Most homeowners admit that hardwood flooring is their dream floor covering. It adds a timeless elegance to any home, and offers a lifespan that’s hard to pass up. It can even boost the sale price of your home should you decide at some point to sell, as wood floors are always in demand. With a trend that seems to never go out of style, it only makes sense to take a moment and explore the option, even if only to satisfy your curiosity.
Crown Floors is a locally owned flooring company that has built a reputation in providing affordable, quality flooring, great services, and an overall experience you can put your trust in, no matter your needs. When you visit our Chantilly, VA showroom, be sure to ask about our in-home consultations and free estimates, as well as our financing options. We service the areas of Chantilly, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William County, and Centreville and we look forward to serving you too.
If you have any doubts that hardwood flooring is right for you, consider these factors. You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, and some of them might just surprise you. Some people think that wood floors are a “one-size-fits-all” choice, but nothing could be further from the truth.
You’ll start out by choosing the best species to fit your needs. Some species are harder than others, and more suited for homes with higher levels of activity and foot traffic. On the other hand, some species are softer, and can be used in areas that don’t see much traffic. The softest woods can be placed in areas such as closet floors, where there is no traffic at all.
Next, you’ll get to choose a complementary stain color. These range from clear, which is often put over beautiful naturally colored woods such as cherry, to very dark. With such a wide array of stain options, it’s possible to find the perfect complement to any décor. Staining can be done in the factory, at the point of manufacture, or it can be applied in your home, as soon as the floors are installed.
Finally, there will be an opportunity to choose a finish that suits your needs and preferences. Glossy is a very common finish and often thought to be the only one, as it is representative of many wood floors in media coverage. However, hand scraped, vintage, and distressed finishes are also very popular.