Given the many options you have for a new wood floor, shopping for flooring can be overwhelming. But keeping a few factors in mind can help make the shopping process less stressful and more productive.
First determine whether you have a subfloor made of concrete or wood, and whether your subfloor has excess moisture. This will affect your new floor, so it’s important to take corrective action if there’s too much moisture. Take a close look at the types and colors of wood and laminate flooring available to you. Some floors are better for high traffic areas, while others need to be installed in low traffic areas of the house. Professional installation is the best way to go for your new wood floor; but if you are determined to do it yourself, look at installing a floating floor.
For more information about what to consider before you shop for new flooring, call Southern Lumber at (408) 297-9663. Visit our website to see our selection of hardwood floors made from specialty woods. We also offer a large selection of fine woodworking tools and supplies for the determined do-it-yourselfer.