Halloween is Spooky, but Hardwood Isn?t

Halloween is Spooky, but Hardwood Isn?t

Some things are just time-honored traditions, and we?re seeing plenty of them this October: Pumpkin and apple picking, trick or treating, colorful and imaginative Halloween costumes and spooky events.

West Palm Beach residents can get their share of the fun on October 26 from 6:00 to 9:00 at Clematis by Fright. Most of us know Clematis Street, the main drag for restaurants, clubs, bars and so forth. This, however, will be strictly a family-friendly with events like concerts, costume judging, hay rides and face painting: www.patch.com by Maria Cardenas.

Hardwood Flooring is also traditional, as well as contemporary, casual, cottage, etc. Want hardwood? There?s only one place to go here, the experts at Quantum Floors.

Some people find hardwood pretty scary to use in Florida?s hot and humid weather, but that?s not cause for fright. You do, however, need to be sure to properly acclimatize it before installing, because the hardwood will expand and contract in order to adjust to varying climate conditions. A good way to do it is to let the opened boxes of hardwood sit in the room where you plan to install it. It should sit for 5 or 6 days, but be sure to double check this with your installer, as he or she may have different idea. By letting it sit there, it will get used to the room?s climate and you?ll have much less of a chance of it expanding or contracting.

The other alternative is to go with engineered hardwood. Engineered hardwood is truly real wood, and it comes in many colors, patterns, and species. Engineered hardwood increases the value of your home the way solid does. The only difference is the construction, which is a layered one; that criss-cross action of the fibers makes it much tougher and far more water-resistant than solid hardwood; in fact, it can be installed anywhere.

Quantum Floors is the expert on hardwood, be it solid or engineered. The company also stocks laminate, luxury vinyl, and featured brands, with showrooms in Ft. Lauderdale, Boynton Beach, and Palm Beach Gardens.