Flooring can be finished or unfinished, finished floors offer a greater finish, and come with a 100-year warranty. These floors are treated in a controlled environment, and most of them are coated 8 times with sealant. Unfinished flooring in the other hands, needs to be sanded and finished on site. This wood is treated and coated about 2 to 3 times.
You should consider the following before finalising the wooden flooring
- The first thing you need to consider before choosing a wood floor is the space you will be getting the wooden floors installed.
- Once you have selected the space, think about the setting and the type of wood type that will fit in the space, and what kind of wooden flooring texture you are after.
- Now, pick a budget; and it will help you in making a decision. Setting a budget is essential, as it will help you keep yourself in check. This will also limit your choices, and you will be able to make a more controlled choice.
Grain, Color and Appearance
As wood flooring comes in various species, finished, and styles; it is easy to pick the one that matches with the space decor. For instance:
Wide plank floors, go great in country styled interior settings. As they offer a distressed appearance, due to the defined wood grains on it.
Wide and random planks in Maple and Oak, will be ideal in a Colonial home.
If you have a traditional home, then go with a hardwood is Maple, Oak, Parquet, or Walnut.
In a contemporary setting home, any type of wood can be used; but you can match the setting by setting a specific stain or finish. You can go with dark charcoal, whitewash, or pewter. A perfect finish can turn any wood into a masterpiece.
Type of Finish
The finish of the wood is the real determining factor, as it can change the entire look of the wood. For instance, a clear gloss will have a completely different impact than distress, or wire brush, or hand scraped finish. Furthermore, the gloss level of the wood needs to be considered too, as a high gloss finish can have a dramatic change then a low gloss finish.