What To Pick
have been in a few flooring stores and became overwhelmed by the
choices. Listed below are some of the most sought after answers.
Often times you will get different answers from different places.
|• Engineered or Solid?
|• What's the most durable hardwood
|• I have oak honey cabinets...what's
the best color?"
|• But the decorator says...
|• We live near the beach...sand?
Engineered or Solid?
Engineered hardwoods by far are chosen more often in Florida for several reasons. For a better understanding of
the differences between engineered and solid, advantages and
disadvantages, we've put together one page devoted to the
What's the most durable
a very hot topic, and depending on who you talk to a
variety of opinions will be heard. We suggest reading our article
do I really need a hard,
hardwood floor before selecting any hardwood floor.
I have oak honey cabinets...what's the best
Color choice is
more of a personal preference than anything. What may look good in
one home may not in another. Today people are mixing up
different hardwood species from cabinets to flooring. One item seems
to be prevalent when it comes to baseboard and/or other trim. White or off white seems to be a steady trend in South Florida, as
lighter colored paint selections are the norm.
They have some great ideas,
but experimentation seems to be the norm. Case in point, a
spec house built in 2002 where five different types of hardwood
floors were installed. And the painting choices were unbelievably
consistent. In one room a beautiful
herringbone floor was chosen and another, a plain looking
engineered floor. The engineered floor butted up next to
another beautiful wide plank floor.
matters stranger, in one portion of the house the master bedroom had a
gorgeous marble floor. Instead of flowing through the areas,
engineered flooring was again chosen... for the closets! Upstairs
was a circular mezzanine done in
3/4" hardwood. In one bedroom that connected, another engineered
floor was chosen with a completely different look!
Frankly, our opinion is consumers have a better grasp
on color and design decisions than most decorators. When it comes to color choice,
look at it this way;
you'll have to live with it and we cannot make that choice for you.
You can pick up some great ideas from magazines and the like.
We live near the beach...sand?
Sand will always be a factor, and can easily
scratch any hardwood floor. By taking
care of your hardwood floors
with a few important preventative tips they should last for years.