This Bradenton, Fl. estate for sale is pretty great, but have you noticed that this stunner has hardwood floors? www.patch.com by Sherri Lonen.
Of course, hardwood flooring also comes in light and medium shades but, we’re going to focus on dark in this article. Dark hardwood flooring can be either brown-based, like the cherry floors in this Tuscan-style estate, or they can be red-based, and they add a level of contrast, so you can pair them with lighter woods and paints and accessories to make your room “pop.”
A lot of people, however, are concerned about the effects of weather on hardwood flooring. The hardwood flooring will expand or contract, in an effort to adjust to humidity. To that we say “no problem,” if all is prepared properly.
● The first thing you should do is to let the hardwood flooring get used to its new home before it is installed! Move the opened boxes into the room in which it is to be installed about 5 days before the installation. Keep boxes raised off the ground.
● Avoid fluctuations in the room’s indoor humidity level: 35 to 60 percent is ideal. Control with humidifiers or dehumidifiers. Also note that it’s normal for hardwood flooring to fade over time, so you might want to use drapes or curtains to avoid direct sunlight. Rearrange furniture and rugs on a regular basis, so all areas receive the same amount of sunlight.
● Use a moisture barrier on the subfloor, such as cork or foam rubber.
● Use several layers of polyurethane for extra protection.
Of course, we always recommend that you check with the manufacturer before you do anything.
Flooring Depot services Bradenton, FL and the surrounding areas. The company carries a large inventory of hardwood, carpet, tile, laminate, luxury vinyl, and vinyl sheet.