Hardwood Flooring Types: What They Are, How They Perform, and How to Choose the Right One for You

Hardwood Flooring Types: What They Are, How They Perform, and How to Choose the Right One for You

Hardwood flooring is a popular choice for many people. It’s durable, easy to care for, and perfect for a variety of spaces. However, there are some essential things to consider before deciding to buy hardwood flooring. Here are five factors to remember when choosing hardwood flooring: type of wood, finish, price, room size, and other features.

There are a variety of hardwood flooring types available on the market today. These include quarry, oak, mahogany, and cherry wood. Each of these woods has different benefits and drawbacks that can affect your room’s flooring choice.

For starters, marble or granite stone floors are often used as hardwood flooring because they are durable and look great. However, they may not have the same absorption properties as other types of hardwood floors, so they may need to be treated more frequently with a cleaner or air-purifying product.

Quarry hardwood floors tend to be darker in color than other types of hardwood floors and often have a distressed look. They also come in varying lengths from short to long, so you can choose the perfect length for your space.

Oak is another popular choice for hardwood flooring because it is dense yet resilient and comes in many colors, including green, brown, black, and gray. It has a natural grain that makes it easy to work with, but it also offers a rich finish that is popular among professionals.

Mahogany is also an excellent choice for hardwood flooring because it offers character and durability. It's usually dark brown or black but can also be light brown or green when it needs to be mixed with other woods to create a specific color scheme. In addition, mahogany is also resistant to injuries, making it ideal for use in high-traffic areas.

Cherry wood is typically considered an expensive option. However, its beauty, resilience, and natural grain make Cherry wood an excellent choice for high-traffic areas or applications where damage could occur quickly.

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