When going through the process of purchasing engineered wood flooring for your home, considering certain points at the beginning can dramatically help you avoid mistakes and increase your satisfaction in the end. So, to guide you, I’ve put together a list of things to consider to help you assess your flooring needs. Whether you are going to be installing wood flooring in your living room, bedroom, hallway, dining room, bathroom, or kitchen, you will want to make sure that you choose the appropriate engineered wood flooring. These are the things that you should take into account before purchasing wood flooring:
- Type of wood. There are many types of wood to choose from including fir, cypress, and mahogany, pine, walnut, teak, etc.
- Colors and grades of wood. Take into consideration that the color and grade of engineered wood floors must match the overall style of your home. You can choose from a wide variety of colors including white, graphite, antique, basalt, ivory, ebony, grey, dust, rosewood, pear, cognac, deep black, dunes, etc. Also, available grades of wood range from rime grade to nature grade to rustic grade.
- Width of planks. The width of planks you choose can impact the price you pay, the appearance of your room, and your long-term satisfaction of new flooring.
- The thickness of planks. The principal factor to keep in mind is that the thickness does influence the resistance of wood floors to scratching and denting.
- Type of finish. It is important to know that the type of finish you choose will determine the maintenance, longevity, and the look of your engineered wooden flooring.
Good luck with finding the best product.