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All the ways hardwood flooring can add to your home

With hardwood floors in place, you’re not likely to ever have to shop for flooring again. The lifespan they offer can easily reach 100 years with proper care, and many times, much more than that. They’re a stunning addition to any space, with hard-wearing features and a strong, stable functionality that makes them so sought after in today’s market. Having been around as long as they have, the material shows no sign of becoming any less valuable. You’ll definitely want to take a closer look for yourself.

Tommy Lee Carpets strives to provide our customers with the best possible floor coverings and services. When you visit our showroom in Lawrenceville, GA, you’ll find our associates are ready to help you get started on your own flooring project. We make sure to find out exactly what you need, and then help match you with the perfect product. We’ve done the same for Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Dacula, Buford, Sugar Hill, and Jones Creek as well, and we’d love to add you to our satisfied customer lineup. Stop by at your convenience.

Hardwood offers plenty of options

When you’re ready to sift through the details of your own hardwood flooring, there are some choices you’ll have to make first. For instance, you’ll need to decide on a wood species. These species are rated on the Janka Scale for hardness. Some are much harder than others and therefore make a better floor for busy, well-traveled homes. Oak and cherry are examples of some of the hardest woods available. Softer woods, on the contrary, do not handle constant wear very well, but they are great for closets and pantries.
Gorgeous hardwood flooring in Suwanee, GA from Tommy Lee Carpets
Choosing a stain color is your next option. You are likely to make this decision along with whether you want prefinished wood or site-finished. With prefinished wood, the stain is already applied to the materials. Site finished wood must be stained and finished in your home. With the latter, you have a lot more options for a stain color, but prefinished materials mean a much quicker and cleaner installation process.

Finally, you’ll want to pick the best finish for your floors. One of the most popular is high-gloss, with a mirror-like shine that is so appealing. However, if you have a very busy home, you’re likely to see signs of wear must faster. To combat this, choose distressed, or hand-scraped, or something like it, to hide those signs of wear.