What comes to mind when you consider the word “Rustic”?  For me, it’s a log cabin in the middle of the woods, a warm, roaring, stone fire place, the first bite of an ooey-gooey S’more and the smells of Pine, Oak, and Birch. But much more than that, the word Rustic stirs up the simple, comforting feeling of home and family.  If you’re anything like me, you love the idea of coming home to a place that’s inviting after a long day; a space that tempts you to have a cup of your favorite hot tea and curl up on the couch with your dog and a good book.  Creating a Rustic look in your home can transport you to a simpler time every time you walk through your front door.

There are many ways to create and customize the right Rustic look for you. The first option is restoration or refinishing. If you currently have Hardwood floors, you may be able to have them refinished.  Hardwood floors can typically be refinished two to three times depending on the individual who is completing the work.  Be sure to have the condition of your floors evaluated before making this decision. If you do choose to proceed with refinishing, the process requires sanding professional hardwood flooring installers to expose the natural wood underneath any old, existing finish or stain. Once this has been completed, you can choose a stain color or a natural finish in Matte to High-Gloss depending on your preference.  The second option is to have an entirely new floor installed in your home.  If you are looking to achieve the most authentic, rustic look, choosing Unfinished Solid Hardwood or Unfinished Engineered Hardwood floors would be your best option because after all, the wood is real and natural.  As with the refinished flooring option, you can choose between a stain or a natural finish.   Your next option would be to choose prefinished hardwood floors.  The prefinished hardwood option will give you a more uniform look throughout your home.  You can even achieve a rustic, yet 100% waterproof look in your bathroom and laundry room using our Luxury woodlook Vinyl or SPC (Stone Plastic Composite) flooring.  The possibilities are endless when you put your trust in My Flooring Guy.  

No matter what method you choose in achieving a Rustic look in your home, remember that when it comes to the floors, the comfort and character of the wood is key.   Every knot, scratch, and change in texture tells a story, and once they are installed in your home by the expert installers at My Flooring Guy, your hardwood floors will tell YOUR story for generations to come.