Hardwood flooring benefits for your home

If you’re looking into hardwood, the chances are good that you already know exactly what you’re looking for in a floor covering. A few of the individual benefits of this material include extensive durability, a great lifespan, and ease of maintenance and care that make it a truly wonderful flooring, no matter where you need it installed. More than anything, the amazing air of timeless elegance this material provides is well worth taking the extra time to consider all its benefits. We’re sure you’ll find more than one reason to consider installing it in your own home.

At Early's Flooring Specialists & More, you’ll find excellent variety in floor coverings and professional services that are sure to help complete your flooring experience. We strive for complete customer satisfaction and offer great affordability, no matter what your budget. Our professionals stand ready, at our Amissville, VA showroom, to help get your flooring project underway, no matter how big or small. From our showroom, we serve the areas of Amissville, Warrenton, Culpeper, Front Royal, Luray, Gainesville, and Madison, and we look forward to serving you too.

What hardwood can bring to your home

Many homeowners believe that personalization is not even an option with hardwood, but nothing could be further from the truth. Not only can you customize your specific flooring experience with this material, but you can also redo it later if you change your mind. Choosing details such as specific wood species, colors, and finish options can really turn a wood floor into something special. We make that easy to do.

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Choosing the right hardwood

In choosing the perfect species, you must first make sure that the species you’ve picked can stand up to your level of in-house traffic. Choosing a wood that is too soft for a high-traffic section of your home can result in premature wear and more, leaving you with a need to replace your flooring much sooner than you should have to. On the other hand, choosing a species that’s harder than what you really need can actually extend the lifespan of your flooring, giving you many more years of enjoyment.

Hardwood floors can never be installed below grade, such as in basements. The material must also be allowed to acclimate to your specific environmental specifications prior to installation. This acclimation period can last from 24 to 72 hours and goes a long way in preventing buckling, cracking, warping, and splitting once the wood is installed in your home.