Matching Existing Hardwood and New Flooring in Your Denver Home
Plenty of people are always looking to make home improvements to their Denver homes. After all, the housing market is booming. Hardwood flooring is a great way to increase your home’s value and aesthetics. Most modern trends suggest that people enjoy hardwood flooring throughout an entire home rather than just a few rooms. So, what do we do if only a few rooms in our home already have hardwood flooring, but we want to cover the rest of the house? A+ Hardwood Floors has the solution for you. We can help you match existing hardwood with new flooring for your Denver home. Read about our research and solutions. When you’re ready to spread the beauty of hardwood flooring throughout your whole home with precise matching, give us a call!
What to Do?
There are a few different options when it comes to installing new hardwood flooring in your home where existing hardwood is already in a few rooms:
Sometimes the solution is to bring in a new, contrasting color for your hardwood floor. However, this breaks the aesthetics of an entire home united by regal flooring.
Remove the Old Floor
If your hardwood floors are older than ten years, it may be difficult to match colors and quality. One solution is to take up your old floor and install an entire new flooring design. However, this can be costly and time-consuming.
Original wood flooring adds both value and beauty to a home. Most homeowners don’t want to part with existing flooring for a multitude of reasons, and we understand. This is why color matching can be one of the best solutions! You may want to update a room that has traditional carpeting to include hardwood floor. But the transition from room to room can be startling. So, color matching is the best option.
Starting to Color Match
Before you begin your hardwood flooring color-matching journey, there are a few aspects to consider. First, it’s important to hire an expert. A flooring expert, such as A+ Hardwood Floors, can help you identify many intricacies of your flooring you may not know about. These include:
- Origin of wood
We consider all these factors when ordering the new wood for your home’s installation. The age of the floor also helps us judge how likely the flooring is going to change over time. As you know, hardwood floors change color over time. It’s important that the new wood we lay will match the color of your existing wood even after years of wear.
Another large aspect to consider is the size of the area that we will be flooring. Consider how much coverage you want in the finished project. Does everything need to be covered? Think about areas such as closets, storage areas, and finished attics. Also, consider storage areas where you may store spare boards to preserve them to avoid conducting a full-color matching process in the future.
Important Factors to Consider When Matching Wood
If you have hardwood flooring, you can usually refinish the wood to match the stains of existing portions, but hardwood will darken over time. It’s important to not only stain your new wood to match your existing hardwood floors for today but also to plan for the future. You can also refinish all of the hardwood in your home to keep everything uniform. Each house will differ depending on your situation, wood color, and preferred stain.
Direction of Grain
Hardwood flooring needs to be installed perpendicular to the joists. You can also install them diagonally for the best stability over time. It’s important to organize your new hardwood flooring to match the direction of the original grain.
Species of Wood
We can help you identify the species and grade of your existing hardwood floors. There are many complications when it comes to species of woods used in flooring. It’s not as simple as a type of tree, but rather specifics, ages, and grades. There are different grades, cuts, and more parameters of wood that impact how we will color match and install new hardwood flooring in your home.
It’s important to understand the new area where you’ll be installing your hardwood floor and the plywood sub-floor. For example, a concrete sub-floor makes the process more difficult. It’s also important o check if your sub-floor has a consistent height. Many people overlook the fact that wood floors add a height dimension to your flooring, causing an imbalance or the existing hardwood floor not to match up.
Contact Us Today
A+ Hardwood Floors is here for you to help match new hardwood flooring with your existing flooring. Whether you’re replacing a few boards due to damage or wear, or you’re expanding hardwood flooring throughout more of your house, trust the experts. Matching color and style is a complicated and difficult task that we have years of experience in. Call us today to help you beautify your home with our precision color-matching hardwood flooring techniques.