Interior Design & Flooring

Examining wood flooring: Essential information for homeowners

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:36

Many people around the U.S. are making a transition away from carpeting, as wood flooring and other materials are trending as homeowners look to expose the beautiful surfaces that exist beneath their old and dusty rugs.
Because carpeting tends to become an annoying and unsightly product to have lying around a home after several years of wear and tear, many homeowners are looking to install a new type of flooring.
While certain materials and coverings may be right for people who are looking for a specific type of flooring, those who are looking to reinvigorate their residence may want to choose hardwood products.
The shine and classy feel that this covering provides is unparalleled in the industry, and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that flooring trends are pointing to this material as the best way to transform a home.
According to the news outlet, the look of a rich hardwood floor is not easy to mirror, as other products just fall short when a homeowner is trying to emulate this appearance through the installation of a different covering. The original cannot be copied, as many synthetic materials do not have the same feel or shine as actual wood.
For homeowners who are putting in a new floor, and are looking to install a radiant heating system underneath for superior warmth during winter months, they should check out the latest systems available from Warmboard.
Because the company uses highly conductive aluminum paneling and a unique integration of tubing, the water used to provide warmth does not have to be heated to as high of a temperature. This means that the product will not damage even the most fragile hardwood surfaces, unlike its competitors.