Engineered Hardwood Samples - BloomingtonHardwood floors offer a classic look and feel to any room while also adding a touch of elegance to the space. Investing in hardwood floors can help increase the overall value of your home. Another great benefit of hardwood flooring is that when it comes to styles, the options are truly endless. At Floor Coverings International Bloomington, we offer a variety of styles and finishes to choose from. Before getting started on your next flooring project, consider these tips on where (and where not to) install your new hardwood floors.

Where Not to Put Hardwood Flooring in Your Home

Not all rooms in your home are cut out for hardwood flooring. In fact, installing hardwood floors in the wrong place can be costly and lead to accelerated damage. Avoid installing hardwood in the following areas:

  • Bathroom

Avoid this space as hardwood floors are very porous and exposure to water can be very damaging. It’s vital to keep your hardwood floors as dry as possible.

  • Entry Way

This high traffic area is not ideal for hardwood floors. All of the dirt and debris that is tracked inside the house can easily scuff up floors.

  • Kid’s Bedroom

Kids in their excitement for learning and play will often create a lot of messes. You will want to install flooring that can be easily cleaned and is more comfortable for children, such as carpet flooring.

  • Laundry Room

Laundry rooms tend to hold a lot of moisture which damages hardwood floors. This space is also risky due to potential washing machine floods, detergent spills, and more. Consider installing vinyl or easy-to-clean tile floors here.

The Best Rooms for Hardwood Flooring in Your Home

When installed in the right place, hardwood floors will stand out beautifully and elevate the look of your space. We recommend the following rooms in your home for hardwood flooring installation:

  • Home Office
  • Master Bedroom
  • Living Room or Reading Room
  • Dining Area

Be sure to use furniture pads and areas rugs to prolong the life of your precious floors.

Get Started on Your Next Flooring Project in Bloomington Today!

Ready to get your next flooring project underway? We can help! Our team of experts will guide you through the entire installation process. We offer a variety of flooring options that meet your very need and suits your style aesthetic. Give us a call today to schedule your FREE consultation today! We proudly serve homeowners in the greater Bloomington, Minneapolis & Richfield   areas.

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