Selecting Hardwood Flooring

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Like many people, you probably love the look of real hardwood flooring, and why not hardwood flooring has been using in homes for centuries to add warmth and charm. Hardwood floors always seem to be in style and can add real value to your home.

But before you start shopping for hardwood flooring there are several factors you should consider.

Hardness. If you have a busy household avoid soft pine floors that can dent easily. The distressed look is desirable for some people, but for others, it’s not practical. Ask a sales associate about the hardness of the wood before making a decision.

Color: What shade do you want for your floors? What goes best with your décor? When visiting show room, you might want to bring in paint chips or fabric swatches to help you to match the flooring with your homes décor.

Finish. You can purchase prefinished and unfinished hardwood flooring. If you select unfinished flooring, you’ll need to apply a sealant and/or stain. The most popular options are a satin stain and a polyurethane oil stain. The first is a darker yet understated look, while the polyurethane gives the floors a nice shine.

At Ambassador Floor we carry 18 different hardwood manufactures, so ask a sales associate for help while shopping for hardwood flooring.

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