Hardwood flooring in Woodstock, GA from Cherokee Floor Covering

Tips for choosing the perfect hardwood

Everyone loves wood floors. They add warmth, charm, and a timeless look to any room. There are many things to consider, such as budget, hardness, thickness, and plank size, but color may be an essential factor in choosing the right one. Here are some tips from Cherokee, your expert when it comes to hardwood flooring in Woodstock.

First things first: Do you want solid or engineered hardwood floors?

The decision will ultimately come down to how much you value practicality. Solid is, as it sounds, one thickness throughout the plank but engineered is layered, making it more stable with a better ability to handle water. At the top is your species-of-choice, giving you the same beautiful undertones, quirky knots, and sophisticated swirls and raised grains as solid. However, underneath are three or more layers of genuine timber combined with a little resin and then placed in a crosswise position; thus, no acclimation is needed as there's a bit more installation versatility in some higher-than-normal moisture areas.

Think about color and style

You can visually enlarge a small room by using lighter or even whitewashed wood floors. These are woods like maple, poplar, or birch. They not only make the room feel light and airy, but you can add accessories in a few darker colors for dramatic contrast. Dark woods, such as walnut, mahogany, any exotic, etc. are sophisticated and elegant. Some people call medium-toned woods, such as red oak or hickory, the "little black dress" of hardwood floors because they seem to go with everything. Talk to your flooring pro if you have a specific preference as to shade.

What about knots, swirls, and grains?

Contrary to myth, a knot is not a defect. It can be thought of as something that makes your floor unique. Some, however, prefer a more subtle, quiet floor. Be sure to ask if you want to see woods that are more obvious or fine-drawn.

Let us know if you have extra durability needs. Not all hardwood flooring is the same, so we'll be sure to show you the stronger woods if need be. Come into the Cherokee Floor Covering showroom in Woodstock, GA, where we service the Greater Atlanta areas, such as Woodstock, Marietta, Canton, Acworth, and Kennesaw. We will show you hardwood flooring options and give you a free quote.