As with any high-quality floor covering, there are some important pieces of information you should have to make your experience much better. For instance, you should know that hardwood flooring can never be installed in below-grade spaces such as basements. If you have spaces like these that need flooring, we can suggest some great alternatives, but solid wood is a no-go for these spaces.
You’ll also need to know in advance that solid hardwood should have at least 24 to 72 hours to acclimate to your specific environment. This assures that you won’t see buckling, warping, or cracking soon after installation, as can happen when acclimation is not completed. It’s important to make sure this flooring isn’t going to be in areas where temperatures fluctuate often, as well, or where dampness and humidity can occur quickly.
With this floor covering, you’ll be able to choose your own wood species, stain color, and finish type. By making these choices, you’ll find it quite easy to personalize a look all your own. For species selection, make sure your flooring specialist helps choose one that fits your home’s activity level. A wire brushed or hand-scraped finish can help cover up signs of wear as well, for a great ability to reach the flooring’s intended lifespan. Overall, this floor covering is one you shouldn’t pass over without researching further.