30 Jun Customizable Hardwood Floors: The Answer to Your Remodeling Dilemma
When you are looking to refinish or remodel your Deerfield Beach home or business, it is essential to look for customizable flooring types that allow you to achieve the exact look you are trying to accomplish. Choosing colors and styles that meet your durability requirements as well as visual ideas is essential. While some homeowners consider hardwood floors too traditional, what they often don’t know is that you can actually customize hardwood flooring to fit your needs. Keep reading to learn how Kuhn Flooring can bring complete hardwood flooring customization to your home.
When it comes to selecting the flooring for your home projects, you want to first decide on a style. There are many different colors, wood types, and wood plank styles. One of the first considerations you want to make is what style of wood planks you want. Do you want thin strips, wide strips, long strips? Sometimes it helps to look at online flooring galleries or look books to get a real feel for what size planking will look best in your space.
The most standard or common hardwood flooring plank size is ¾ inches thick by 2 ¼ inches wide. But this is not the only available size. Sizes can range from 3 to 6 inches wide. Here is a list of some of the more traditional sizes.
- ¾ inches x 2 ¼ inches
- ¾ inches x 3 ¼ inches
- ¾ inches x 4 inches
- ¾ inches x 5 inches
- ¾ inches x 6 inches
These are the standard widths; however, you should remember that there are plenty of custom options. If you want your strips placed at an angle, with thinner width on your planks, or smaller thickness of wood, you should talk to different contractors to see if they offer the looks or customization that you are looking for.
Knowing a little about the different kinds of wood available can help you decide on the look or feel of the room. Each type of wood has unique colors and grains, as well as hardness and durability. Because each of the woods has their individualities, you will find that costs can vary significantly by floor type as well. The type of floor you choose can increase the value of your home. Some of the more conventional hardwood flooring types are listed below.
When looking into each of these wood types, be sure to pay special attention to their grains and colors compared to their costs per square footage. Once you have settled on a look that is right for you, consider the durability of the wood you are selecting compared to the wear the area you are placing it in typically gets.
Back in the wood type section, we urged you to also think about the color you want. If you fall in love with mahogany, but it costs more than your budget will allow, or you want the beauty of white birch, but it just is not as durable as you need for the room you are redecorating, there is hope. Most woods can be stained or bleached to match the colors that you like. This means that you can get that vibrant mahogany color with the lower oak prices, or have the beautiful white birch color with a white oak floor.
Talk to your flooring contractor about custom staining or bleaching that can help you achieve the look and durability you need at a price that you can afford. If you are willing to work with them and mix and match some things, you will find that you will be able to afford the floors of your dreams.
Other Flooring Types
Hardwood is beautiful, and now you know and understand that it is customizable and easily everything that you need in a flooring type; however, it is not always the best choice for all areas of your home. Here are some examples.
- Add warmth and soundproofing to family rooms or bedrooms by adding carpeting.
- Enjoy the easy to clean and water friendly surface of tile or vinyl in your bathrooms, kitchen, or utility room.
Keep in mind the needs of the room and the type of wear your flooring will see there to find the best match. Also, make sure you select a contractor who can install more than just hardwood.
The Right Contractor
Kuhn flooring is a leading Deerfield Beach hardwood installation company. However, we don’t stop there; we also offer many other flooring installations and custom design consultations. Let our team help you with your custom flooring remodel throughout your home and business.