A few hardwood flooring basics to get you started

Hardwood is still one of, if not the, most popular floor covering among homeowners today. When you combine all the many benefits that come with it, along with its amazing life span, you wind up with far more than a floor covering. It becomes an investment that can be passed down for years to come, or that you will see a return on should you choose to sell your home. Either way, it’s hard to come out on the losing end by choosing this material.

Gotcha Covered takes pride in being a full service flooring company. Not only can we sell you the perfect floor covering for your home, we can also install it. With this particular material, a professional installation is incredibly important. We invite you to stop by our showroom in Acworth, GA, to find about more about that. From there, we service the areas of Acworth, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Canton and Marietta, GA, and we look forward to serving you as well.

Hardwood flooring specifics

It’s important to know that, when it comes to wood floors, you have two main options from which to choose. The first is solid wood floors, which are one piece of wood, all the way through. The other is engineered wood, which features a veneer of real wood with a composite backing, and a protective top coat. It’s likely that one will work better for your needs than the other will, but some people utilize both types of flooring in the same home. Solid wood floors can only be installed on or above grade. That means if you have a basement, the solid option isn’t a good idea for it. In this case, you could use solid throughout the upper levels of your home, and place engineered floors in your basement. If you choose the same species for the engineered floors as you do for the solid, it’s likely no one will ever know the difference simply by looking at them. Solid flooring can be refinished several times over the course of its life span. After a few decades, when most people are considering brand new flooring, all you’ll need to do is give us a call to set up a time to refinish your floors. After that, it will look as if you too have had brand new flooring installed. You can also refinish engineered flooring, though not nearly as many times before needing to replace it.

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