Hardwood flooring is a better flooring option when compared to any other floor. The major advantages of installing wood floors are that they are strong, easy to clean and add a lot of value to your house. Choosing the right grain structure also brings a lot of character to your house, plus looks very soothing. If you ever had a choice to make between hardwood and any other flooring, you shall go for the former; no doubts there!

Hardwood flooring comes in two types. The first type is unfinished hardwood, where you install the hardwood floors and then do the sanding and coating. The second type is pre-finished hardwood, where the top surface of the hardwood floors is already coated with polyurethane. The advantage of choosing a pre-finished floor is that it is easy to install and you will know how the floor looks like, even before it is installed. This kind of foreseeing may not be possible with the unfinished hardwood flooring.

All hardwood floors of a house shall come from the same tree and shall be about three-forth of an inch for unfinished floors, so that there is enough room for sanding and coating. Some of the popular hardwood flooring in demand with home owners today are birch, maple and oak.