Anytime you make changes to your home you have so many decisions to make as you work on your project. First you have to decide what changes you want to make to your home. Then you have to decide what project you want to start with. After you decide what project you are going to start with you have tons of decisions to make.
Choose Color & Type of Wood for Hardwood Floors
If you decide you want to install wood flooring in your home you will need to pick out your flooring first. There are tons of different options to choose from so take your time and choose wisely! Once you have decided what kind of flooring you want to install you will want to call us here at Mike’s Custom Flooring and schedule your install. Most people think that once they get this far that they are done with the decision-making part of the process. This is not true! When our installer arrives they will need to know what direction you want to have your flooring installed. This is something that many people have not thought about at all.
Which Direction to Lay Wood Flooring?
So how do you decide what direction to install your flooring? As you make your decision you will want to think about the space, lighting, and décor you have in your home. We recommend that as you are debating which way to install it that you actually get out pieces of your flooring and put it out on your floor. This will help you visualize which way it will look best. Put your flooring one way and just look at it for a few days. If you are not sure that is the direction that you want it to try it another way. You will want to make your decision based on where you are installing your flooring. If you are installing your flooring on the main floor of your home you will want to install your flooring in the same direction throughout all of the rooms so that your home feels nice and cohesive. If your home is wide and open installing the flooring parallel to the longest walls is an excellent choice. If your home is open from the front door to the back door you may consider running the flooring straight from the front door to the back door. Other designers will tell you that you may want to consider the lighting in your home as you make your decision. Running your flooring perpendicular to the main light source in your room will naturally highlight the color and texture of your flooring. If you are putting wood flooring in a room with no natural light installing your flooring with the length of the room will help make your room appear larger.
Hardwood Floor Installation & 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 what way you decide to install your flooring we know that you will be happy with your end results. Here at Mikes Custom Flooring, we truly love the way that wood flooring will make your home look. We cannot wait to help you through the process. Contact us today!