How often do you think about the planks of wood that make up your hardwood floor? More than likely, you don’t. At least, not until something goes wrong. If you’re looking to replace your wood floors, then here are some things you should probably know.
Choose a Size
First of all, you will need to know the dimensions of the room where you are installing your wide plank wood floors. After finding that out, add another 10-15% to that number. This will help account for oddly-shaped rooms. When you give an accurate estimate of how much wood you will need, your order can be completed much more quickly. You’ll also need to be sure that where you want the floors put in is a good place for them. Different species of wood behave differently.
Choose a Species
The next step is to choose the species of wood you want to use. Harder woods tend to last longer than softer woods. Pine is a popular choice, but you can also think about ash, oak, and maple. Whichever species you want, don’t get hung up on the color. There is a lot you can do by applying a different color or shade of finish.
Choose the Width
Now you need to decide the width of your wood floors. The individual planks need to be cut a certain way to fit into the space that you desire. If you get a wide range of widths and lengths, you may find that saves some money. The size and shape of your wide plank wood floors can radically change the look and feel of any room that they are in.
One more thing to think about is whether you want unfinished wood floors or prefinished. Adding the finish is another task you could attempt by yourself, or you could ask the experts!
Hardwood Flooring Installation and Maintenance from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.