When it comes to the hardwood floors, there are many types of options that include the wood species. To help you make a more informed decision on the type of wood flooring you need in your home, we at Mike’s Custom Flooring would like to elaborate on the most common types of wood species.
Oak Hardwood Flooring
Known as the king of hardwoods, oak is most popular choice for hardwood floors and with good reasons. Oak is an affordable option due in part to its wide availability. With proper care and maintenance, it can last at least 25 years, and, in many cases, it has lasted longer than a century. Without skimping on quality, oak floor provides this value. Helping to make these floors last a long time, oak is naturally resistant to fungus and insect infestation. Colors vary on oak boards. With touches of pink, you can get whitish-gray boards, or a deep hue reminiscent to redwood. The classic warmth of oak flooring can be both unique and appealing no matter which color you prefer.
Maple Hardwood Flooring
Maple is known for its durability. Not as popular as the oak, maple is a trending hardwood. Maple boards have a less-pronounced grain when compared to oak. Though it can range from mauve browns and grays to darker a red-brown, maple flooring usually comes in lighter shades. For a minimal, clean design, this often familiar lighter sandy-blonde tones of maple are a good choice. Being less busy and dramatic, the grain in maple is perfect to use in larger rooms without distracting from your home’s décor. Though they create a calm atmosphere, there are some higher-end styles of maple with exciting patterns. Giving maple a slight edge against wear and tear, maple hardwood is much denser than oak. Because of its durability, you will often see this lighter colored hardwood on basketball courts.
Hickory Hardwood Flooring
Hickory has strength and character. Hickory is harder than oak, and hardwood native to the United States, and like oak it is visually appealing. Making it resistant to scratches and dents, it ranks 1820 on the Janka hardness scale. Costing more than oak does, hickory is a bit pricier since it takes about 200 years for the hickory to mature, which is five times longer than oak. Hickory will give you the best return on your investment for strength and character.
Hardwood Floor Repair & More in Charles Town & Eastern Panhandle of Berkeley & Jefferson Counties in WV | Winchester & Frederick County | Round Hill & Loudoun County | Berryville & Clarke County | Herndon & Fairfax County VA
No matter which hardwood floor species is your favorite, you need the professionals of Mike’s Custom Flooring providing expert installation, maintenance, repair, or replacement hardwood floor services for your Eastern Panhandle of Berkeley and Jefferson Counties in WV as well as Frederick, Loudoun and Fairfax Counties in VA home or business. We use advanced equipment and premium products to ensure top-quality results. Mike’s Custom Flooring has experience and training to make certain your hardwood floors are in the best possible care. Call us today!