Choosing the best hardwood floors Vancouver WA
So you’ve decided to have hardwood floors installed in your home. Now it’s time to make some decisions about what type of floor will work best for you and your home. Start by considering where the flooring will go, in which rooms, and what type of activities occur there. How much traffic will it get, how much sunlight will it be exposed to, how much other wear and tear? How much moisture will it have to withstand?
You will need to decide whether to go with a factory-finished floor or site-finished. You can see our discussion of this choice here .
Next, check for certification of your flooring product. Check for volatile organic compound levels of the finish you’re considering. And you may also check for Forest Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. These provide assurance that the wood comes from responsibly managed forests.
Then, it’s a good idea to spend a little money on a few wood flooring samples. It’s possible that flooring that looks great in a catalog or on a website will not be what you have in mind for your home. When it comes time to purchase your flooring, make sure to buy all the flooring you will need at one time, and to buy an extra box for future repairs or additions.
Whatever flooring you choose, you can depend on us, your professional hardwood flooring installers, to give you the best advice coming from years of experience. We can help you create a floor you will be happy with for years to come.