Take your vision of home décor and modify it into a concrete plan of dimensions and surface area. Specific types of wood can be very costly, not to mention the labor involved in installing the boards. For example, if you have an area where carpet was recently removed, check to see the thickness of the plywood material. Knowing what thickness of wood boards will be based on this information. This is especially important if there are doors that open into the room in question. A final detail you will want to work out before the actual boards are nailed down is the exact amount of wood your area will require. These types of jobs usually end up with about 15-20% of waste, due to specific cutting in order to fit the dimensions. In the end, after giving a good bit of thought on your home improvement and gathering the proper data, you will make the installation process run as easily as possible. In all likelihood, you will save some money, too. Take your time and pick one that will add appeal to your house for years to come.