Virginia Hardwood – Discover the Staying Power of New Hardwood Floors

Filed Under: Flooring    by: Steve Kayhill

virginia hardwoodA vast majority of flooring design in the USA is compressed boarding over floor joists with basements below. The ideal type of product should be the more traditional solid 3/4″ Virginia hardwood that will stand the test of time, providing it’s receives proper attention of time.

These flooring materials can be redone on a regular basis. In some cases color changes can be completed, but requires very knowledgeable professionals. Read more…

Virginia Hardwood Flooring Irresistible Charm

Filed Under: Flooring    by: Steve Kayhill

virginia-hardwood-flooringIt is more and more common to see for sale signs on some really beautiful homes in Virginia. Hardwood flooring in those homes might be helpful to sell them for better prices. The fact is that hardwood flooring is a timeless part of any home as many people who had wall to wall carpeting installed decades ago are discovering. If you want to get the most value out of your home at the closing date, you might want to look into new flooring.

Hardwood flooring gets a lot of bad press, and more than a little of it is simply undeserved. They say that all wood floor creak. Properly installed modern hardwood floors are practically silent. They say that temperature and moisture cause the boards to expand and contract, and eventually suffering damage. Modern hardwood flooring is less likely to suffer any of those problems.

Natural, Classic Beauty

The advantages of hardwood flooring are much more numerous. For one, they are warmer than tiles in the kitchen and bathroom during those Virginia winters. For another, the installation is usually less expensive than carpeting or tiles. Hardwood floors are overall easier to clean than rugs and carpets. There is also a distinctive look to hardwood flooring that indicates class and sophistication to a lot of people.

If real hardwood flooring is out of your price range, you can still get the style without breaking the bank. Laminate flooring resembles a standard wood finish covered in a very durable top coat. Most of the time, the faux wood is so close to the real thing that people can’t tell the difference. The material cost is much less than real hardwood, but the installation will probably be about the same cost.

The Professional Touch

Professional installation is a good idea when dealing with hardwood flooring because inexperience might lead to mistakes such as scratches on the boards and other visible marks and imperfections. If you want your floor to be perfect, you should leave the task in the hands of professionals.

Hardwood flooring options are available for every room in your home. From kitchens and bathrooms to living rooms and bedrooms, the warmth of hardwood flooring gives a natural feel to any room. For an easy to clean, elegant style that screams taste you can’t go wrong with hardwood floors.

There are many reasons to take the best care you can of your home in Virginia. Hardwood floors can go a long way towards protecting your investment and adding a touch of nature to your home. With all of the wonderful colors and style of hardwood flooring, you are sure to find one that appeals to you. You could be enjoying the look of your brand new hardwood flooring sooner than you think when you talk to your contractor about your plans for your flooring options

Exciting Trends in Virginia Flooring: Hickory & Cypress

Filed Under: Flooring    by: Steve Kayhill

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Ancient wisdom states that there is a time for all things and as autumn comes to our fair state once again, our home improvement projects tend to focus more on the indoors. Winter is just around the corner and if your flooring is starting to show its age, you may want to consider repairs or replacement of your current flooring. The chances of pulling up your carpeting to uncover a century old slab of marble are pretty remote. If elegance is the goal for your home in Virginia, hardwood floors are probably going to suit your taste.

The material options for new flooring are vast, even after you decide on the hardwood category. Traditionally, oak, maple, and cherry woods are the hardwoods of choice for creating a stunning floor, but new developments have allowed several other types of wood to become prominent. Two common woods that have become quite fashionable are cypress and hickory

Cypress Flooring

Cypress flooring can be a little tough to spot if you do not know what to look for. Many mistake it for a knotty pine, which is understandable because cypress trees are a species of pine, but there are several advantages that the earthier tones of cypress wood provide:

· The subtle, multihued nature of the wood makes it much more compatible with other types of wood. Your dining room furniture need not match exactly to achieve a matching look.

· The swirls and knots in the wood allow the floor to withstand substantial wear without showing damage. Too many high gloss, standard hardwood floors suffer from blatant blemishes when lit by the glare of the sun.

· Cypress wood has a blonde base, but with darker brown knots and currents that permeate the grain pattern, which gives a room a more open feeling even when contrasted with darker colors on the walls and cabinets. By showcasing the natural color of the cypress wood with a clear-coat, you can avoid some of the extra finishing steps that come with multiple stains and glazes.

· Cypress wood is actually harder than Red Oak.

Hickory Flooring

The past five years or so have seen a huge rise in the popularity of hickory wood. It has several qualities that have made it a hardwood of choice over traditional oaks, maples and cherries:

· A common saying among hardwood flooring specialists is, “Hickory floors are like khaki pants, they go with everything.” Like the aforementioned cypress, hickory exhibits several shades of browns and tans that make it almost impossible for any stain or species of cabinet wood to clash with.

· Hickory has a long standing reputation of resilience and durability. For most of American history, the preferred wood for axe handles was hickory, which speaks to its utility.

Some doubt may be cast on the fashionability of these unique flooring trends. They say that trends come and go hickory and cypress with them. Certainly there are individuals who dislike the knotty nature or golden tones of cypress, or maybe they think that the color in hickory varies too much. One must remember when confronted with these arguments that there is more to the floor than the color; hickory and cypress have become popular Virginia flooring hardwoods mostly because of their durability.

Virginia Flooring Your Mother-in-Law Will Probably Hate

Filed Under: Flooring    by: Steve Kayhill

virginia-flooring-plush-carpetThe time will eventually come when you’ll have to work with a Virginia flooring company to spruce up your home and replace that ugly floor that’s going to crop up eventually.

At some point, your flooring is going to wear out. When you do opt to replace that floor, have some sense of style and avoid taking the cheaper route – you don’t want to jump at the first thing that looks like a good price.

You should take a lot of time to consider your options. A poor choice can take a lot from your home but you’d be amazed how the right flooring decision can really add a lot of luster and shine to your old house, giving you a new reason to show your place off.

When it comes to remodeling, new flooring says a lot about who you are so make sure your choice says the right thing about your character. Read more…