Nearly all old or damaged hardwood floors can be repaired by skilled contractors, which may save you a pretty penny on installing new flooring. However, a few key signs indicate when total replacement is necessary: floors with structural subfloor issues; extreme movement between wood boards; and floors that have been sanded too many times, revealing nails or weak joints.
Reclaimed-Inspired Hardwood Floors
Reclaimed-inspired hardwood floors traverse the stairwell and into the kitchen and dining room, creating a sense of unity throughout the first floor.
Traditional Kitchen Features Wood Cabinets & Hardwood Floor
Medium woodgrain cabinets with integrated stainless steel appliances creates a timeless look in this kitchen design. A cream range hood and backsplash complements the custom ceiling and also breaks up the brown tones. Hardwood flooring finishes off the classic design.
Transitional Living Room With Patterned Hardwood Floors
An intricate pattern draws the eye to the hardwood flooring in this historic home in Tampa, Fla. The transitional living room features tall ceilings and a tall, paneled wainscot. A pair of contemporary chrome sconces lights the way into the room beyond.
Hardwood floors work with almost any style — year in, year out. Given that flooring is the biggest expanse of product you’ll see in your new space, designer Christina Fluegge of Greige Design recommends going with a high-quality hardwood that allows you to refinish as time goes by rather than having to replace. “I currently have a love affair with a sandable engineered wood floor that’s hand-distressed and has a wax finish,” Fluegge says. “It’s simple to clean and takes scratches and regular everyday living in stride.”
This hallway is kept bright with white walls and natural light from the layers of large windows. Light hardwood steps match the flooring. A stylish glass table supports modern decoration and red flowers adding a touch of color to the hall.
Industrial-style pendant lights hang over the island in this neutral transitional kitchen. The marble-topped custom cabinetry houses a 1,058-pound five-oven AGA range and a custom farmhouse soapstone double sink.