Choosing the perfect floor covering for your home takes time, especially if that flooring choice is hardwood flooring. There are lots of factors to consider, and you must start with your own specific needs and preferences. Even after making the choice, there are other factors at play that can determine the look, feel, durability and lifespan of your floors. Learning all you can about this material, and the options that come with it, can go a long way in helping you figure out what’s best for your own home.

Dragon Scale Flooring can help! Having been in the flooring business for more than forty years, means that we have experience and knowledge that we can pass along, which can be a great help. If this is your solid wood floor choice, there might be things you don’t yet know, and we’ll be more than happy to help you get down to exactly what you need. You’re welcome to visit us at our showroom in Laurel, MD, where you’ll find a flooring professional who can answer any questions you might have, and help you find the best material for your home.

Beneficial Information About Wood Flooring

The first choice you will have to make with solid wood flooring is which wood species you want on your floors. It’s important to remember that the harder the wood, the more durable the floor. So for areas in which traffic is the highest, you will want the hardest wood possible. For bedrooms and other spaces, where traffic is much lower, softer materials will suffice.

Once you’ve picked a suitable species for each of your rooms, you will then want to decide upon the perfect stain color. For species such as cherry, some people only clear glaze the floors, to allow the beautiful natural hue to show forth. However, stains can come in a wide variety of shades, and one is likely to be best for your decor choices.

After the stain color, the next option is the perfect finish. Classic shine is a popular choice, and one that is often seen, but other options are available. Choices such as hand scraped, vintage, or distressed finishes, can do a great job of hiding the everyday wear and tear, that eventually starts to show through. Because of this, you can actually go longer between having to have your floors refinished.