Four of the biggest misconceptions about hardwood

Hardwood flooring is truly the jewel of your home’s crown! It’s rich, warm and elegant. Has beautiful undertones that, when highlighted with accessories, add design interest to a room.

It works with any style decor, lasts for years, and never goes out of style.

Like anything popular, hardwood also attracts a lot of chatter, untruths, myths, and misconceptions. We’ll clear them up once and for all.

Six Floors Down has been serving the area for 14 years. We handle both residential and commercial, the latter being restaurants, medical facilities, and retail locations. With a fully stocked flooring inventory, we also provide professional installation and more.

Our showroom are in Westerville & Pickerington, OH and we service Westerville, OH, Pickerington, OH, Columbus, OH, Canal Winchester, OH, New Albany, OH, Reynoldsburg, OH, and Worthington, OH.

If you prefer, we can always come to your home or business with flooring samples.

Misconception #1: It is expensive. When you factor in the longevity of the product and see that there are few, if any, replacement costs, you’ll understand that it’s quite cost-effective. It also adds value to a home and it’s not unusual for a home appraisal to be increased by $15,000 or more with a hardwood floor installation.

Misconception #2: They are hard to maintain. No, but you do need to be mindful to keep them away from excess water. Wipe spills immediately and never install them in high-moisture, wet rooms, such as the bath or a basement. Other than that, just sweep or vacuum with a soft brush attachment. If you do polish them, make sure they are wiped dry so no liquid gets in between the planks.

Misconception #3: The only true hardwood is solid. NO! Another version, engineered wood, is fast becoming the preferred choice for installation, and it’s taking the wood flooring industry by storm. The only difference is the construction: Engineered wood has a slab of genuine wood, taken from the forest, at the top, with multi-layers below comprised of genuine wood and composites. They are placed in crosswise positions, which gives it more stability and it’s a little better able to cope with water--but still be mindful to wipe spills and not submerge it in puddles. Unlike solid, it can be installed in basements as long as it’s completely dry, but still, avoid the bath.

Misconception #4: They’re noisy. When any room has mostly wood and hard surfaces, sounds and echoes will vibrate and bounce off the walls. Fabrics slow the energy and absorb any noise, so if it bothers you, just layer an area rug over the floor. All hardwood is strong, but some like maple, oak, cherry, and hickory are the toughest, as are most exotics.

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Wood flooring

Six Floors Down offers a wide variety of wood flooring products, including hardwood, engineered wood, bamboo, cork, laminate, and exotic hardwoods from the top manufacturers in the industry.

From traditional hardwood floors such as Oak Strip, to the more contemporary wood floors, such as wide planks and exotic finishes, we have hundreds of styles to choose from.

Hardwood and Engineered Wood flooring comes in a wide variety of wood species, surface finishes and widths. Oak is the most popular wood flooring. Other hardwoods include cherry, maple, walnut, hickory and birch. Many wood flooring manufacturers now offer exotic wood species, such as Tigerwood, Bamboo, Cork, Brazilian Cherry, and Acacia.

Steps and stairs

Six Floors Down can give the steps in your home or business a complete makeover. If you are installing hardwood floors and want stair treads that match, we have the perfect products for you!

If your business or workplace has stairwells that need attention, you can benefit from our several stairwell management systems that include rubber stair treads, risers, landing tiles, and accessories.