It may come as a surprise to many that not all timber flooring is the same. Most people assume any wood is good for making hardwood floors so they figure that there is no way choosing the right floor could be a challenge. There is plenty that can go wrong when trying to choose the right timber for hardwood floors.
Whenever a homeowner decides to install timber flooring, they are looking for durability. The choices are many ranging from the type of wood to use, the colour you prefer, and the price. All these factors are the key to ensuring longevity.
It is advisable for customers that are choosing floorings to take into consideration the following to get the best value for their money.
The Warranties Being Offered
Go through the Terms and Conditions of any warranty that you are offered. This will help you know what exclusions are involved. You can find out the factors that can make the warranty void and see if the terms being offered are good for you in the short term and the long term. There is also no harm in doing some research online to familiarize yourself with any of the jargon that you may encounter during the purchase. Some have strict maintenance regulations, some of which may be impractical. Some companies may also offer warranties covered by overseas companies and not their distributors in any country. Doing the proper research before heading out to purchase the timber will help you avoid them. Take into consideration the reputation of the company that is offering the warranty as this will let you know if they are reliable.
Do The Products Have A Solid Reputation?
As a customer, you can determine how reputable the company is by asking these questions;
How many years has the company been selling to the market?
Do they have a portfolio with their most recent projects using the product they are selling?
Do they have evidence of their brand’s high-quality standards, for instance, awards or media features?
Are there reliable testimonials from clients that have used the product on their projects?
A company that has been in the industry for several years is best as experience often equals brand reliability and high quality.
Is The Surface Coating Scratch Resistant?
A surface that is scratch-resistant to fine scratches is evidence of durability so always ensure you check for this quality.
In conclusion, timber is natural so all timber can absorb water when wet and contract when it dries. Any brands that claim otherwise are trying to mislead you. Do proper research and find the best quality that will give you longevity.