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The Beauty of Custom Flooring

Looking to replace your current floor with something brand new?  Perhaps now is the time to look into custom flooring.  Custom flooring can give you the look that you’ve always wanted for your home.  Wood is warm and welcoming, and making the right choice can really bring a change to your room.

For custom flooring, you get to make all the final choices.  You can decide upon the cut of the wood, the grade, and, of course, the wood type.  Each of these can offer something different.  Even in different combinations they can show varying colors and sheens.  You can choose fresh wood or you can look into the option of reclaimed wood.

Fresh wood is often pre-finished so it lasts longer against wear and tear.  A quick look online and you will soon see all the different types of wood available to you: African Mahogany, White Oak, Cherry, Pine, Hickory, Maple, White Ash, Red Oak, Walnut, and more.  It can be a good idea to examine images online first so you can compare what you see to the rest of the room in which you intend to place the flooring.  From there you can take several of your favorite choices and see them in person at a location that deals in flooring.  Seeing the wood in person can make sure the images online are as close as possible and there are no drastic difference in color.  Remember though, wood does vary in color within itself, from knots to the difference between heartwood and sapwood, so make sure you know what differences your particular favorites may have within themselves.

Reclaimed wood is a bit different.  This wood has already been used in another location but has been given a thorough makeover in order to become usable again.  Reclaimed wood has a lot of character and history behind it.  It comes from barns, older houses, and other locations.  There can be all sorts of color variances in it, knots, score marks, and more.  But if you have a rustic home or want a floor that has a well-worn and loved look, reclaimed wood can be an excellent choice.  It too is given a finish that will help protect it for years to come.

Take your time to make a final choice for flooring.  It will be with you for a long time, and you want to make sure you get a floor that you’ll love to see every time you walk into the room.