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5 Guidelines To Choosing Exotic Hardwood Flooring

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Hardwood floors are one of the most popular and also the best flooring options for modern homes, especially in Maryland. If you are choosing to update your floors or are building a new home and you have chosen hardwood, you may now be considering the many types and options. One hardwood flooring option you can choose are exotic hardwood types and brands, these include:

  • Armstrong Exotic Hardwood Flooring
  • Reclaimed Hardwood Flooring
  • Bruce Hardwood Flooring
  • Mohawk Hardwood Flooring

Know the Grade

Putting solid wood flooring below grade can cause issues. Water and moisture can rise up through the ground and warp and damage your hardwood flooring. If your floors are professionally installed, this isn’t usually a problem, but many DIYers find out after it’s too late.

Talk About the Weather

Discuss with your flooring professional the types of exotic and engineered hardwood that you have available to you, take into account your region’s weather and how much moisture your home deals with on a yearly basis. If you live in a humid state like Maryland or even further south, you may want to consider engineered or may have exotic options that work better in humid climates.

Easier Installation

Talk to your installer about the type of exotic wood you choose. Some exotics and engineered woods allow for gluing instead of nailing because they are so versatile.

Let your Wood Breath

When purchasing exotic hardwood, have it delivered on site and keep it in the room where it will be installed for a few days. This allows it acclimate to the room’s humidity.

Be Creative

Exotic flooring and engineered flooring hardwood options are endless and come in a range of textures, hues, and styles. There is a hardwood flooring option out there to fit any style room. Before you make your selection, take samples back home and choose a few colors you might not be used to just to get your creative juices flowing. A unique looking hardwood floor can wind up being the conversation piece your home was always searching for.

Stop by our Design Center Showroom and see thousands of samples and get expert flooring advice. We showcase a huge selection of the regular, engineered, and exotic hardwood brands, types, and colors.


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