How Your Floor Can Make Your Home Look More Elegant

Some people think that the front door makes the biggest impression on a guest, others say the kitchen is the most used room and therefore makes the biggest impact. I think it is the floors of a home.  A great floor can take a boring room or an older place and make it look chic and brand new.  There are many types of flooring, but I personally prefer wide oak plank flooring.  Oak trees produce more than half of the hardwood flooring in the US and provide a durable and beautiful finish to your home.

There are two types of oak, red and white.  The more preferred wood that many homeowners use is red oak because of its reliability and versatility.  However, the white oak is another fantastic option when you want a much more rustic look to your home. 

The look of oak gives a home a much more finished feeling and can keep you current, or make you feel like you have stepped back in time to see its original owners.

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There are many options to choose when getting oak plank flooring including the cut, grade, and finish that can customize the wood to your taste.  It can come in darker or lighter, more natural or more refined.  Whatever you are looking for out of your wood, you can find in these oak floors. 

Make sure when you are looking to install these types of floors that you are looking to work with someone who cares as much about your floors and you do about your home.  When they care, you can see it in the staining quality and smooth finish.  Attention to detail is very important in the process to ensure the wood looks fairly uniform.  You want it to look like it all came from the same tree.

When you are looking to give your house a facelift, consider what you’re walking on everyday as a great place to start.