Good for you! We all know that hardwood flooring is a great investment for your home; in fact hardwood increases your home value. Just ask any realtor, they will tell you the same thing.
The species…referring to the type of tree the wood comes from, can range from domestics like oak and maple to exotics from both the United States and abroad.
If your design style is rustic you may want to consider a hand-scraped look in an engineered wood. It’s an amazing texture and “look” and can be finished in a stain or color that fits your overall decorating palette.
So hand-scraped doesn’t always mean it was actually scraped by a person’s hand, sometimes machines are used in the process to give it a “distressed” look, which isn’t a bad thing, and the result is still beautiful, unique and adds an amazing texture component to the floor.
Here’s a tip to warm up the wood floor, consider adding an area rug under the coffee table, or in the entry way. The combination of a pop of a rug on top of a beautifully crafted engineered hand-scarped wood floor will knock your socks off.
So head on down to your local flooring retailer and check out the many choices in hardwood flooring available.