Choosing a type of wood flooring for your home depends ultimately on what you like best. But it can be difficult to determine what you do like best; the options available to you in species, color, and type can be dizzying at first. With these tips we’ll try to simplify it for you to help you choose the hardwood flooring that most fits your needs.
The 3 most important factors in considering cost are: Grade, Width, and Finish
Grade: Determined by color consistency and natural characteristics such as knot holes, pin holes, mineral streaks. The cleaner the Grade, the more expensive the wood is.
Cut: The most common is plain-sawn. Less common is quarter-sawn or rift-sawn.
Finish: You can get hardwood in Unfinished or Prefinished. The advantage of Prefinished is it’s already sanded, sealed, and sometimes stained. Finished products come with longer warranties.