We at Total Flooring want to be your Northern Virginia hardwood flooring experts.  Educating our customers about the differences between all the different varieties hardwoods.  We believe that you should know from the beginning how the various products on the market compare, so you can make an informed decision.  Here is a general buying guide to hardwood floors for those of you in Northern Virginia looking for the perfect hardwoods:  

  • When you add hardwood flooring to your Northern Virginia area home, you will immediately notice that they add distinct warmth and beauty to each room.  They are also a great way you can increase the value of your home.  You’ll quickly see that there are many different varieties and styles of hardwood flooring to choose from, including forms of bamboo and cork!


  • You have the option to purchase prefinished hardwood flooring or floors that you can wait to finish for the new flooring project.   We at Total Flooring, LLC, based in Fairfax, VA help make finding the perfect hardwood flooring as easy as possible.  We are here to help you select the best form, style, and installation method.


  • When installing hardwood flooring for your Northern Virginia area home, you definitly want to make sure you have an expert at your side.  It’s true that most hardwood flooring can be installed at any level of your home with various construction types to allow for flexibility over subfloors and moisture conditions.  It is highly advisable to consult an expert to ensure you make the best possible decision.  You should also consider the subfloor and level of your home when making the decision on construction type for your flooring.


  • Being in Northern Virginia, you should take into consideration moisture and humidity when making your flooring decision.  Make sure that when you are installing hardwood floors you look out for issues such as warping and cupping.  To help mitigate the effects of moisture, you can choose the right hardwood construction type and installation materials.  Typically, you can use an added moisture barrier during installation to give you an extra layer of moisture protection.  Also, it is not usually recommended that you install hardwoods in full bathrooms where moisture can become a real problem.  Remember, we are here to help!


I hope that you found this overview helpful, but when you need more detailed expert guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out to me personally!


Until next time,

Chad Durbin | President | Total Flooring, LLC