Congratulations! You've decided to get hardwood floors. No one can ever doubt their visual appeal and the way they instantly uplevel a home. They add value to a property and are long-lasting and versatile enough to work with any decor. Sand them and stain another color when it's time for a change.
Selecting the best wood floors takes some careful consideration. It also takes clear guidance, so rely on our expertise when shopping for hardwood flooring in Fort Myers, FL.
Decide between solid or engineered hardwood
Solid and engineered hardwood both look the same on the surface, but the construction is different. Engineered's top layer is a slab of oak, maple, walnut, or whatever your species-of-choice is, but underneath is three or more layers of wood, combined with resin and placed in a crosswise position. This results in a gorgeous wood floor that is more stable and better able to handle water.
Choose the right color–for you
Admittedly, this is the most exciting part, but you need to think about the various tones and how they'll work for you. For example, light tones hide dust, scuffs, and scratch better, while dark floors hide dirt. Think of the animal's color if you have a pet, especially if it sheds. Will you use stain? If so, think about the wood since some are more accepting than others.
Consider your style
Do you want wide, narrow, or random width planking, as well as grain patterns and characteristics like knots and swirls? Do you prefer a warmer, more traditional species or a darker, more dramatic one?
Here, you also need to think about your home’s overall decor because, while nothing needs to be an exact match, there should be a cohesive look. Choose colors and styles that work with the other furnishings.
Do you have extra durability needs?
Not every hardwood has the same hardness level, so ask where a species stands on the Janka hardness rating.
At Wayne Wiles Floor Covering, we carry the best wood floors from some top names, such as Karastan BelleLuxe and Ultra Wood. Come into our showroom in Fort Myers, FL, to see our inventory and get a free quote. We work with homeowners and businesses around Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Estero, Bonita Springs, and Sanibel.