Wood is stately, and wood is classic. It is used to adorn the most elegant of ballrooms as well as the most rustic diner. It is a timeless choice, and there are very few applications that are not well suited for wood floors. But, are there practical benefits that come with hardwood?
A renewable resource
For those who are conscious regarding the environment, wood flooring is renewable. Most manufacturers practice select cutting rather than clear-cutting; thus, the smaller trees are left to continue to grow while the larger ones are harvested for flooring and other materials. And, when trees are cut, new trees are planted in their place. Our forests are strengthened and replenished by this practice.
A restorable floor
Probably one of the most exciting things about hardwood floors is not only are they durable and able to last for many years, but when they do get worn, they can be sanded and refinished. In other words, a thin layer of the wood can be sanded off, and then it can be stained and finished. You end up with a brand new floor all over again. And, you can do this multiple times depending on the thickness of the floor you put down. If your tastes have changed, you can even stain it a different color than it had been initially, or it can be left its natural color, depending on your preferences.
A sturdy floor
In homes where perhaps the subfloor isn’t the thickest or has developed a few softer spots, hardwood not only covers that up, it covers it up with a solid, interlocking, tongue-in-groove floor. Are you concerned about the weight of that grand piano you want to put in your sitting room? There are no worries with hardwood.
There is even engineered flooring for the basement!
Traditionally, basements are not done with solid hardwood. They are too moist, and the materials tend to warp and swell; plus, there is no way to nail them to the concrete slab. Enter engineered wood flooring with a backing designed to protect the surface material from moisture and allow the floor to be installed as a floating floor over concrete. Thus, below-grade rooms can also have wood flooring.
If you have been searching for wood flooring, search no more. We, at Cherokee Floor Covering, are the home of hardwood flooring in Woodstock, GA. We serve the areas of Woodstock, Marietta, Canton, Acworth, and Kennesaw, GA, and we would love to help you as well. Stop by our Woodstock showroom and let’s talk hardwood; you’ll be glad you did.