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Popular Trends in Hardwood Flooring

bamboo-hardwoods-440x359By Ryan Coisson There’s nothing quite like the look and feel of hardwood flooring: everything about it suggests warmth, coziness, and class. It is easy to maintain, long-wearing, and

always pleasant to feel underfoot in any kind of weather. Studies show that the presence of hardwood flooring in a home is the deciding factor for many homebuyers too: hardwood truly does mean value. If you are considering making the leap to hardwood flooring in your home this year, here are some of the trends that will be popular in 2010 and beyond. Wood Staircases It is so hard to keep a carpet looking fresh on high-traffic stairways, especially if yours is a home with children. Wood staircases are making a comeback in a big way in houses all across the country. A flooring expert can easily remove your existing carpet and replace it with gorgeous wood flooring. There are a variety of different woods, stains, and finishes that are appropriate for all types of stairs in all kinds of homes: a wood staircase is really convenient from a maintenance perspective, but it can also be a really dramatic focal point for a home. Hand Scraped Hardwood

Floors Thanks to the popularity of French Country decorating, hand scraped hardwood floors have been in high demand and will continue to be in 2010. Instead of a highly polished homogenous look, hand scraped floors have a more distressed “natural” look to them that many homeowners simply love. Lots of different kinds of hardwoods can be hand scraped, but beware of machine scraped flooring since the patterns created tend to be repetitive and unnatural looking. The above is just a snapshot look at some of the most popular hardwood flooring looks for 2010. To find out more, it is best to consult with a reputable hardwood flooring expert in your particular area.

Hamre’s Floors, Kitchens, & Baths is where you’ll find everything you need for kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, hardwood floors in Sugar Land TX, carpeting, and tiling. Ryan Coisson is a freelance writer.

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