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My Balsam Hill Home: 5 Marvelous Ways to Highlight Hardwood Floors

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Floors help to anchor the look of a room. Of the multitude of options available to homeowners, hardwood floors offer you timeless elegance like no other. With proper care, they may also increase the market value of your house. After examining the factors in choosing the perfect floor type, My Balsam Hill Home now gives you five elegant ways to let your beautiful hardwood floors take center stage:

1. White Oak Floors in Minimalist Spaces

Unstained white oak floors provide a clean ambiance in your indoor space because of their muted color palette. They do not compete for your attention, but simply help to ground the major pieces included in your decorative scheme. Pairing these wooden floors with minimalist home fixtures, such as simple table counters and austere light fixtures, lets your room shine with an exquisite glow, and even makes it look more spacious.
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My Balsam Hill Home: How to Choose the Perfect Hardwood Floors

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Hardwood floors add classic charm to almost any dwelling. Solid wood can last for more than a century and is a great way to increase the value of your home. There are more choices of hardwood floors today than ever before, and because this requires a significant investment, you will want to choose carefully. My Balsam Hill Home uncovers the factors that will help you decide the right hardwood floors for your abode.

Wood Species


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Hardwood species vary mainly in durability, grain pattern, and color.  Domestic species, such as oak and maple, are among time-honored favorites because of their hardness. Yellow birch, white ash, beech, cherry, and walnut are likewise popular. Exotic wood, such as mahogany and Brazilian cherry, may not be as durable, but are loved for their striking appearance.

Each wood species has its own unique physical character. Oak exhibits a distinct grain while maple is very subtle. Exotics are very popular because of their distinguished grain patterns and color. Your choice should depend on your taste and the effect you want to achieve. In general, finer grain evokes a more formal appearance. Conversely, dynamic grain exudes a casual look.
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