With spring right around the corner, there is no better time to freshen up your living space than by upgrading to an affordable, new hardwood floor. Whether you are just looking to update a single room or even an entire floor, this spring’s hottest flooring trends offer something for everyone’s budget and preference.
Nothing makes spring cleaning easier having a set of hardwood floors to clean. There are countless benefits when it comes to adding an elegant set of hardwood flooring to your home, including
- If maintained well, hardwood floors are capable of lasting more than 100 years!
- Cleaning and maintaining is much easier than carpet
- Add an authentic look and feel to a home compared to laminate flooring
- Higher potential of increasing a home’s value
- Inspires home buyers to consider purchasing your home
While Hardwood flooring overall makes a wise investment, there are countless possibilities to choose from too, such as designs, types of wood, patterns and colors.
Colors and Patterns
Grain variations in the different woods help determine the charm and look of the flooring. Finding the right hardwood flooring is generally a matter of personal taste and the size of one’s total budget. Listed below are a few of the most popular grain choices of hardwood floor designs.
- Dramatic Grain Suggests A Rustic Feel
- Moderate Grain Variations Generally Are Considered Most Traditional
- Hardwood With Very Little Graining Has A Sleek, Contemporary Look. Here Are Domestic
- Oak, Maple, And Cherry As Well As Exotic Species Like Bamboo, Cork And Brazilian Cherry
Each species offers its own distinct grain pattern. For subtlety in the pattern, maple is a great option. For bolder grains, try oak. Exotics attract many buyers, popular for its distinct grain patterns and color.
For more hardwood flooring options or to schedule a free consultation, contact Aroma’z Flooring today!
Many are unaware of the advantages that can come with either and unfinished or finished hardwood floor. If you have an unfinished floor, you can be given the option of having it stained to any color of your liking so you are not stuck with an undesirable one.
owever, prefinished hardwoods also have some great benefits too: longer finish warranties, uniform stain application, and a cleaner environment to start off with. You can also change the direction of how the boards are laid, which can give you even more flooring design possibilities.
How do you clean and maintain it?
One of the greatest aspects of hardwood flooring is that it requires a minimal amount of maintenance and cleaning could not be easier. All it requires is a periodic mopping with a product that is safe for urethane finishes. It is highly recommended that you DO NOT use any oils or ammonia-based cleaners. If anything were to spill on your hardwood flooring, blot the spot with a damp cloth as soon as it happens.
All these principles also apply to laminate flooring. Cleaning it can be relatively simple, much like hardwood floors. For tough spots, such as paint, markers or lipstick, use mineral spirits on a clean white cloth, then wipe with a damp cloth.
How does pricing and installation vary?
Generally, the price of hardwood flooring will depend largely on the species of tree and the application, which usually ranges anywhere from eight to twelve dollars per square foot. The Installation process will vary contingent on the square footage, finish and if the flooring is engineered or solid hardwood floors.
For more information on the benefits of hardwood flooring and laminate flooring, please feel free to contact one of our representatives and Aroma’z Flooring here or calling our Mercer, NJ location at 609-587-2656.