Hardwood Flooring FAQ

If you are considering wood flooring for your home, we're sure you have some critical questions that require answers. So, in today's post, that's just what we're going to do as we share some hardwood flooring’s most frequently asked questions.

Frequently asked questions about wood flooring

Is acclimation necessary with all hardwood flooring?
Yes, acclimation is an essential part of the installation process. It equalizes the humidity levels between the flooring and the environment it's being installed into to prevent warping, cracking, splitting, and more.

Can I install solid hardwood in my finished basement?

We do not recommend solid hardwood flooring for any basement area. Instead, engineered flooring should be used to offer more protection against dampness, humidity, and temperature changes that are common in this area.

Which hardwood species is best for my home?

Each wood species has different characteristics, including hardness and grain pattern. The harder the species, the more protected you’ll be against daily wear, so we recommend options such as oak for your busy household.

Do I need area rugs in my busiest rooms?

With a hardwood species and the perfect finish, area rugs are not a requirement, but they can help your floors last longer when placed in the right areas. Proper locations include in front of entry doors, hallways, and children’s rooms for the best and longest-lasting results.

Our hardwood flooring company is here for you

Blue Ribbon Floor & Window Covering is a hardwood flooring company that proudly serves residents from Pasadena, Glendale, San Fernando Valley, and Los Angeles, all from our showroom in Burbank, CA, with impressive flooring options and services. If you still have questions after reading through this quick FAQ, be sure to contact or visit us at your convenience for engineered and solid hardwood flooring answers you need most.