One of the most important decisions you’ll make when during your whole home remodeling project the type of flooring to install. Today, there are so many different materials available for any home. In spite of this ever-growing list, however, hardwood has remained one of the top choices among homeowners. Its naturally beautiful wood grain complements a wide variety of styles and transcends any trends. Whatever style home you have, you simply can’t go wrong with a classic hardwood floor.
If you’re considering installing new hardwood flooring for your next renovation, you need to keep some basic things in mind. Read on as our designers at Case Design/Remodeling Birmingham offer a few tips to help you make the right decisions.
While solid wood has a lot of benefits to its credit, our home improvement company recommends engineered wood. Most types of engineered wood are designed to resist the three main forces that can warp or wear down a floorboard: tangential, lateral and longitudinal. In addition, installing engineered wood carries a lot of advantages particularly for homes with a concrete base.
With solid wood, you often need to install a plywood layer to hold the panels in place. This could decrease your ceiling height (albeit, marginally) but, more importantly, it could also get in the way of a door’s operation. Engineered wood can be placed as is, eliminating the need for a plywood layer, which takes a few steps out of the installation process.
Hardwood floors can come pre-finished or they can be finished on-site. Most homeowners like the extra customization wiggle room that on-site finishing provides, but if you’re not overly concerned with personalized looks, a pre-finished hardwood floor is a fine choice.
Take the worry out of renovations with professional remodeling contractor, Case Design/Remodeling Birmingham. You can trust our proven design/build process to give your home a refreshing new look. We’d like to have a conversation with you about your remodeling project. Call us at (205) 968-6000 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment and get started today. We serve homeowners in Birmingham, Homewood and nearby areas in AL.