Your hardwood flooring will be special

Hardwood flooring is a fantastic choice for almost every room in your home, with appearance options, durability, and a lifespan that makes it worth your while. Since they are so customizable in both visuals and performance, it can take some time to choose all the perfect attributes, but the results will be incredibly praise-worthy. Read along here for some facts that can help you make a more informed decision about your floors today.

Consider the wood floors that best serve your household

The first thing to consider when choosing the perfect hardwood flooring is species. Each species has attributes and characteristics of its own, with some softer and some harder than others. That means if you have a busy and active household, the best option will be the hardest wood you can choose for the best results.

But species also affect the appearance of your floors. For instance, cherry is a beautiful hardwood, but it has a color of its own that is often only clear coated, as it richens over time. Other species might offer a different grain pattern or other features that you like best, so consider a wealth of options before making a final choice. However, finding what works best for you is worth it because wood floors generally last from 30 to 100 years or more with careful maintenance.

No matter which wood you choose, it will have to be acclimated before installation. The process can take up to three days or more but works to ensure your flooring will not buckle, warp, or crack after it's installed. For more information on how to create your perfect wood flooring experience, visit us today.

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We offer the wood floors you need

At Total Flooring, Inc., flooring is our specialty, and we'll make sure you have the products and services that cater specifically to your requirements. In addition, our staff is experienced and entirely dedicated to ensuring your most successful results, no matter your project size or preferences. So let us know what you're looking for, and we will alleviate any time-wasting materials so you can get right to what matters most.

From our showroom in Homer Glen, IL, we serve residents from Chicago, IL and the surrounding areas. You are invited to visit us any time, for hardwood flooring solutions you'll love for years to come. Whether you need solid or engineered wood flooring, you'll find it all right here in our showroom, so stop by today.