Installing pine hardwood in your Overland Park area home is a great way to add a unique, rustic look to a room. This sustainable hardwood grows at a faster rate than most hardwoods and is widely available. Let the experts at Floor Coverings International Kansas City West help you decide if pine hardwood is a good option for your home below.
There are several varieties of pine to pick from, but heart pine is the most popular. It is one of the hardest options with knots and prominent graining. Pine is available in a wide array of colors, from rich amber to light yellow. Different varieties will vary in how simplistic to prominent the knots are. Homeowners in Overland Park love the versatility pine wood provides. Pine can be stained different colors to create the desired look you’re going for. Our trained design associates will work with you to select the best pine for your home.
Pine is one of the softer hardwood options, but this does vary depending on the type chosen. White pine, for example, ranks at 420 on the Janka hardness scale, meaning it will be very susceptible to scratches and dents. Heart pine, on the other hand, ranks at 1280 on the scale, which means that it is on the softer side but will still be durable.
It’s important to regularly sweep or vacuum your floors to get rid of dirt and debris that can damage the finish. Wipe up spills right away and use only approved cleaners. We recommend using mats and areas rugs in higher traffic areas of the home. Putting pads underneath furniture to prevent scuffing is also advised. Like all hardwoods, pine can be sanded and refinished periodically to bring them back to life and get rid of any damage.
Let the experts at Floor Coverings International Kansas City West help you select the best pine hardwood for your home. We bring the samples right to you! Schedule a free design consultation today. We proudly serve the greater Overland Park, Shawnee, Lenexa, Prairie Village areas.
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