Solid Wood Flooring in McKinney TX
It doesn’t take much to sell a homeowner on solid wood flooring. The floor type is seen throughout so many modern homes that it basically sells itself. The natural beauty and coziness of hardwood flooring is easy to appreciate, but there is so much more to it than what meets the eye.
Consider the following…
Solid wood flooring will last for a very long time
Durability and recovery are two notable draws to hardwood. Wood floors are expected to last some 20-30 years. It’s not far-fetched to predict a wood floor outlasting your stay in your current McKinney, TX home.
Perhaps the most prominent feature of solid hardwood is its ability to be sanded and refinished. Because each plank is made up entirely of hardwood, professionals can essentially cut off the top layer in order to create a new one. Moreover, the worn layer is removed in favor of a fresh layer.
The surface can undergo sanding and refinishing multiple times. The processes do cost money; however, they are only necessary once every 5-10 years and are well worth the extended life of your hardwood.
The main threats to hardwood are scratching and moisture. Fortunately, in today’s innovative world, there are many reliable sealants that can greatly protect really any type of floor. You will want your solid wood flooring to be sealed. The seal will last 2-3 years, protecting from wear and tear along the way and preventing moisture from seeping through to the core.
Various factors affect the life of your wood floor. Anxious pets can cause scratching, and humid environments can cause curling or cupping. Just be conscience of those things and your floor should remain in great shape!
-Do NOT steam clean
-CLEAN UP spills right away
-SEAL your floor
-Use the PROPER FEATURE on your vacuum when cleaning the surface
There are so many attractive wood flooring types to choose from
Wood is diverse. There’s maple, oak, ash, bamboo, cherry, walnut… the list goes on and on. Each type of wood can be used to make a floor! The appearance varies based on your selection, but it’s tough to go wrong with any choice.
Cherry and walnut are two of the most expensive wood types. Each offers a very advanced, soothing look. Cherry has a slight burgundy hue to it (hence the name), while walnut looks as natural of a material as you can find.
Bamboo is perhaps the most durable of wood flooring options. There’s a reason it’s used as a building material, fencing material, and for agricultural purposes. Bamboo is very reliable and completely eco-friendly. As such, more and more homes are adopting it as a flooring choice.
One solid hardwood flooring type will always have its differences from the others, though they all share the outstanding characteristics of durability and beauty. All types will have unique, natural stains to add character. You and everyone who walks through your front door will be entranced by your elegant floor.
Other floors don’t offer the same versatility as hardwood. Natural stone may match or exceed hardwood’s versatility; however, tile, laminate, vinyl plank and carpet fall well short.
Let your home value increase
Hardwood is one of the few types of flooring that will impact your home’s resale value. Hand-scraped hardwood is as “in” now as ever. Just like buyers love granite countertops, they love solid wood flooring.
It doesn’t make sense for a homeowner to install hardwood just because he/she is putting a house on the market. The cost of purchase and installation will outweigh the added value. With that said, purchasing and installing a wood floor for long-term benefit will improve your home now, 10 years from now, and will add value to it whenever you do decide to sell.
Will a hardwood floor add $10,000 in value? Not quite, but it will certainly help. Of course, the better the floors condition and the fewer number of times it’s been sanded/refinished, will further add to the estimated value.
When the time comes, you will be saving a future buyer from having to spend money on a new floor. You’ll also be saving the buyer the time and research that would be committed to finding the right floor. You best believe those factors play into a buyer’s final decision.
Why solid wood flooring over all other flooring materials?
Hardwood and engineered hardwood are often used interchangeably. While both specific “hardwood”, they are not the same thing.
Engineered hardwood is a layered floor. It consists of a polyurethane layer, a veneer and a plywood layer. The veneer is made of some type of true hardwood, whether it be oak, maple, hickory, etc.
An engineered plank is not hardwood throughout like what we’ve been talking about this entire time. Because it is not hardwood throughout, it is limited in regards to sanding and refinishing. Often, the hardwood veneer is so thin that it can be sanded and refinished only once or twice.
The look of an engineered hardwood floor is nearly identical to actual hardwood; however, the layered planks will not last as long.
Laminate and vinyl plank flooring are considerably cheaper than hardwood, but they suffer in appearance and do not last as long. No hardwood is found in laminate or vinyl plank.
As for the non-wood floor types, or the ones that do not resemble wood, tile and stone flooring have their specialties just like hardwood does. Tile is very difficult to damage, as it can withstand heavy impacts and high volumes of moisture. Tile is functional, but it is not considered as pleasant or homey as solid wood flooring.
Stone looks good anywhere, really. Many folks insist stone flooring, such as marble, travertine, and granite, is the most attractive type of floor. While that may be true, it does cost more than hardwood. Blemishes to stone are also more apparent than blemished to wood.
To find the best wood floor for your home, visit our local store in McKinney. You’ll see all of the hardwood types that we’ve mentioned. And, if another floor prompts your intrigue, know that we sell tile, carpet and laminate flooring as well.
Reap the benefits of our professional installation. We’ll visit your home to complete an estimate and schedule a date for install. Flooring installation, especially hardwood, it tricky. You’ll be saving a ton of time and giving your home a better chance at success by relying on professional assistance.
Floors Touch always has ongoing specials available for customers to take advantage of. For instance, we are currently offering handscraped wood floors from $2.09 per square foot and $4.89 per square foot installed. You’ll also find specials on porcelain tile, hardwood laminate and granite.
We are here to make your home look better, and at a fair price. Come talk with one of our many flooring experts. We’ll talk you through any floor type and we can schedule the estimate/installation date. Feel free to message us directly through our website to get the ball rolling without having to leave your home.