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What’s not to love about hardwood flooring?

There are extensive flooring options currently available on the market today, but hardwood flooring could be the one that perfectly fits your specific requirements. It brings timeless beauty, livable durability, and a perfect décor match to every space into which you install it. But there is so much more to know and learn about this material.

For instance, you’ll be pleased to find that it adds immense value to your home, even if you only install it in one or two rooms. It’s easy to maintain, so you’ll enjoy it for many years to come. You’ll also learn about the refinishing process that helps this flooring reach its average 100-year lifespan.

Making your wood flooring serve your needs

From the very start, there are some essential facts with which to arm yourself. For instance, solid wood can never be installed in basements or other below-grade spaces. If you have areas such as these that need flooring, we encourage you to consider engineered materials or luxury vinyl, which both give amazing wood-look properties.

It’s also important to make sure your materials are acclimated before installation. This process makes sure the humidity levels between your flooring and your home environment are compatible. It also assures your flooring will not buckle, warp, or split after installation.
The first thing you’ll do when choosing your flooring is to pick a great wood species. We’ll help you match your home’s activity level with a species that is hard enough to provide excellent protection against daily wear. Then we’ll decide on a sealant and stain color.

With prefinished materials, you’ll find that the installation process is short, but you have fewer choices in stain color. The opposite is true with site finished materials, which allow extensive stain color choice, but requires more time to install. For more great information about the characteristics and benefits associated with these floors, be sure to stop by at your convenience.

Choosing a hardwood flooring retailer

If you’re in the market for hardwood in West Michigan, Stanley Steemer invites you to visit either of our two showrooms, located in Grand Rapids, MI and Kalamazoo, MI. We are conveniently located so that our Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Rockford, Holland, and Byron Center, MI customers always have access to the best flooring and services for their home. If you need wood flooring, our associates are excited at the opportunity to earn your business, so visit us any time you’re in the area.