pine kitchen, floor coverings international medford-klamath fallsPine wood flooring is a popular choice among Medford owners for its ability to create a beautiful, rustic, look in your space. Pine is also a more sustainable option than many other types of wood because of its wide range and faster rate of growth. Continue reading to learn if pine wood flooring is a good fit for your next project or call the experts at Floor Coverings International Klamath Falls.

Style and Use

Pine wood flooring is available in a range of styles, from more simplistic planks to boards selected for their distinctive knotty appearance. Because of its rapid growth rate, pine wood flooring is available in a number of sizes and is a great choice for wide plank wood flooring. Pine flooring can be created from a number of different species of pine trees around the world, which can affect the hardness or softness of the wood. It also comes in a wide array of colors, from light yellows perfect for staining, to rich ambers that are beautifully enhanced with a glossy finish. This versatility is one of the reasons for its popularity. You can install pine wood flooring anywhere in the house, but should avoid areas that experience high humidity or are prone to standing water (i.e. bathrooms). A unique feature of softwoods like pine is that the wood actually becomes harder over time as the wood fibers are compressed under use.

Maintenance

pine floors, floor coverings international medford-klamath fallsThe biggest thing you can do to maintain your pine floors is to sweep or vacuum regularly to pick up dirt and other abrasives. Wipe up spills and damp mop using approved cleaners to prevent stains. Since pine is a softer wood, it’s recommended that you use pads underneath furniture to prevent scuffing or denting when things are moved around — you can also use area rugs for a more colorful effect. As with other types of wood flooring, you’ll also want to keep claws trimmed if you have any pets. To keep your pine floors in top condition, it’s important to renew the protective finish every three to five years. We recommend choosing a harder finish to provide more protection.

Interested in using pine flooring for your Medford home or business? Call now to schedule a free, on-location, design consultation with Floor Coverings International Klamath Falls! We proudly serve the Klamath Falls, Lakeview, and Medford, Oregon areas!

Photo Credits: Artazum (top), John Wollwerth (bottom).

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