Wood Flooring -
to Refinish your Hard Wood Floors
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When it comes to
creating a kitchen design scheme, not only do you want to reface your
cabinets, but refinish your wood floors as well.
In addition to warmth and elegance, wood flooring offers home owners
great possibilities with today's large selection of stains, finishes and
designs. By blending woods and finishes or by combining wood and other
flooring materials, the possibilities are endless.
effect your wood flooring has on your decor can depend greatly on the
grade of the wood which is based on the number of variations in the
grain pattern. Oak and ash wood flooring, for example, have four basic
grades. If you are looking for a more polished look, go with a clear or
select wood grade, which show the least amount of knots, markings and
other variations. For a rustic effect, you will want to gravitate toward
a common grade, which exhibits more of the woods natural
with its beautiful red tone, is probably the most popular wood flooring
and can be stained in any color. Maple offers a fresh contemporary look.
Pine is a refreshing and rustic choice and is especially beautiful in
wide planks. Walnut works well with other woods to bring warmth to
interiors. The type and grade of wood you select is simple a question of
taste, preference and availability.
one of a kind foundation, consider mixing wood species. Lay Brazilian
cherry wood flooring next to a light maple. Blending wood with other
materials such as marble, stone or ceramic tile is another option for
creating a memorable floor.
Transform your wood flooring into a dramatic or whimsical focal point
with different shades of wood stains or paints. For example you can
liven up your pine or oak entryway floor with a border design using
cherry or mahogany stains. Or use a solid gloss or semi gloss paint to
make stripes, veins or checks design.
wood flooring is a wise investment. Its beauty matures with age and will
continue to bring value and distinction to your home.