Flooring can make a huge difference in the looks of a home. There are many things available that you can do to cover the floors from carpeting to vinyl to tile. Wood flooring is becoming very popular once again. Many people like the looks of a wood floor. From centuries back, floors were covered with wood as a main floor covering. It wasn’t until carpeting became popular that floors had any other covering. Throw rugs were placed over the wood flooring just for decoration, but most of the older homes used wood as the main flooring choice. This article will talk about some of the wood flooring choices available and how they can still shine on in the days and future days ahead.
You might be surprised to find out what is under the carpeting in many older homes. If you were to pull up the carpet, you might find wood flooring underneath. Because hardwood floors were so popular, many of the older homes still have that type of flooring under the transformed look of carpeting. The older hardwood floors required a lot of sanding and polishing. It was quite a task to shine them up. You might have had to use a buffer after waxing them to create the luster of shine you were after. Then wood flooring progressed and someone came out with wood floor wax that you just mopped on with a wet mop.
Wood flooring has come a long ways. You can still buy real hardwood such as oak to lay down, but most of the wood now days is treated and requires little polishing. The wood may already have a high luster of shine to it originally when you purchase it and all you may have to do is mop it. You can now buy wood flooring that looks like real wood, but isn’t. It is very durable, already has a high shine to it and all you have to do to clean it is dust or sweep and mop. Much of the wood flooring available today, you can lay yourself. It can be a tongue and groove where each piece attaches to each other or you can get the wood flooring pieces that you simply match up the grain lines and glue down.
You can find wood flooring in most home improvement stores or flooring stores. With all the varieties available you may want to do a little research as to the best one available in your budget and needs. Wood flooring is beautiful and can be found in many different types of homes today. You don’t have to own a log house to have wood flooring.