There are both domestics harvested in North America and exotics, which are harvested outside of the country. Domestics tend to be warmer and more traditional, while exotics are dark, dramatic, and, some say, more contemporary. Exotics are ultra-hard, while hickory is considered the hardest domestic.
Decide if you like many knots, grains, and swirls or if you prefer something more subtle. There are many species from which to choose, so you're sure to find something to suit your taste. While you certainly aren't limited to them, right now, the most popular ones are oak, maple, walnut, cherry, and hickory.
The finish is the top coating that protects the floor. Some prefer factory-finished because they know right away what they are getting, with samples in hand. Others prefer on-site because they can better control shine and sheen. Many say the installation is just as important as the actual product. To learn about our quality hardwood flooring installations, visit the Network Interiors showroom
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