Many homeowners choose hard surfacing according to their style preference. They have a certain image in their mind, typically something they've seen in a magazine, and they wish to recreate it. The fact of the matter is, however, it's actually your space and lifestyle that should dictate what type of wood flooring you select. At Cherokee Floor Covering, our Woodstock, GA showroom experts can help you figure out what surfacing is best for your next renovation. Easy to clean, hypoallergenic, and durable, it's no surprise why hardwood flooring is (and has always been) so popular. Let's go over these helpful tips to set you off on the right track before you buy materials for your upcoming home makeover.
Whether you're single and love to party, or enjoy a house full of giggling children and cute pets, your lifestyle plays a huge part in determining your ideal surfacing material. Not only will your day-to-day life dictate what kind of hardwood flooring in Georgia is best, but it will also give you a good idea of what finish would suit your home. Typically, households that see a lot of foot traffic benefit from a matte finish, with either a wire-brushed or a distressed look, for instance. As these two options hide dents and scratches better than clear grain or high-sheen planks, they're the less stressful alternatives that require less maintenance. 

Current Style of Space
Make sure the hardwood flooring doesn't clash with current design elements by taking into account paint colors, furniture, and cabinetry of the space that will be renovated. For example, dark planks are easily balanced out in rooms that have large windows. On the other hand, if your space lacks natural lighting, then you're better off opting for light-colored planks to brighten up the area. 

A Word to the Wise: Bring Home a Sample
Of course, the last thing you want is to end up with over 1,000 square feet of gorgeous planks, that don't quite seem to match your home. Save yourself a bit of money (and heartache) by asking for a sample with your chosen color and finish. In doing so, you'll have the chance to test it out in the area you'll be renovating, and really get a sense if it's perfect for that space.