There is a very good reason why today's hardwood floors
have become one of the most specified hard surfaced flooring materials. The reason, of course is that these floors offer unmatched aesthetic versatility, great durability and long useable lifespan if properly cared for on a regular basis. Think about this: Hardwood floors have been around for hundreds of years and many are still in active use within American homes built during the Victorian era. Of course in olden days, hardwood floors didn't offer the many different styles, types and appearances that they do today, but they did last a lifetime—and much longer!
Hardwoods are available in many domestic and exotic wood species. The fact is that each type of hardwood has its own unique appearance, with special attributes and aesthetic factors that it delivers to the space where it has been installed. The selection process becomes even more confusing because there are so many finishes available for every wood. Considered together, this process provides an incredible selection of new hardwood floors. The best thing about this is that notwithstanding the interior design style you want your space to convey--no matter how detailed or simple your room—you will surely be able to locate and obtain the hardwood flooring that complements or enhances your existing or newly-planned interior design style.
If your goal is to bring new life into an office, den or other space, the exotics wood species may bring you a subtle but striking decor that is cozy. The deep burgundies and browns of Cumaru or Brazilian Cherry can deliver authentic luxury and beauty, especially in any room containing a large book collection or fine fireplace. When you are remodeling a kitchen, hall, or foyer, domestic woods will likely be the best choice. White Oak or American Cherry is popular for these areas.
Cork and bamboo, while not really hardwood, are nevertheless great options since their class and strength is coupled with eco-friendly sustainability. Bamboo is actually a grass that grows back very rapidly after harvesting, and will add some chic style to any room. Cork, a material obtained by only removing bark from an untouched, living tree, can be tailored to replicate hardwood, or finished to have its own unique look.
Mainstreet Flooring and Design provides and expertly installs hardwood flooring materials for homeowners in Mobile, Tillmans Corner, Theodore, West Mobile and other nearby Alabama areas. If you would like to know more about available hardwood materials, or the installation process, phone us, e-mail us, or stop in at our showroom in Mobile AL to discuss hardwood flooring options with one of our experienced flooring consultants.