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How Hardwood Floors Can Add Value and Class To Your Home and How To Choose and Care for The Right Kind
Make Sure You Choose The Right Hardwood Flooring
The warmth and beauty of wood flooring instantly adds style and value to any home. Historic homes, with their attractively aged, wide-plank flooring are proof of wood’s sturdiness. Unless you’re lucky enough to have intact, old wood floors, you can buy antique “recycled” and “reclaimed” wood. Unfortunately, those on a budget may find recycled lumber to be out of their price range. That said, there are many more affordable options.
Typically, hard wood flooring comes pre-finished, in other words, the
manufacturer has already applied a finish to it at the factory. Take care
to choose a color that will accent your home and home furnishings. Lighter
woods include white ash, sugar maple or southern yellow pine. Darker colors
are found with beechwood, birch, red oak, heart pine and mesquite. Of
these, mesquite is the hardest and southern yellow pine the softest.
Both hand-scraped and distressed wood floors are fast becoming a popular choice in today’s upscale homes and commercial buildings. Distressed hardwood flooring is created by machine or by hand. True hand-scraped is exactly that – done by hand. Results vary widely based on the skill of the person or persons doing the scraping. Hand scraped flooring is not cheap. The cheaper machine made distressed hardwood flooring material can retail for around $10 per square foot. You will pay $15 and up per square foot for hand scraped. To wee what would work best in your area, real estate in Lake Arrowhead can show you what current homeowners have chosen.
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