Black Hardwood Flooring Types

Black Hardwood FlooringOne of the newest crazes to hit the remodeling scene is black hardwood flooring. One of the reasons that this kind of flooring has become as popular as it has is due to its distinct look. The majority of people who choose to go with a black hardwood floor do so because of how stunning it looks, especially if the rooms are done just right. Not only does the flooring stand out but it also gives a room a look of sophistication, people who are trying to go with a modern look will find that black hardwood floors ad that finishing touch.

If you are interested in the best hardwood flooring, you will notice that there are several different types available. Currently you have the choice between hickory, oak, birch, maple, and of course walnut. With this large number of different choices currently available, it can often be hard to choose the right one to fit your needs. When trying to choose a specific type of hardwood flooring you will want to look closely at the type of flooring to determine if it meets your needs, but you also want to look at the color of the flooring. Looking at each of these factors allows you to choose the best flooring based on your needs, you will get the strength that is needed as well as the look that you want.

One of the best things that you can do to help select the right type of hardwood flooring for your house is to look at the pros and cons for each type of hardwood. For example, black walnut, which is quite a popular choice, is a beautiful looking floor, but is not the best choice for high traffic areas. The pros and cons of each type of flooring has to do with how easy the floor is to clean to help keep it looking nice, and how strong the wood is and how long it will last. When looking into hardwood floors you want to stay away from the softer woods, not only are they not going to stand up to being walked on repeatedly they are also going to need to be replaced sooner than other floors. Oak is a great choice for any area of the home, including the high traffic areas, because of how strong the wood is, but it also has a very high shock resistance. Your softer floors, such as black walnut, are the perfect choice for people who do not walk or play on their floors; they want the hardwood simply because of the looks.

Something else to think about when choosing your black hardwood flooring is the color. Not all hardwoods are a dark color, but they can be stained just about any color, including black. For example, black walnut flooring is a naturally dark colored wood; usually it is a dark brown color. However, as this wood ages it gets darker in color, so it is possible to find a natural black walnut floor that is purplish black in color. Then other types of flooring, such as oak, are naturally light in color so it has to be stained a darker color. For example, you can find oak hardwood flooring in a color called midnight, which is as close to black as oak can get. Whether you choose a naturally dark wood or choose to stain the wood to a color of your liking is going to depend on how much work you want to put into the floors. Staining the hardwood floors is going to take a lot of work, as well as time. Not to mention the cost involved with staining your floors, especially if you hire somebody to do it for you.

The last thing you need to look at in terms of black hardwood flooring is what type of flooring you choose. Are you going to choose solid wood floors or will you go with an engineered wood floor. Solid wood floors are made entirely out of lumber, so they are very heavy and durable. However, one of the biggest problems with this type of flooring is how hard it is to install, but it is something that can be refinished if you decide to change your mind about the color sometime in the future. Engineered wood floors are made from veneer that has been glued together to in several layers to give the plank its wood look. One of the best things about this type of flooring is that several different types of wood can be used for each layer so you get the best flooring available due to all of the benefits of the different types of wood. If you are looking for long lasting hardwood floors, your best choice is to go with solid wood floors, once you get the hang of installing it the project should go smoothly. If you are looking to dress up a room or redo your floors in an attempt to sell your house engineered wood floors are a great option, not only are they easier to install but they also cost a bit less than solid wood.

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