The ideal floor for your home is one that is functional, beautiful and fits your budget. It’s the focal point and foundation of your home. When someone walks into your home the first feature seen is the floor and that’s where you want the initial wow factor. Using Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring will make this this a real possibility for you!
There are a variety of flooring options you can mix throughout your home to fit your design and budget. Buying a new floor is not typically a spontaneous decision, it’s something that takes time and thought, and that’s where we can help you with your plan. Check out our customer service page on our website for some things to think about.
For example, a local couple in Pittsburgh had the opportunity to create an attention grabbing floor in their newly renovated town home. They decided to install a different style of hardwood flooring on each of their 3 floors. They used Rift and Quartered (R&Q) White Oak throughout the whole house to preserve some sort of general consistency and together we worked out some variation to help fit their budget and design.
When you enter their home they win you over immediately with the “wow” factor. They had a herringbone floor installed with 3” x 18” dimensions that lead your eyes through the home into the kitchen. Their grand piano looks very elegant sitting on this floor. They also added a border around the room in the clear R&Q to pull the room together.
Up the first flight of stairs you’ll see they installed a 3” R&Q Clear grade white oak floor. This floor has a very clean and formal feel to it as well. All the knots are sorted out in this grade and it has uniform color consistency. This floor is less expensive per square foot for material and for installation expenses because it’s easier to install than the herringbone parquet pattern.
The couple wanted hardwood throughout the entire house, but needed to be sure and meet their budget. They opted for another variation of the Rift & Quartered White Oak, a less expense Natural Grade. This floor is equal in quality but has a less formal look allowing for sound knots, sap, and some color variation. This floor is extremely beautiful as well. It has a bit more of a rustic feel, but it can still fit in this urban home.
This is the solution we worked out with this one couple. Every situation and home is different. We have families who want wide plank, long length floors throughout the house and in some cases that just doesn’t fit the budget. That doesn’t mean you should lower your standards and buy a cheaper, lower quality floor that may cause a lifetime of problems. We’ve worked with couples and figured out a mix of longer lengths for the main part of their home and in the upstairs kids room we do shorter boards. If the kids are anything like me the floor was never to be seen due to my mess anyways!
Our vertical integration from our sawmill to our flooring allows us to offer a superior quality flooring. Just because a natural grade floor with shorter length boards is less expensive it doesn’t take away from the quality of our floor because we know it was manufactured correctly.
Our sales team is happy to work with you and your budget. In most cases it’s possible to have your cake and eat it too! The best thing to do is to talk with us and explore the variety of options available.