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Choosing A Wood Floor

Hard wood flooring might seem like a large initial investment,  but the beauty and longevity of wood floors speaks for itself and will also leave a positive effect on the value of your home. Wood floors come in many styles, colors, and finishes, the selection is endless. They are easy to maintain, generally just dust mopping and an occasional deep cleaning with wood floor cleaner is recommended. There are no grout lines to to scrub as in tile and they are great for people with allergies, keeping the dust to a minimum. When shopping for your floors, make sure to discuss your household, kids, pets etc. with your sales person. You want to make sure you are matched with the best option and quality of flooring to suit your lifestyle and durability.

For example, a busy family home, should never pick a American Cherry floor. It is one of the most beautiful floors in natural fall tones, a true show stopper, but it is also one of the softest wood floors around and it will indent and scratch super easily. This floor is more suited for adult only living. A good hardy wood species that will not break the budget and is tough, is Hickory or Brazilian Walnut. There are many more choices available. Most exotics are somewhat hard to come by now, since they have been over harvested in the past years. If you like a wood species , but are not sure about its hardness, you can always refer to the Janka Hardness Rating Scale for Hardwood Floors.

If you live in Florida and you will install wood flooring on a slab, remember only engineered flooring is warranteed on a slab. Solid wood floors are great for the staircase or second floor.

When it comes to installation, it is not always best to go with the lowest bidder, keep in mind, he will be handling the floors you just spent your savings on. Hiring a professional installer that is insured and backed by a store will give you a installation warranty that is more than just a tail light warranty.

Here at Modern Floors & Shutters, we pride ourselves in selling quality products, and professional installation. We are family owned and operated in Kissimmee and would be honored to help you find your dream floor. Call us for your free estimate today.