So you want a hardwood floor, but you are limited by construction and installation options? Engineered hardwood flooring can be installed on all levels over plywood, wood, OSB and concrete subfloors. It is designed to have more stability than solid wood in changes with humidity. The installation can be floating, glued down or stapled.
The type of hardwood flooring you choose for your home is no simple decision. You need a design that will appease you both now and for years to come. You don't want the floor in your home to look like any other. You want it to stand out and showcase a unique presence and distinct quality that is specific to your superior design taste and style. But what will work best in your home?
The summer temperatures and good weather translate to everyone in the family spending more time outdoors. While picnics in the park or trips to the lake can be relaxing as well as a lot of fun, you don’t want to bring the outdoors into your indoors. Planning and proper maintenance on your part can protect your hardwood floor investment for many years.
Selecting a hardwood floor involves more than just choosing a floor covering. You need to decide what style you are trying to achieve, coordinate cabinetry, paint and furniture and how to pull the whole picture together. Here are five steps to take to help make the choices easier.
1. Don't overwhelm yourself by trying to pick everything at once.