Let Carpets By Martin
in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
, add hardwood floors
to your property. Not only do they add elegance, they are low maintenance as well. As floor experts in southern York County, we are committed to providing you with professional floor installations with a personal touch.
A wood floor
is a great investment with an ability to last a lifetime. It is actually one of the most cost effective flooring options available. While longevity is an appealing feature of this flooring, the most appealing characteristics of wood are its warmth, character, and rich natural beauty. The natural grain and characteristics of wood provide it with an unmatched personality that will enhance any space.
Unlike most floor coverings, wood floors are derived from a natural resource – trees. There are more than 50 species of trees whose wood is used for flooring, including both domestic and imported varieties. The wood species selected will influence the natural color, durability, and cost of the floor. The most popular species used are red and white oak, maple, and exotic Brazilian cherry.
The domestic hardwood used for flooring is harvested from well-managed forests. The days of clear cutting timber with no thought for the long-term consequences are gone. Today, nearly twice as much hardwood grows each year as is harvested in the United States. The forest management practices put into place have made domestic wood one of the most eco-friendly flooring options available.