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Hardwood Flooring Store

Santa Monica

Santa Monica's charm extends beyond its beaches, but that very charm can pose unique challenges for hardwood flooring. The sunny climate and proximity to the ocean create a beautiful environment, but they can also lead to premature wear and tear on your hardwood floors if you're not prepared.

 

At our EKO FLOORING showroom, you'll find more than just stunning hardwood flooring options. We offer a wealth of expertise to ensure your Santa Monica home boasts beautiful, durable hardwood floors for years to come.

Common Hardwood Floor Issues in Santa Monica:

  • Sun Bleaching: Santa Monica's sunshine is a double-edged sword. While it brightens your home, it can also fade hardwood floors over time, especially lighter woods.

  • Moisture Fluctuations: Coastal living brings with it fluctuations in humidity levels. This can cause hardwood floors to expand and contract, leading to gaps, cupping (edges curling upwards), or buckling.

  • Sand and Salt: Santa Monica's sandy beaches are a major draw, but that same sand tracked in can act like sandpaper on your floors. Additionally, salty air can be corrosive to some finishes.

Protecting Your Hardwood Floors:

  • Strategic Placement of Rugs: Area rugs placed in high traffic areas can trap sand and protect the wood from scratches. Consider placing a runner near the entryway to catch sand and debris before it gets tracked throughout the house.

  • Window Treatments: While natural light is lovely, using UV-blocking curtains or blinds on south-facing windows can help slow down sun bleaching.

  • Maintain Proper Humidity Levels: Invest in a hygrometer to monitor your home's humidity levels. Aim for a range between 30% and 50%. You can achieve this with a humidifier in the winter and a dehumidifier in the summer.

  • Doormats: Place doormats outside and inside entryways to trap sand and debris before it gets on your floors.

  • Regular Cleaning: Sweep or vacuum your hardwood floors regularly to remove dust, sand, and grit. Use a microfiber mop with a wood floor cleaner specifically formulated for your finish.

Additional Tips:

  • Choose the Right Wood: Some hardwoods are naturally more resistant to sun bleaching and moisture fluctuations than others. Speak to our flooring specialists at our showroom about hardwood varieties that are well-suited for Santa Monica's climate.

  • Proper Installation: Ensure your hardwood floors are installed correctly to prevent future moisture problems. Our team has extensive experience with hardwood floor installations in the Santa Monica area.

Regular Maintenance: Regular cleaning and occasional refinishing will help protect your hardwood floors and keep them looking beautiful for years to come.

Why Quality Hardwood Floors are the Perfect Choice

 

Santa Monica's relaxed beach lifestyle deserves a floor that can keep up. Whether it's sandy toes tracking in from the pier or hosting barbecues with friends on the patio, your home needs a foundation that's both beautiful and tough. Hardwood flooring provides the perfect solution. It adds a touch of timeless elegance that complements any décor, while also being incredibly durable and easy to clean up after a day at the beach.

Classic Elegance for a Coastal Gem:

  • Timeless Beauty: Rich, natural wood adds warmth, character, and sophistication to any space. It complements Santa Monica's relaxed elegance, creating a feel-good atmosphere in your home.

  • Endless Design Options: From light and airy whites to deep, dramatic tones, the variety of wood species and finishes allows you to tailor the floor to your unique style. Whether it's modern minimalism or California coastal chic, hardwood elevates your design vision.

 

Built for California Living:

  • Durability: Santa Monica's sunny climate can be tough on floors. High-quality hardwood is exceptionally resilient, lasting for generations with proper care. It can handle high traffic areas and the occasional spill from sandy beach days.

  • Easy Maintenance: Hardwood floors are surprisingly low-maintenance. Regular sweeping and occasional refinishing (depending on the species) keeps them looking their best for years to come.

 

Natural Comfort Underfoot:

  • Warmth and Comfort: Unlike tile or stone, hardwood offers a naturally warm and inviting surface, perfect for Santa Monica's cool evenings. It's gentle on bare feet and adds a touch of luxury to your everyday life.

  • Improved Air Quality: Hardwood floors don't trap allergens like carpets, making them ideal for those with allergies or respiratory sensitivities. This is a big plus for Santa Monica's beach air, which can sometimes carry pollen and dust.

 

An Investment that Lasts:

  • Increased Home Value: Quality hardwood flooring is a significant selling feature, potentially increasing your home's value when it's time to move on.

  • Sustainable Choice: Many hardwood species are renewable resources, making them an eco-friendly selection for your home.

 

Finding the Perfect Hardwood Floor for You:

With so many options available, our expert team at our showroom can help you navigate the world of hardwood flooring. We'll consider your style preferences, needs, and budget to find the perfect fit for your home.

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