Home renovation projects can be exciting, especially when you begin to consider all the ways you can make your home feel beautiful and sparkling new.
Hardwood flooring is an option many homeowners consider. It is stylish, durable, and perfect for any room.
Before you make the big decision to install hardwood flooring, you should be certain it is the right choice for you and your home. Here are 4 things you should consider before installing hardwood floors:
Budget & Area
Like with any big purchase, you should establish a budget before you go shopping. Having an idea of what you can afford can help you narrow down your options.
Hardwood floors are known to be a little pricey upfront, but in reality, the variety of species available creates a wide range of prices. You can expect to pay anywhere between $6 and $24 per square foot.
Speaking of square feet, you want to know the dimensions of the space you are planning to renovate before choosing.
Not only will this help you more accurately determine your budget, but it will also help during the ordering and installation process.
Hardwoods are known for their durability, but no material can last forever. Before you install the flooring, consider the functionality of the room. The floor of a playroom, for example, will likely take quite a beating over the years.
For kitchens and living rooms, consider the foot traffic of the house. If you expect people to tread over the hardwood floors coming from a garage or pool room, you might see a bit more wear in these areas than others.
However, don’t let the fear of wear stop you from purchasing hardwood floors. Maintenance and touch ups can always be performed if you start to miss the flawless, freshly finished look of the wood.
The variety of hardwood flooring on the market means that you are guaranteed to find a species and color to fit your unique style. Considering the aesthetic goals of your home can be the most fun part of the renovation!
Are you going for a rustic, cabin-like vibe? Do you hope for a vibrant statement-making grain? Or perhaps a more chic and modern look with neutral tones?
Whatever your aesthetic goals are, working with a design consultant can help you find the perfect hardwood for your home.
Finally, you want to consider how the hardwood will be installed.
Some people choose to install the hardwood themselves to save money. If you have the time and endurance (it is a pretty physically demanding activity!) to do it yourself, this is a good option.
On the other hand, a professional installation creates a cleaner, more polished look for the hardwood flooring. It will cost a little extra, but you will be able to kick back and relax while the experts do their thing.
Hardwood Design & Installation Services in Maryland
Now that you’ve considered your budget, the functionality, aesthetics, and installation process, you’re ready to install hardwood flooring in your home. Atlas Floors Inc. can help! We have over 30 years of experience designing, installing, and renovating beautiful custom hardwood floors for Maryland residents. Call now to begin your project!