Beautiful and elegant, hardwood flooring is popular for obvious reasons. However, even with the bevy of designs available, many homeowners want something decidedly more special.
Their hardwood floors have to be more deluxe, more durable, and more aesthetically pleasing. In a nutshell, they won’t abide by any compromises, no matter what the cost!
But how do you take hardwood flooring to the next level? By going custom!
Ordering Custom Hardwood Floors
Step#1: Know Your Materials
Just as important as having the correct finishing, you want to choose the right species of wood so you get a floor that’s worth the investment.
Oak is a good choice because it can be stained in different colors, not to mention that it’s readily available. Black Walnut is dark and rich and offers a wonderful sense of coziness and inimitability to your home’s setting.
In addition, you’ll want to know which type of wood flooring you’re getting; engineered wood or solid. Solid wood is natural, whereas engineered wood is made with several layers of wood that are bonded together.
Step#2: Learn About Maintenance
Your custom hardwood floors will need more than just bare minimum upkeep! Aside from being swept and vacuumed, they’ll require proper cleaning every month.
Additionally, they’ll need to be refinished every 10–15 years so they will look their best. While it does take some work, proper upkeep extends the longevity of your floors, and that’s something every homeowner wants.
Step#3: Ask About Durability
The harder the wood, the more durable it will be. Oak is a ‘hard’ wood, for instance, so it’s more durable than options like pine.
However, if you do go with a softer wood, getting the right finish will will help to protect the wood underneath. If you have pets, children and a full house, going with a harder wood is a much better investment, since it will hold up better under foot and be more resistant to dents etc.
Step#4: Know Your Price
Hardwood floors can be expensive, at least in comparison to cheap laminate and bad looking vinyl. Add the ‘custom’ to the mix and you’d think that the prices will be sky-high.
But there’s a way around that—talking to a custom hardwood floor company that offers high-end products that are within your price range, like us. Oak & Broad is one of the best hardwood flooring companies in the US.
We do our best to make sure that your home is fitted with the best products that don’t cost a small fortune, but still show their value through their look and durability. If you want the best custom floors, talk to us.
Finding custom hardwood floors isn’t so difficult if you follow the right method. So just educate yourself. Follow the steps above and get started by contacting us. We’ll provide the best bespoke wide plank hardwood flooring in the country!