Boston area home employs variety of flooring materials
Boston-area home employs variety of flooring materials A 75-year-old home in Jamaica Plain that has undergone extensive renovation over the past 10 years is finally near completion. According to the Boston Herald, the three-bedroom colonial may not look like much on the outside, but it opens up to an impressive interior.
Among the added amenities to the house are a new roof, new boiler, central air conditioning and a kitchen with high-end appliances.
One of the 2,000-square-foot home's most striking features is the great variety in flooring. The news source reports that the dining room area boasts restored oak wood floors, while ,a href="/cork">cork flooring is installed in an adjacent half bathroom. In the master bedroom, the designers chose bamboo flooring to go with the 14-foot cathedral ceilings.
The liberal use of hardwood flooring may have been done in an effort to ensure that they lasted a long time. The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) states that wood floors may last at least 100 years. The NWFA also says that hardwood flooring is the most environmentally friendly option for flooring as scientists say they use less energy and water to produce than alternative flooring materials.