Beech may not be as common or popular as other hardwoods like oak, but you should still consider it for your West Vancouver home. Beech offers the same durability and longevity as other hardwoods, but it stands out for its light color and warm undertones. Recent trends show that dark hardwoods have become popular with homeowners, but light wood species like beech have their own advantages. Here are some things to consider about beech hardwood, from our experts at Floor Coverings International Northshore:
About Beech Flooring
- Beech is a light-colored hardwood that can make your space feel more open and airy. With its subtle grain and pale hue, beech is fairly low profile, so it works well for modern and minimalist homes.
- Beech has a Janka rating of 1300, making it tougher and more scratch-resistant than many other common domestic hardwoods. Beech floors are very durable and will hold up well to foot traffic. However, if your floors sustain any damage, they can always be refinished to restore their original look and feel.
- Light hardwoods like beech are often better than dark woods when it comes to hiding dirt and dust. However, as with most hardwoods, beech is susceptible to moisture damage. Using protective seals and keeping hardwood out of wet areas can help to maintain your floors and prevent long-term damage.
To learn more about beech and other hardwood flooring options, just give us a call! At Floor Coverings International Northshore, we bring our mobile flooring showroom to you, so that you can compare product samples in the comfort of your own West Vancouver home. In addition, our team of experts will walk you through the entire installation process to ensure that you are satisfied with the end result. To get started, call and schedule a free in-home estimate today.
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