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Things to Consider When Choosing Wood Flooring

Things to Consider When Choosing Wood Flooring

How do you choose the right wood flooring for your needs?

Wood flooring is one of the smartest investments you can make in your home. It’s hypoallergenic, easy to maintain, and when it’s properly cared for your wood floor will last for years to come. How do you choose the right wood flooring for your needs? Here are some factors you should consider when trying to find wood flooring for your home!

Plank Width

When you’re looking at different plank widths for your wood flooring, you may notice that the wider the planks are, the more expensive each individual piece is. By choosing flooring that varies in size, you can save a little bit and you’ll still end up with a beautiful new floor.


Since wood flooring is a natural material, it will expand and contract with changes in temperature and humidity. Take a careful look at the wood species you’re considering and choose the one that will do best with the year-round climate in which they will be installed.

Wood Grain

Each species of wood has its own unique grain characteristics, and milling practices can change grain characteristics as well. The wider the plank, the more you will be able to see the grain pattern in your flooring. Choose a grain pattern that matches your personal style and the style of your home. Boards with lots of varied grain pattern will make for an interesting conversation piece.


Without a doubt, you will want to make sure your wood flooring choice is nice and strong. The stronger the wood is, the longer it will last. If your home sees a lot of foot traffic, you may want to consider spending a bit more to get the strongest flooring that will fit your budget.

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.

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