Everything you need to know about hardwood floors

So you’ve decided you want hardwood floors – awesome! 

Now, there are a lot more decisions to make. What finish should you pick? What size? What pattern?

If you feel overwhelmed, just take a deep breath and keep reading. 

Finished vs. unfinished

There are a lot of options when it comes to hardwood finish, but your first decision should be whether you want it finished or unfinished. 

Unfinished is great for those who want a really custom floor or for anyone trying to match an existing floor. 

However, if you’re looking for a faster option, finished is the way to go. DIY Network said, “Prefinished hardwood flooring comes from the factory already sanded and sealed, meaning the whole installation job goes quickly.”

Size and pattern

Unsurprisingly, there are also a lot of options when it comes to the size and the pattern of the flooring. 

Thin hardwood floors might match the feel of an older home while thick boards are more modern and trendy. 

As for the pattern, chevrons and herringbone are very in style right now. If you do go with a pattern, don’t feel like you have to commit to it everywhere. Mansion Global said, “For instance, you can do a chevron pattern in the living room and maybe stick to a regular pattern in bedrooms knowing rugs may cover the floor.”


No matter what style or pattern you choose, our HeyBryan professionals can help you get the hardwood floor of your dreams. 

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