So you’ve gone through all of the flooring options, and you’ve finally settled on adding hardwood floors to your home. If you thought that the tough choice was made, think again. Hardwood floors are absolutely beautiful, but there are so many different types of wood that you can choose from and a long list of stains that you can select. In our opinion, picking the actual wood that you’re going to use in your home is the most fun!

If you’re not quite feeling like choosing the wood to use in your home has been fun, and you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, today’s blog is for you. We want you to sit back, take a deep breath, and look over the many points we’re going to cover. Today’s blog is going to help you make a list of the aspects of hardwood floors you will need to figure out along the way. Let’s get started.

What Type of Wood

In many instances, people who choose to add hardwood floors to their home have an idea of what they’d like to add before they actually commit. While you may not know what the particular type of wood is, there’s likely some reference point that made the decision of getting hardwood floors just a little bit easier. If that’s the case, finding an image that your flooring contractor can reference is a great place to start.

On the other hand, let’s say that you have no idea what type of wood you’d like to use for your floors. If that is the case, stopping by a showroom and seeing the difference between each type of wood is a good starting point.


The grain of your hardwood floors is primarily going to come from the type of wood that you choose to use. So, if you have an idea of the kind of grain that you’d like to use, it might be easier to start here and work backward to find a particular type of wood that can provide the grain for you. Again, if you’re not entirely sure what grain you’d like, it might be easier to start by visiting a showroom.


Easily one of the most important things that you’ll have to determine when getting hardwood floors is what color you’d like the stain to be. More often than not, your choice in stain is going to play off the design elements that you have incorporated throughout the rest of your home. It could also be determined by the feel that you hope to achieve in that space. Ultimately, this is one of the most important factors because it is going to be a significant part of your room’s aesthetics. Again, you can get a good idea of stain options by visiting a showroom.

Visit Floor Expo

Now that you have a basic idea of the factors you’re going to need to figure out, it’s time to get a good idea of what each option looks like. Stop by the Floor Expo showroom, and see firsthand what the wood, grains, and stains look like. From there, any one of our hardwood flooring installers will be able to help you achieve the look you’ve envisioned.