|Third Grade Maple T&G (Tongue and groove)|
There are amazing vinyl floor options on the market today, and we did consider installing vinyl throughout the house. But before making our final selection, we reconsidered the cost and installation requirements for both vinyl and hardwood flooring. As chance would have it, we found a T&G (tongue and groove) hardwood flooring product, third grade maple, that was economical and complimented our hickory cabinets perfectly.
Choosing hardwood flooring presents a conundrum, which way to lay the planking. Run the board with the flow of traffic or across the joists, run the boards to the natural light source or with the length of the room.