Of all the pros and cons surrounding hardwood flooring, the most important thing to know is that you can’t use them in basements or any other room that is below grade. An alternative in these areas, if you want to remain in the product line, would be engineered flooring, which stands up better to humidity and temperature changes.
Another very important fact is that these materials must be acclimated before installation. This process cannot be skipped if you want the best results for your flooring. Installed wood flooring before acclimation is complete could create warping, buckling, or splitting. In other words, you’d have to replace it right away.
Once you have the basics covered, you can move on to the personalization of your flooring. Choose the perfect species, a stunning stain color, and a finish that truly performs in your home. With species selection, talk with your provider
about your traffic level and the species that best meets that need.
Concerning stain and finish options, your flooring associates can give you detailed information on how to use each to your benefit. Be sure to visit at your convenience.