Hardwood flooring: Making the right choice

In addition to offering warmth and comfort to your home, hardwood flooring adapts to all types of decor and adds character to your room. Its versatility and timelessness make it a material of choice for homeowners.

Its chic and elegant appearance and durability will increase the value of your property. In fact, if properly maintained, this material has a lifespan of several decades. Moreover, if it is damaged, simply sand and varnish it, and it will be restored to its original appearance!

However, it is not recommended to install hardwood flooring in a basement or a bathroom since it is more subject to movement depending on temperature and humidity. In this case, engineered wood may be a good alternative.

Composed of several layers of wood, it is more resistant to these variations. Its top layer is made of natural wood, but the middle layers are made of multiple layers of plywood that intersect in different directions to reduce the expansion of the material.

Choosing the right hardwood floor

There are many different types of wood, each with its own characteristics. An important aspect to consider when choosing hardwood flooring is the material’s stiffness. The Janka Hardness Test is used to categorize the different species. It is essential to consider the hardness of the wood depending on the environment in which it will be installed.

Obviously, another aspect to consider is the desired appearance. Different species have their own properties and appearance, such as their shade, grain appearance and material design. Take a look at our 2022 trends article for inspiration!

And most importantly, call on the experts at Planchers St-Hubert for professional results!

Our 45 years of experience in the field and our vast inventory will certainly meet your expectations!

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