When you are ready to remodel your home’s kitchen and/or bathroom and want new floors installed, the experts at Valley Design Center will guide you every step of the way, from which surfaces and finishes are best for you to how to maintain your floor’s beauty and sheen.
Valley Design Center’s showroom carries deluxe brands and materials for all of your remodeling needs. From appliances to faucets, cabinets, sinks, commodes and bathtubs, our inventory boasts fine-quality names.
If you love hardwood floors, you’re in good company. Various types of wood are among the most desired types of flooring among those remodeling their existing homes. Here are some quick facts you should know.
North American red oak, which is plentiful in this area, is most popular. White oak comes in second. The white oak is a bit stronger than red oak, but it’s not as plentiful as red oak. They’re both easy to work with. And because they’re grainy and can be stained with many colors, each plank takes the stain differently, which gives it its own character. Oak offers the best staining flexibility.
Regarding the differences between sheens, high-gloss is more easily scratched but gives off a nice shine. Semi-gloss or satin shows fewer imperfections. Scratches don’t reflect as much light and are easier to touch up. Oil-base polyurethane is more durable and tends to give a nice natural amber to the natural wood. Two is the standard number of polyurethane applications, but three lasts longer.
Today’s in-style themes are medium, early-American colors such as golden oaks. Overall, though, red oak, white oak and Douglas fir are prevalent. People also like bamboo. It comes compressed, prefinished and ready to install. You maintain it with certain soap and treat it the same as you would oak.
Don’t hesitate to visit us at Valley Design Center to see all of our offerings in person. We are open Monday through Saturday and at 221 E. 60th Street in Manhattan, between Second and Third avenues. Or, feel free to call (212-832-4200) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) us. You can also enter your information in the Contact Us boxes on this website. And follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn!
By Valley Design Center
August 24, 2021