What You Should Know Before You Select Hardwood Flooring
If you have not had these kinds of floors before, then taking care of them, keeping them up, how they will age, what kind of cost you are looking at, and so on. There are things about hardwood that can deter potential customers from buying them, but yet will not bother those who have already had hardwoods in their home. So, before you go out and make this rather large purchase, here are some things you should know about selecting this kind of flooring for your home.
It is relatively well known that these floors are a rather large purchase and many factors should be considered before you buy. There is not a whole lot of regular costly maintenance on this floor, but the initial investment is significantly larger than other flooring types.
This kind of flooring requires frequent cleaning because, generally, the finishes on these floors tend to show dirt and dust easier than other kinds of flooring. You also cannot just use any cleaning products on them because certain products can dull or damage the finish on your floor, leading to premature aging or discolourations.
There are so many variations of this type of flooring that your floors may actually look custom once they are installed. Further with site-finished flooring the installation team can apply more or less finish to get the exact look you want – which actually makes them custom floors.
Exposure to sunlight will cause the colouring your floor to change over time, however it is actually very normal for this to happen. Hardwoods are a natural material so it is common that they will change as they age. The aging process can bring about changes in terms of colouring, markings and patterns. If you are adamant about avoiding this, it is recommended to purchase area rugs, high quality window coverings and to regularly move your furniture around so any sunlight that comes in will change the floor evenly, if at all.