Thinking about investing in some quality wood flooring?
Are you building a new home to your own specifications? Unsure about the best course of action when it comes to flooring? You need some advice on new construction installation? Let our team help!
Hardwood flooring is always an elegant choice for your new home - or maybe a new office space? And it goes in any type of room! Even with kitchens, bathrooms and basements you can’t go wrong because there is always the option of engineered hardwood. All in all, a general rule when buying hardwood flooring for your new home is to be aware of humidity levels. This means both in overall climate and the actual room you’re planning the installation.
Is the weather alright for wood floors in Michigan?
Novi MI is located in an area with high humidity swings. This will influence your choice of the type of wood. The more stable species are a good way to go in this case. Wood tends to shrink and expand depending on the humidity change. You should keep a constant temperature in your home or office. This may be an easy solution to a potential problem of gaps. New construction installation requires special attention to the flooring. The best way is to do it last. Make sure that your new place already has doors and windows installed. Turn your HVAC system up and running for at least two weeks. This will ensure that the moisture is out of the house. We would also advise you to keep the wood in the room for 72 hours max for it to accommodate. Before you bring the wood in to a room, do all of the paint tiles and plumbing.
How do I know what type of wood to choose?
Once that you made sure that your new home is welcoming to the wood, all that is left is to choose some quality hardwood flooring that will suite both your taste and your budget. Take your time to do the research! There are many types of wood for you to choose from. When searching for high quality hardwood flooring, the best options are – the hardest. The hardest wood, that is! Species like oak, maple and cherry are good choices alongside the other domestic ones, such as ash, walnut and mahogany. More exotic species (be it bamboo, chestnut or tigerwood) are sure to bring a unique feel to the room. Have in mind that they reach their full potential with a lot of natural light. They are a sure choice for rooms on the bright side of the establishment with big, tall windows. Whatever questions you may have, be it the new construction installation or a choice for the best type of wood depending on the room, don’t hesitate to call and arrange your free consultation!