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How to Pick the Best Hardwood Flooring Style for your Denver Home


April 25, 2018

Deciding the best hardwood flooring style for your Denver home can be a difficult process, one that can feel overwhelming when analyzing the various options that are available to you and your family. But this process doesn’t need to feel as stressful or overwhelming as long as you have the proper amount of information to give you the best ability to make a decision. Here are a few of the various styles to consider when looking into installing hardwood flooring into your home.

Wood Species Options

Wood flooring comes in a variety of styles as well as the type of tree the wood is produced from. Hardwood flooring can come in choices such as oak, cherry, and maple which are all solid (literally) choices to go with. These are the more widely available options, and as a result they will be much more affordable for your budget.

If you want to make a real splash in terms of style choices, opting for a more exotic species such as ash, walnut, or bamboo can be right up your alley. In fact, bamboo is actually a grass, but is woody enough to work as a hardwood flooring choice. These choices will cost a bit more than the standard options, but can allow your home to really stand out among the crowd.

Finished or Unfinished

Another aspect to consider when deciding what type of wood flooring to go with is the difference between a finished and unfinished flooring type. An unfinished floor can be a great option if you’d like to stain the floor yourself with whatever desired color or effect you are looking for. An unfinished flooring option can be great if you’d like to give the finishing touches yourself and add extra layers of protective coating to prevent water damage, especially if the flooring is going in your kitchen.

Deciding to go with a finished hardwood flooring choice can be the right decision for you if you would like the installation process to go as quickly and smoothly as possible. These pre-finished options come with the sealing finish already applied, which means you won’t have to deal with any odors or VOCs that will come with having your flooring finished in your home. This option can also be a more economical option for individuals who have a tight budget.

If you are in the market for hardwood flooring and want to discuss the options that are right for your home or office, contact Design Craft Blinds and Floors today! We love working directly with our customers to help them decide the option that fits best for their unique situation. Our trained associates are happy to work with you to determine the right choice for your project. We also specialize in shutters and window blind installation and have a wide variety of styles to choose from, allowing you to choose one company to complete your entire remodel project. For more information on deciding what hardwood flooring will work best for your project, call us at 303-683-7200.