Considering upgrading your home with wood floors, whether you opt for engineered or solid hardwood floors, is always an exciting change. Wood floors have a classic charm that can easily be incorporated into any interior design and look good with any color scheme. Wood flooring has many benefits, they are fairly easy to maintain and can last for quite some time if they are well cared for. However, there are some rooms where wood flooring is better suited in and where wood floors should be avoided. Today, we at Mike’s Custom Flooring would like to offer our advice on where the best rooms that wood floors should be installed and in what rooms wood floors should be avoided.
Best Rooms for Hardwood Floors in Your House
With proper daily maintenance and care, wood floors would be amazing in the following rooms:
Den. Hardwood flooring has the perfect conditions in a den. The climate is ideal and the general décor and setting the den offers make rich tones of wood floors pop.
Dining Room. No matter if your dining room is design for a more formal setting or a cozy casual family orientation, the hardwood floors will contribute to the look and any spills can be easily and promptly wiped clean for simple maintenance and to prevent any damage.
Living Room. Wood flooring in the living room will make it look gorgeous, yet comfortable. No matter if you enjoy hosting events with family and friends or love quiet nights with the family; the wood floor is the perfect touch. Doormats at the entrances minimize the dirt from getting tracked in and soft and shaggy area rugs add color and cozy places to walk or lounge.
Rooms Hardwood Floors Should Be Avoided
Hardwood floors are stunning, making them a rather tempting addition to any room in the home. However, there are different circumstances that make hardwood floors a little less practical in different rooms. Since hardwood flooring is so gorgeous, homeowners have been tempted to install it in every part of their home. While we agree that hardwood is the superior flooring choice, it doesn’t work well in all places.
Bathroom. Water is not a friendly substance to wood flooring. Bathrooms generate the most water and humidity. Water is easily splashed, flooded, and dripped onto the floors from a number of locations. Hardwood floors are quickly damaged with direct contact water, making bathrooms the worst place to install wood floors.
Foyer. Water is the worst thing on wood floors. The second worst is dirt and other granule particles. These particles are natural abrasives; foot traffic creates friction creating unsightly scratches on your beautiful wood floors. Since the foyer is the main entrance where people open and close the door, they will easily track in sand, dirt, mud, and even let rain and possible snow inside, making the wood floor look appalling.
Laundry Room. Another room where water and humidity can make contact with wood floor. Washing machines are likely to spring a leak, detergents are easily split. Drying clothes can produce the humid conditions, in any case, hardwood floors is not an ideal place for hardwood floors.
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When you decide to install wood floors in your home, call Mike’s Custom Flooring and let our professionals perform a quality install to ensure your wood floor looks amazing and is done correctly. Contact us today!