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Find The Right Wooden Flooring For Your Home

Posted by on July 31, 2013 at 7:11 am. Filed under: Uncategorized

Choosing The Right Wooden Flooring

Upgrading the floor of your property with wooden flooring is a brilliant idea. The style, visual appeal, warmth and comfort that these floors offer is simply unbeatable. No matter what, these floors never lose their charm and make a great addition to your home. They are extremely durable, hardwearing and long lasting, offering more value for money. They are also perfect for busy people as they make cleaning and maintenance a breeze. You might be tempted to get your hands on wood flooring, but have you decided on which type will be the right match for your property? If your answer is no, then read on.

The world of wooden flooring is broken mainly into two types; namely solid wood floors and engineered flooring. While both look similar in appearance, functionally, there are a few differences. Discussing these will help you make a better decision on what to choose and what not to choose.

Engineered floors are produced by pressing and gluing few layers of hardwood. Each layer is stacked in a cross grain configuration and bonded together under heat and pressure. Solid wooden floors however, are made from a single piece of hardwood. Due to the cross grain configuration, engineered floors are more tolerant to moisture and not affected by changes in humidity. Thus they can be installed at all levels of a home or property. On the other hand, solid wood floors expand and contract with changes in humidity, making them unsuitable for areas of high moisture, such as the kitchen or bathroom. Engineered floors can be installed floating and glued down and are an appealing option for condominium units. Solid wood floors are not suitable for high rise buildings and are best for people living in single unit homes. Solid wood floors are much thicker when compared to engineered wooden flooring, which allows for more sanding if it becomes marred with use. Engineered flooring does not give much depth for sanding and also shows less tolerance to pet abuse when compared to solid wood floors.

Both these options of wood flooring have their own pros and cons and choosing between them will solely depend on where and how they are used. There are also decisions that you will need to make when it comes to choosing the type of wood and the type of finish. In terms of wood choice, there is a whole range of options, including walnut, oak, Jatoba, Merbau, etc., and the choice is completely yours. The two main finishes for wooden flooring are lacquer and oil. Your choice will depend on the overall look you are going for; if you want a smooth finish you can choose lacquer but for a more textured and natural finish choose oil.

Need Help With Choosing The Right Wooden Flooring?

Turn to Nagle Flooring. We specialise in wooden flooring and stock an extensive range, which means you will be spoilt for choice. Our wealth of knowledge and experience means we can help you choose wooden floors that will suit your decor as well as your budget. If you’re having trouble making your decision, we can send you three small cut out samples of flooring to help you decide. We buy our products in large quantities and at great prices, making our flooring highly affordable. For discount wood flooring visit our special offers page. To find out more contact us at 020 8424 0800, sales@nagleflooring.co.uk

 

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