When it comes to choosing a classic and beautiful flooring for your home, hardwood is hard to beat. Not only does it raise the resale value of your home, it adds a warm and inviting look and feel to the room where it’s installed. When you picture a classic hardwood floor, you’re probably picturing solid hardwood. This timeless style is popular in homes in the Stone Oak, Alamo Heights, Shavano Park area and beyond. Unlike its alternative, engineered hardwood flooring, solid hardwood is milled from a single piece of lumber and solid all the way through.
Pros of Solid Hardwood
There are many benefits of choosing solid hardwood flooring for your Shavano Park home. One of the most obvious benefits is its beautiful aesthetic. It’s available in many different species of wood, each with its own color, grain, and texture qualities. An appealing feature of solid hardwood is it can be sanded down and refinished multiple times throughout its lifetime without losing its structural integrity. This is beneficial in cases of damage, but also because that means it can be altered to suit the evolving tastes of the homeowner. It can be customized to your individual style. Solid hardwood flooring is very durable and relatively easy to maintain. They can stand up to daily wear and tear and, if cleaned and maintained properly, should last for many years.
Cons of Solid Hardwood
Like anything, there are drawbacks to this type of floor as well as benefits. One of the downsides is that it cannot be installed in levels below grade, such as basements. It’s also not recommended for rooms that experience frequent moisture like bathrooms or laundry rooms. Because of its natural construction, it expands and contracts from frequent changes in moisture and temperature. Solid hardwood also tends to be more expensive than other flooring styles.
We have many varieties of solid hardwood flooring to choose from, as well as other types of hardwood, carpet, tile, and more. If you’re looking for a new floor for your Shavano Park home, we are here to help. From the initial free in-home estimate and design consultation to the final cleanup after installation, we are with you throughout the whole process. Call Floor Coverings International of Northwest San Antonio today!
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