Exotic Hardwood Flooring - A Way to Show Your Love to Nature

Hardwood Flooring samples
Hardwood Flooring samples

Hardwood Flooring

Wood floors are a long-term investment that last the lifetime of your home if maintained in the proper manner. It is one of the easiest types of floors to install. Installing other types of floor is very difficult as it require mortar, stretching tools, or floor-size patterns. Today wood floors offer a wide spectrum of product options that are easy to maintain. But wooden floors can be installed with familiar tools like drills, saws, and hammers and taking care requires little effort. Hardwood floor is a great option among them. It has many other advantages too.

Hardwood floors offer durable beauty that further provides affordable luxury which enhances your lifestyle. One can make a special impact and immense first impression by fitting them in their home.

Hardwood flooring is available in

  1. Oak
  2. Hevea
  3. Red Oak
  4. Cherry
  5. Jatoba
  6. Kempas
  7. maple
  8. Ash
  9. Walnut
  10. Pine.

This type of flooring is capable of giving your home flooring a unique elegance, durability and flexibility. Hardwood floors let you decide the kind of ambiance you wish for your home.

Significance of Hardwood Floors
Significance of Hardwood Floors

Significance of Hardwood Floors

To decide on your home flooring is a crucial choice to make. There are many things that one should consider before making a final conclusion as this will be going to impact your family and home. Hardwood floors could be a great option as it has many advantages. It actually elevates the value of your home because the hardwood floors are well-known for beauty plus structural integrity and these both can work as key factors in selling home. Hardwood flooring will not be a wrong investment either you decide to keep your home for generations or sell it because hardwood never goes out of style.

Wood that is harvested from deciduous tree species is used exclusively to manufacture Hardwood flooring. These woods of trees that shed their leaves in winter are measured in terms of hardness and dimensional stability to use as wood flooring. There is a large collection of colour and style in wood flooring.

Hardwood Flooring Cleaning

Hardwood flooring requires regular cleaning which is simple and practical. You can just wipe up your hardwood floor with a damp cloth or use vacuum cleaner. Avoid spilling any liquid on the floor; if it happens then immediately dry it from the hardwood flooring.

How To Install Hardwood Floors

Maintenance of Hardwood floors

There are a number of steps you can take to minimize maintenance and maintain the beauty of your hardwood floors.

  • Sheet vinyl or tile floor care products should not be used on hardwood floors. The floor becomes slippery and appears dull quickly if Self polishing acrylic waxes are used on such floors.
  • Scratching of hardwood flooring can be prevented by not allowing dirt and other debris from being tracked onto your wood floors.
  • Do not wet-mop hardwood floors. It can dull the finish, damage the wood and leave a discolouring residue.
  • If anything is spilled on the floor it should be wiped up with a slightly dampened towel immediately.
  • To prevent scuffing and scratching of the floor, use floor protector pads on the legs of your furniture.
  • Avoid walking on your hardwood floors with cleats, sports shoes and high heels.
  • In order to protect the hardwood flooring, it’s best to pick up the heavy furniture completely rather than sliding it.
  • It is recommended that you use a humidifier to keep movement and shrinkage of the floor to a minimum, especially during the winter season.

Wood flooring installation , using pine wood. Video on how easy it is to do that.

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Hardwood floors in winter

Many people believe that Hardwood floors are not comfortable in winter but in fact they are warm and easy to walk on in winter also. They don't produce a hollow ring and you will feel more stability underfoot. Hardwood planks can be purchased at varying lengths to achieve the look you desire. There are many variety of hardwood in the market to choose from, each having its own distinct grain, hardness and natural color. Every species can be stained and finished to achieve the color that you want in your home. A hardwood floor has all the enduring qualities and appeal that make it the king of wooden flooring.

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whitton 5 years ago

Great Hub. I also love the look of the darker hardwoods.

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Kevin Peter 4 years ago from Global Citizen Author

@whitton -Darker hardwood is better , I also decided to buy darker Hardwood

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