Having different hardwoods flooring in a house might be great for one room because It makes your home’s interior more beautiful. It is perfectly acceptable to have different hardwoods in a house, just as it is acceptable to have different rooms painted different colors. Hardwood flooring is a beautiful choice that can be used to create any look ranging from traditional to contemporary. Hardwood floors have gained popularity over the years for their attractiveness and relative ease of maintenance.
The key to making this work for resale purposes, however, is to have something that ties the rooms together so that the house doesn’t look “choppy.” The homeowner wanted to put wood in the living room/dining room, which adjoin both the entry and the kitchen, but she wanted a dark hardwood. So, to tie the new wood in with the existing wood, we used a dark oak with a light maple border. It was a great way to tie the rooms together while giving the homeowner the dark wood she wanted in the living room/dining room.
Benefits of Hardwood Flooring
- Hardwood floors are easier to keep clean and require less ongoing maintenance than carpeting. Pet hair and dander can be easily removed from a hardwood floor, unlike carpet.
- Hardwood flooring can be used in rustic, traditional, or modern designs. Hardwood’s variety of finishes and assortments provide styling flexibility.
- Our prefinished hardwood floors come with a protective finish that requires very little maintenance. A simple sweeping and an occasional light mopping are all that is needed to keep your hardwood floors looking great for years to come.
Hardwood floors are available in different constructions, which determine the type of subfloor it can be installed over. Consider what type of subfloor you have and on what level of the house you wish to install hardwood before deciding on an appropriate choice. For example, moisture can be a factor, as variations in moisture can lead to gapping and warping. For this reason, installing hardwood flooring in full bathrooms is not recommended because of the fluctuating moisture levels. Follow manufacturer recommendations relating to moisture before selecting and installing hardwood. For more protection against moisture, use a moisture barrier.
Generally speaking, solid hardwood floors can be installed over concrete subfloors at ground level or plywood subfloors at ground level or higher.