Hardwood Flooring Options

Hardwood Flooring Options


Hi I am Christina Swain with The Swain Team. As an expert Realtor, I know what buyers today like. And the fact is hardwood flooring has stood the test of time. Of course, over the years it has evolved and changed but, it is still the most popular style floor in our area.

When it comes to flooring ideas, hardwood is the most well-known standard and material. Within hardwood, however, there are a lot of variations and differences.

The most common form of hardwood flooring came in thick planks of solid timber. Solid hardwood is milled from a single piece of wood and hence, a completely natural material. It is more adept at handling temperature and humidity changes.

Many companies also offer engineered flooring –planks with a thin layer of hardwood on top, bonded with other layers. Engineered flooring is designed to prevent the floor from shifting during expansion and contraction cycles.

Oak and walnut are two of the most common hardwood choices and for good reason. Oak is durable and stains well while giving an appealing natural grain, and is reasonably priced. Hickory, maple, ash, and cherry are also good choices too, so take your time and decide accordingly. If you prefer a light-colored hardwood floor, ash is an ideal option. While people who expect a lot of foot traffic should consider hickory as an option.

If you are thinking about making a move in the future and would like tips and tricks on what to do to enhance your home’s value, reach out to me for a free 30-minute in home consultation.  I am happy to help! Until next time, I am Christina Swain with The Swain Team.

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