The hardwood floor is desired item for its durability, design and visual warmth. You can install hardwood flooring in any room in your home, even in the basement requires some preparation of the floor due to possible moisture problems. Many types of wood are available and each has a different style of color and hardness. If you need exclusive information about different types of flooring details you could choose

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1. Determine your budget for the project. The amount of money you are willing to spend will be a determining factor in almost all purchasing decisions hardwood that you do.

2. Calculate the square footage of the area you want to cover with hardwood.

3. Determines the ground on which you are installing the wood floor. You can install wood over concrete or plywood at ground level and below grade concrete floor.

4. Visit your local lumber supplier improvement store home to see and assess wood floors available.

5. Choose wood construction that suits your needs. The solid wood 3/4 inch (1.9 cm) is designed to be installed over plywood or above ground level, on the other hand solid wood 5/16 inch (0.76 cm) can go over concrete or wood plywood or above ground level. To install hardwood below ground level, need engineered wood or timber closure.

6. Determines the exact type of wood you want to buy. The different types may vary in color and hardness. Try to find the hardest wood you can afford and is available in a color you like, the hardest woods support more use without showing any wear. Some types of wood are pre-finished, with the dye and the sealant already in the timber, so that the installation process easier.

7. Choose a grade of hardwood you wish to purchase. The grade refers to the overall appearance of the wood. Clean or selected grades are the most common for hardwood floors because they are uniform in shape, with only minor variations in color and have very few defects, blemishes or knots. If you want a more rustic look with knots and imperfections in the wood, try a cabin grade, traditional or rural level.