Red Oak Hardwood East BayHardwood floors are easy to care for, add value to your home, and look lovely in any season, glowing with the warmth only wood has. Your home might be older or brand-new; either way wood floors keep value in your home and bring the interior up to a stylish level. You may be sick of cleaning and maintaining carpet and thinking of taking the hardwood flooring plunge — but there are so many options, how do you know which to choose? The team at Floor Coverings International East Bay is here to help you take a look at your options, and see what’s available in Pleasanton, CA.

What Types of Hardwood Flooring Are Out There?

Hardwood flooring will match any interior decor on the planet, so you won’t have to change anything else in your home to match. There are two basic types of hardwood flooring to choose from: solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring. The value of real wood floors never goes away, so solid hardwood is your best choice even if it’s harder on your wallet. Remember buyers are willing to pay more for wood floors, they last longer and can be re-sanded and cleaned easily.

How Much Do Wood Floors Cost?

Hardwood flooring costs more than engineered hardwood flooring because it lasts longer and is more valuable. By choosing wood floors, you will up the value of your home and be able to refinish them when you need to. If you’re worried about price, consider that the National Wood Flooring Association found houses with hardwood flooring are:

  • Easier to sell
  • Sell for a higher price
  • Sell faster

This information is based on a survey of real estate agents across the nation, and they would know!

How Do I Find the Right Hardwood Flooring For Me?

Now that you’ve chosen real wood floors, let’s talk about natural beauty and durability and help you select the perfect hardwood flooring for your home in Pleasanton. Get ready, because there are a lot of choices — literally dozens of them! Some things to consider are:

  • Color
  • Grain pattern
  • Durability
  • Humidity

The best way to select hardwood flooring is to go to your local Pleasanton, CA, flooring store, choose a few samples you like, and take them home for a week. You can look at them in your home in different lighting and decide which one looks best. To narrow things down, the most popular types are:

  • Cherry
  • Walnut
  • Oak
  • Maple
  • Hickory
  • Ash
  • Douglas fir
  • Teak
  • Birch
  • Pine

Consider what type of flooring has the level of upkeep you need, and decide from there. Some other considerations are humidity in your area, site-finishing, dimensions of the wood floors, whether you have a wood or concrete subfloor, and of course the color, finish, gloss, and texture of the hardwood flooring. No matter what type you choose, remember the investment will be worth the return on the value of your home. Call the team at Floor Coverings International East Bay to schedule a free, in-home consultation today!

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