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Important considerations for hardwood flooring

If you have your heart set on hardwood flooring, you join the ranks of some of America’s most discerning homeowners. The elegant, timeless look of solid wood floors just never seems to fall out of style. The benefits that surround this floor covering simply can’t be denied, and we’re going to discuss some of them with you here today. When you’re ready to see them for yourself, we’ll be more than happy to assist you.

Sanford Carpet & Flooring has made a family tradition of serving the flooring needs of the Sanford, Lake Mary, Orlando, Oviedo, Winter Park, Altamonte Springs, Maitland, Winter Springs, Casselberry, Deltona & DeBary areas since 1953. Since then, we have assisted our customers in finding the perfect floor coverings and accent pieces, as well as providing quality installation and services. We invite you to stop by our Sanford, FL showroom, where we can help match you with just the flooring you’ve been dreaming of.

Hardwood options and benefits

The first thing you’ll have to choose when considering hardwood flooring is the wood species. Ranging from very soft, to very hard, the level of traffic you have through your home will determine which is best for you. For instance, if you have a great deal of foot traffic in the rooms you need refloored, you’ll want to go with a much harder species, while areas such as closets can be fitted with a much softer wood.
 
 
 
Hardwood flooring in Lake Mary, FL from Sanford Carpet and Flooring
 
Once you have decided upon your species, you can then decide what shade of stain color you’d like. Some species, such as cherry, have a gorgeous natural color to the wood, and sometimes a simple clear coat is all the finish you need. Still, you have a wide range of choices from very light to very dark, and you’re sure to find something that perfectly matches your décor.

Finally, you’ll need to choose what type of finish you’d like. Many homeowners go with the classic glossy finish, that most usually comes to mind when hardwood flooring is mentioned. There are other options available though, including vintage, distressed and hand scraped finishes. Any of the latter will do nicely in protecting against visible signs of everyday wear and tear. You’ll find that you see fewer scuffs and scratches, and sometimes even gouges, simply blend into the texture of the finish. For more information on available species, stains and finishes, be sure to speak with your flooring professional.
 
 

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