But, it’s often one of the more overwhelming steps as you really get a sense of all your options. And believe us, there are plenty of options available. Beyond choosing a dark or light-colored flooring, you may need to get specific on the tone, stain, grain pattern, texture, and board width. Have a few ideas of what you’re interested in exploring, and a flooring professional could present you with several options you’re already intrigued in.
The subfloor is the layer that exists beneath your home flooring. As a result, it’s often regarded with an out-of-sight-out-of-mind mentality. That could be a big mistake to overlook your subflooring when choosing your hardwood floors. The subfloor could impact the type of wood flooring that’s suitable for installation, as well as the installation method. For example, a concrete subfloor may require you to lay down a plywood subfloor layer before installing your hardwood floorboards. Further, you may be limited to engineered hardwood options if your subfloor is not suitable for solid wood.
RPS Flooring is Here to Help
Is your home or commercial building in need of new floors? RPS Carpet and Flooring Wholesalers has over two decades of experience providing residential and commercial flooring throughout Maryland. Give us a call, or come and visit our showroom to check out our expansive selection. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been working on, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.