High humidity levels in your home can be uncomfortable and can even pose a threat to the interior of your home and your health.
With design trends constantly changing, it’s hard to know what’s here to stay and what is yesterday’s news. Wood floors are at the top of the design trend list and are not going anywhere anytime soon. One of the decisions you'll face when shopping for your hardwood floors is what width to buy. Do you want narrow planks, wide planks, or something in between? Below are new choices from Bella Cera and Anderson. This new 3 1/2" width gives a versatility while still retaining a modern look.
The texture of a hardwood floor can add and element of contrast to your room. It can accentuate the elegance, add character in its unique grain or warmth in the distressed look. There are a variety of hardwood flooring textures available, we are featuring four in this post: Smooth, hand scraped, wire brushed and distressed.
We often have customers come in with a request to see our real wood floors. Many flooring options today emulate the look of wood flooring, causing confusion on what product is being purchased. As the authority for the wood flooring industry, the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) felt it was necessary to establish a clear definition of what comprises a true hardwood floor. Their official release was: "Any flooring product that contains real wood as the top-most, wearable surface of the floor."
There are so many decisions to make when designing your hardwood floors that it can be overwhelming. We have talked about trends, wood species, the differences between solid hardwood and engineered wood floors and finishes in previous blogs. We want to add to that information and use a guide created by the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) to help focus on your choice.