We are currently working on a project that reminded us of why we love hardwood floors. It is a sand and refinish job in a historical building in Guthrie, OK. We also added a new 3"-5" x 3/4" walnut floor. The original floor, 3 1/4" x 3/4" fir, was still beautiful but needed some work to bring the beauty back. We had to replace some boards and match them to existing wood, sand it down, stain and put on a finishing coat. The results make us realize once again the beauty and durability of hardwood floors.
As we spend more time in our homes this time a year, we see thing that need updated or improved. It can be fun to embrace the latest design trend, but expensive when it comes to major fixes like flooring. What are your needs this year, new wood floors, refinish your existing wood floors or replace your wood floors?
New wood floors
How can you protect your floors in the winter season?
The weather is already changing here in Oklahoma. The nights are becoming colder and some of us have already turned on the heater. When the heaters do go on, you will notice that the air dries out in your home. Many of you have felt the static shock from rugs and static cling in your clothing. Since hardwood floors are natural products, they carry moisture that will dry out as well.
Here are seven stunning floors that show the trends of wood flooring today. Wood floor preferences are very individual, they change coast to coast, city to city and even neighborhood to neighborhood. Many choices are made based on budget and how long they will remain in their home. We are seeing some color choices, styles, wood species and finishes becoming more previlant. Below are just a few examples.
Darker Stained Woods
The modest beginnings of wood floors began in the Middle Ages, but they did not resemble what we have today. Those floors were rustic planks cut by axe and adz to measure the approximate same width and length. It was not until the Baroque Age that floors became more elegant and diverse.