Thinking about installing a hard wood floor at the office? Wise choice. Wood floors are said to add not only beauty but value to your office space. They also provide an allergy-free environment.
Need even more benefits? Count easy care and cleaning, durability and an eco-friendly, natural and safe alternative to other flooring options. The range of options in quality, style, color and price makes hardwood flooring attractive to those who want a customized look.
With so many products on the market, and technology bringing constant options, choosing the wood flooring solution that is best for your office can be tricky. When choosing wooden flooring, take these factors into consideration:
1. Selecting wooden floors depends largely on the size of the room or rooms you'll be working with.
2. Color and design in a hard wood floor can coordinate with and complement existing styles.
3. Choices in custom wood floors should take into account traffic and lighting.
Research wood flooring optionsWhen it comes to purchasing a wood floor, there are so many decisions to make: species, finish and color, just to name a few. It's important for you to nail down all the decisions before making your final order. You may want to request samples.
Hire a professional for hardwood floor installationSeveral different types of wood flooring installation can be performed, including floating, pre-finish, subfloor, glue down, nail down and wood inlays. While some flooring comes with how-to instructions for installing it yourself, it may be best to hire an expert. That's because installation requires that each element to be laid in a certain sequence and meet a particular standard. Look for licensed installers of hardwood flooring.
Keep wood floor products on hand to finish and maintain your floorNow that the floor has been installed, don't forget the finishing touches such as vents and medallions you may need. Remember to pick up some maintenance supplies, too, to keep your floor looking its best.
- Moisture and extreme temperature fluctuations can pose problems by warping wood flooring, so choose another flooring alternative if climate and moisture control aren't possible in your workplace.
- You can install wood floors directly over concrete; however, a thinner prefloor of wood is best.
- Wood refinishing, such as sanding, can be done as needed. Flooring with a urethane coat can be re-coated as needed and is more economical than uncoated floors that need constant waxing.