has a wealth of benefits that make it a perfect option for many homes in many locations around the country. In addition to being a timeless classic in floor coverings, it is durable, blends in with almost any decor, and be a true investment in your future in a variety of ways. It’s certainly worth it to check out more details about this material, as it could be a money-saver in the long run, considering the fact it may be the last flooring you ever have installed in your home.
At Shumate Floor Covering, we have had the pleasure of serving the communities of Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, Pittsburg, Daingerfield, and Omaha-Nap from our Mt. Pleasant, TX showroom for over 40 years. In that time, our family owned business has made it point to treat our customers just like family as well. We strive for complete customer satisfaction and offer a variety of floor coverings, services, and supplies to make sure that happens. We invite you to visit us today so that we can help you find the perfect materials to cover your floors with, all at a budget you can afford.
Choosing hardwood for your homes is really much simpler than you might think. At the same time, there are a variety of options you’ll need to choose from before installation can begin. The first of these decisions is a species rated for the activity and traffic levels inside your home. The more active the home, the harder the wood species should be to accommodate it. This helps keep your floors looking great, while at the same time, helping it reach its expected lifespan.
Lifespan is a major factor in any flooring, and with hardwood, you’ll get up to 100 years. In some situations, with proper care and maintenance, 200 years is not unheard of, as you might see in some older historic buildings. This natural resource naturally stands up well to the elements and the extra care you put into them will pay off.
Hardwood flooring must acclimate before being installed to prevent warping and buckling. A time period of about 24-72 hours is average, depending on the humidity levels in and around your home at the time of installation. This material can also never be installed in below grade spaces. If you have those spaces that need flooring, ask your flooring specialist about engineered wood flooring.