Houston Wood Flooring

by Marcus Pickett

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As many positive things as you can say about carpet, laminate, and stone flooring, nothing compares to the beauty, warmth, and classic look of wood flooring. If you avoid major disasters and prolonged exposure to water and moisture, wood flooring can last you a lifetime. It's extremely easy to clean and requires almost no maintenance. In Houston, wood flooring is an option like no other, and while there are many choices out there, it's almost impossible to beat if you have the resources for the initial installation.

Wood Flooring: Houston, TX
Quite a few neighborhoods require homeowners to get approval to cut down their own trees, but permits having lumber brought in for wood flooring in Houston. What, after all, would a home in The Woodlands or Kingwood be, without at least some hardwood flooring to match the general ambiance of the neighborhood? Older neighborhoods around the city also commonly have hardwood flooring. Whether you want a wood floor for your kitchen, dining room, living room, or bedroom, you really can't go wrong.

Houston Wooden Flooring
Wood flooring has unmatched beauty, but the beauty also comes in several incarnations. There are thousands of wood species, grades, and finishes to choose from, and a number of similar wooden materials on top of that. Bamboo is actually a grass, but is often lumped together with hardwood flooring and has many of the same characteristics. Engineered wood flooring is made from real wood and layers of plywood, functions very much like solid wood flooring, and can be used in moisture rich areas. Cork flooring is a softer flooring material that looks a lot like hard-surface flooring.

Cost of Houston Wood Flooring
Wood flooring in Houston, or anywhere else, isn't cheap. Homeadvisor collects data on each and every home improvement project we process for homeowners. Here's what we know: The national average for wood flooring projects runs around $5,000. In Houston, wood flooring projects reflect this average, but also demonstrate a wide range of costs, that will depend on the size of your flooring area and the grade and species of your wood flooring. We've seen projects as low as $1,200 and as high as $8,000. Carpet, by comparison, averages only $1,600, but you'll need to replace it many times over during the course of a single lifetime of Houston wood flooring.

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Project Length of Houston Wooden Flooring
Whether you're installing wood flooring or an alternative hard-surface flooring, expect about a week, maybe two at most, to choose your flooring material and have it up and running. If at all possible, take your time talking to multiple Houston wooden flooring contractors, getting bids, and finding someone you trust. While you probably want the job done as soon as possible, your contractor wants to get it done as soon as possible as well so he or she can move on to the next project. That said, be sure the installation is done right, even if it means taking an extra day or two. No matter what flooring material you choose, it's only going to be as good as the installation.

Marcus Pickett is a professional freelance writer for the home remodeling industry. He has published more than 600 articles on both regional and national topics within the home improvement industry.