Is hardwood flooring a good choice for your home?

There are many reasons to choose hardwood flooring for your home, including stunning visuals, functional durability and performance, and a lifespan that can surpass 100 years if properly maintained. If these sound like the perfect options, it's worth taking a little more time to learn more. These floors offer many other characteristics and benefits, and we think you should know about some more of them.

Choose your wood floors carefully

Depending on the hardwood flooring you choose, you could be making a lifelong commitment, so it's a great idea to know what you should expect. For instance, solid wood lasts the longest, so it's essential to choose the best species right from the start. Species range from soft to hard, with the harder options offering more durability for busy homes.

While engineered wood flooring lasts about 30 years, you'll still get some fantastic results from the choice, including a perfect alternative to solid wood in below-grade spaces. It offers many species options, stain colors, and finishes and installs in much the same way. If you know that you'll want to replace your floors at some point, this is also a great option.

Whichever wood you choose, acclimation is the first step to a successful installation and lasts from one to three days or more, depending on the humidity level in and around your home. Unfinished materials take longer to install, but they offer a more extensive choice of stain colors and finishes. If you have more questions about hardwood flooring and options or would like to see the products in person, be sure to visit us today.

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Visit us for the wood floors you’ll love

When you visit Y's Way Flooring, you can rest assured our associates will put your requirements first, working to ensure all your needs are met. Once you share your preferences, we can alleviate many materials that may not work for you, leaving only those worth your time and budget. In addition, we offer the personalizations you've always wanted, so be sure to speak at length with our friendly, knowledgeable associates. If you are a resident of Watertown, WI, Oconomowoc, WI, Lake Mills, WI, Delafield, WI, Fort Atkinson, WI, Jefferson, WI, or Johnson Creek, WI, we encourage you to visit our showrooms in Watertown, WI, Oconomowoc, WI, or Lake Mills, WI. There, you’ll find the hardwood flooring materials and services you want and need for your home. And when you’re ready to purchase solid or engineered wood flooring, we’ll be ready to help put everything in place.