When remodeling a house one of the most important decisions to make is what type of hardwood floors to use. Though other alternatives may seem like a bargain at first, wooden flooring is less susceptible to cracking and other forms of duress but has also been shown to greatly improve your home value. Not only does hardwood timber flooring make your houses market price greatly increase, it also has a nice polished professional look to it that will impress both guests and yourself. While it may seem overwhelming at whether you home should have engineered flooring or solid wood floors, the choice is easily decided on by what you want the final product to accomplish.
The floor is one of the most important parts of a house. The type of floor you have may not only determine the aesthetic appeal of the home in general but also how comfortable it looks and feels. Hardwood floors are some of the most popular today, maybe because they offer both benefits. Some of the options you have with this flooring are walnut, maple, oak, beech and Brazilian cherry. Engineered hardwood flooring options are also available.
You cannot refinish or sand it so if it becomes scratched, chipped, or starts to peak in the corners you have to replace it. Although laminate flooring is hard it still makes noise when someone walks on it. The one disadvantage it has over wood flooring is that it has a shorter life span and could lower the resale value of your home. Even if you are experiencing problems with your laminate flooring, some things can be done to overcome these problems. When installing laminate flooring make sure that you do not use it in the basement, laundry areas, or bathroom.
It can be slippery because the flooring surface is very smooth. Because of this laminate flooring should not be used in a bathroom. There is a possibility of the flooring becoming chipped. High-heeled shoes or sharp objects can scratch it. If you move appliances or heavy objects can make the flooring full of scratches and hard. Laminate flooring tends to rise in the corners, known as peaks. The flooring can even be spoiled by changes in the weather.
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