Home for sale boasts two types of wood flooring
Home for sale boasts two types of wood flooring A new house on the market in Andover, Massachusetts, boasts many renovations and amenities. The Boston Globe reports that the homeowners remodeled the property 25 years ago, and with the various types of hardwood flooring running throughout the house, it was converted to a light and open home.
This 11-room colonial-style abode features lots of windows, updated bathrooms, oak flooring in the kitchen and refinished pine flooring in the family room.
According to the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), oak is one of the most popular floor coverings. It boasts a traditional feel with beautiful variation in grain from board to board. It is extremely long lasting, and adds warmth to any room in which it is installed.
Pine flooring offers a more rustic feel - the boards can be knotty and natural. Experts suggest houses with large families may prefer red pine as it's denser and more durable than other varieties.
The NWFA recommends that homeowners put felt pads on the bottom of furniture legs to minimize scratches and damage to the wood flooring. Also, try to avoid walking on the floors with heels and cleats, which can nick and chip the wood.