As people begin making their homes look fabulous for the holidays the one thing that everyone likes to focus on is their floor. That is because the floor of a home is the first thing that people notice when they cross the threshold. Knowing this, people either choose to clean their carpets so that they look new, or they will take the carpet up and let the wood flooring show. The problem with taking up the carpet to allow everyone to see your hardwood floors is that they may be in need of repair work.
Repairing hardwood floors is something that you should leave to the specialist because they will be able to tell you if the wood flooring needs to be replaced. Sometimes people put carpet down over wood floors so that they do not have to do any repair work, and the next owner of the home is left doing the work if they want the wood to be visible. If the specialist says that the wood needs to be replaced with durable flooring, then you will be given two options for your hardwood flooring.
The first option will be to replace the wood with engineered hardwood flooring. This is a new type of hardwood flooring that people are using instead of regular wood. That is because engineered hardwood flooring is more resistant to moisture. Depending on how damp your home becomes after a hard rain or a humid summer day this type of wood would be the best option. It is also easier to put down on the floor because it can be glued right over the cement part of the floor or stapled down for security.
The second option is to use regular wood on your floors. This is the wood that has been used for many years inside of people’s homes, and even though it looks nice it not as resistant to moisture. Since both types of woods look nice on the floor most people will let the final cost of the wood be the final factor. If that is how you will be deciding on what wood to use to make your floors look fabulous, then the engineered hardwood would be your decision. That is because the whole project would be cheaper because it takes less effort to lay it down compared to the regular wood that would be used for the flooring.