For the love of hardwood flooring

If you have decided to go with hardwood flooring in your home, you’re in good company. Many homeowners have done so and are quite happy they did. It’s likely you’ll enjoy the change as well, especially when you realize all the benefits that come along with hardwood.

If you are new to hardwood flooring, we’re going to take you through the basics so that you’ll have a starting point for reference. If you would like more information, or have any questions about the information here, simply stop by a local Flooring Source showroom. We’ll be happy to help.

Species of hardwood

If you don’t already have an idea of which hardwood species you’d like to go with, that’s a good place to start. You’ll find a lot of differences throughout the wood species including colorings, grain patterns, density, how well they hold a stain and more.

There are many different species of wood, both domestic and exotic. You can even choose a reclaimed hardwood. This is a wood that has been used previously, in old buildings, houses, ships and even barns. It’s usually very old and well seasoned and sometimes it can be hard to find.

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Special hardwood considerations

If you are considering turning the installation of your hardwood floor into a DIY project, we suggest you think twice. While it can certainly be done, there are many reasons to leave it to a professional.

For one thing, there are many specialty tools used in the installation of wood floors. To purchase them yourself for a one-time use, seems like a waste of money. There are also considerations to be made in lieu of spacing around the outer edges of the wood floor. This will allow for expanding and contracting without warping or cracking your floor.

And finally, if you leave the installation to a knowledgeable professional, you have the peace of mind that comes along with it. They’ll get the job done right the first time, or make it right if they don’t.

Choosing your hardwood flooring

At Flooring Source, we have a nice selection of hardwood flooring for you to choose from. We service the areas of Crosby, TX, Mont Belvieu, TX, Dayton, TX, Liberty, TX, Galveston, TX, Santa Fe, TX, League City, TX, Pearland, TX, Alvin, TX and Clear Lake, TX. Our showrooms are located in Dickinson, TX & Friendswood, TX, and we’d love to have you stop by to check out our full line of hardwood.