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Some Important Facts About Hardwood Flooring

If you?re in the market for hardwood flooring in your West Palm Beach, FL home, we have some information that might help with the search. Choosing hardwood isn?t something that most homeowners do quickly, as there are many options to consider. With the many benefits, a long life span and the classic elegance that rivals all other flooring materials, it?s a popular floor covering.

One of the questions we are asked most, is about the durability of the wood. While it?s likely that there will several coats of protective covering added to your wood flooring, it?s actually the hardness of the wood that makes it most long lasting. Species like cherry, walnut and oak are great choices with a good density; species such as Santos Mahogany, Brazilian teak and ebony are even harder.

Another question you might find yourself asking is whether or not wood flooring can be placed throughout your home. If you don?t have a basement that?s included in the area that needs to be covered, the answer is yes. However, solid wood cannot be placed in the basement. It too easily contracts and expands as the humidity and temperatures change, so it?s not a good candidate.

If you have your heart set on hardwood for the basement, though, you always opt for engineered hardwood instead. It?s still ?real wood?, as the top veneer is made of the real thing, but it doesn?t react in the same way as solid wood does.

You also have the option to have your floors prefinished or unfinished before installation. Most people opt for the prefinished variety, but the unfinished does have its perks. In that case, you have the option to choose your very own unique finish that can be applied right after the floors are installed.

We?ll Help You Find the Perfect Floor

At Quantum Floors, we want to make sure you have the perfect hardwood flooring for your West Palm Beach, FL home. In addition to the information we?ve provided here, we are also available in person to answer any other questions that you might have. Feel free to stop by one of our showrooms, located in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens & Fort Lauderdale, FL. We look forward to working with you!