Gavin’s Introduction To Wood Flooring
Wood flooring adds a unique and high-end finish to any home. The stunning range of different species and finishes, create an enviable flooring finish. Whether you are looking for something to fit a modern, contemporary home or are seeking a more traditional feel, wood flooring ticks all the boxes.
There are two different types of wood flooring available. Solid wood flooring is made from planks that are milled from a single piece of timber. Engineered wood flooring is made from a construction of layers, usually ply, topped off with solid wood to complete the look. These different types create flexible options for flooring your home. For example, solid wood flooring wouldn’t be recommended in a kitchen or bathroom because it expands and contracts too much, while the construction of engineered wood flooring means that it is less likely to expand and works well in these rooms.
Wood flooring is warmer than laminate flooring and has a far more natural feel underfoot. It is also quieter than traditional laminate floors, so you’ll be less likely to hear feet and paws running about.
One of the main advantages of installing wood floors in your home is that it can add value to your property and is long lasting. It also has the added flexibility that you can lay carpet over it if you need to change the look or feel of your home. So, an office being changed to a nursery can have a layer of carpet placed over the wood. The wood floor will still be there, protected for the future.
A big plus with wood flooring is the variety of finishes available. Find out more here.