Hardwood Flooring Choice for Florida Weather

Hardwood flooring is always a popular choice in any location or climate. In fact, "90 percent of houses with wood floors sell faster and at higher prices than similar homes without them." Luckily there are many different choices in durability and look to help you find the right fit for your specific climate. Follow these helpful tips to choose the best hardwood flooring for Florida.

Understanding Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floor material is milled wood in widths up to 12" and thicknesses up to 3/4". The wood has been cut so the it can be installed in sections allowing for a large number of different appearances. Wood is a natural material that can expand or rot when it encounters moisture (common conditions in most areas of Florida), so proper care and maintenance is important. After installation, the floor needs to be coated with a sealant to protect it from this moisture, usually consisting of 3-10 coats. Hardwood flooring is all natural which makes it different from engineered wood flooring, another popular Florida choice.

Choosing the Right Flooring

While hardwood is a less common choice in the Florida area, its classic beauty is still a realistic choice for those who don't like laminate or other synthetic options. Be aware of areas at risk for sunlight fading or easy flooding. Flooding is a problem based on the low elevation and closeness to sea level. Choose from hardwood options that acrylic-impregnated wood options for high risk areas. ?Make sure that after your flooring is installed you seal it with a floor coating that will protect against moisture in addition to standard sealing options.

Quantum Floors, located in Boynton Beach, Florida, offers a state of art showroom as well as complete installation service. Our culture is to educate, advice and serve our customers with the best options for their flooring project and to provide a unique and great experience throughout the process. Come and visit our showroom located in Boynton Beach, Florida, or for additional questions call (561) 506-7173