birmingham hardwood sheen

When you decide to have new hardwood floors installed in your Birmingham area home, there are a lot of questions to consider. At Floor Coverings International, we do our best to help customers make the right choices for their home. The sheen level you choose may seem like a small and insignificant piece of the large hardwood floor installation process, but it can have a large affect on the amount of maintenance you are required to do and the look of hardwood. Here are a few questions to consider when you choose a sheen level for your hardwood.

Are you redoing the floor in a formal dining room or other elegant space?

If so, you may want to consider a high-gloss finish. This type of finish reflects a lot of light and creates a formal feel that’s great for traditional dining rooms and other classic spaces.

Is the room going to see a lot of foot traffic and often need to be swept or cleaned?

If you are re-flooring an entryway or a living room where your kids will spend a lot of time, a satin or matte finish may be the perfect option. These low-luster finishes help to hide small imperfections and dirt so that your floor continues to look beautiful even after heavy use.

Do you love finding compromises between style and function?

Satin finishes have becoming increasingly popular around the Birmingham area in recent years. This is thanks largely to the fact that satin finishes are both elegant and easy to care for. At Floor Coverings International we think this understated finish looks great in modern homes. The lower luster level also helps to hide small scratches. They are a great compromise for the busy homeowner who also wants to keep their home looking beautiful.

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