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The best uses for hardwood flooring

Hardwood flooring offers so many benefits; it can sometimes be hard to know where to begin. Many homeowners enjoy the lengthy lifespan it offers, while others fall in love with the timeless elegance it brings to their home. No matter what you think of first when you think of these floors, the important thing is that you find out how truly beneficial they can be with regard to your needs and preferences.

At Mr. B’s Flooring, we want to make sure you have the floors you’ll love for years to come. By visiting our Spencer, Iowa showroom, you’ll be able to find out the answers to all your questions as well as the perfect flooring for your home. We serve the areas of Spirit Lake, Hartley, Emmetsburg, Okoboji, and Storm Lake, and we look very forward to serving you as well. Stop by at your convenience to speak with one of our many flooring specialists.

Important options in hardwood

No matter why you want hardwood in your home, you’ll still have to choose the appropriate species for your needs. Species range from very soft to very hard, with harder species being more appropriate for busy, active homes with lots of traffic. Having lots of regular visitors, small children, or pets can be good reasons to choose a harder species. However, with less amounts of traffic, softer species can work instead.

Stain colors and a particular finish type are some other choices you can make. It’s important to note, especially if a specific stain color is preferred, that site-based staining offers more options for color and hue. Finishes are important too, even though a waxed glossy finish is often considered standard. There are others to choose from, including hand scraped and distressed, that even work to hide signs of wear and tear. That means you won’t see nearly as many scratches, scuffs, and dings.

One of the things that really helps draw out the lifespan of hardwood flooring, aside from proper care and maintenance, is the ability to refinish the wood several times over the years. Refinishing strips away decades of wear and brings it back to a like-new finish all over again. During the process, if you wish, you can even update your stain color and finish type. This is a great option if you’ve recently remodeled or just want to keep up with current trends.

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