Your Wooden Flooring Options

You are faced with an abundance of choice when it comes to choosing wooden flooring in Lichfield. Not so long ago it seemed to be a more exclusive product but now, as prices have come down it is an affordable option for everyone. With so many different options to choose from though, where do you begin when you start your search for the right one. There are a variety of different textures, finishes and colours for you to consider so we have given a brief outline of the most common ones available.

Solid Wood Floor.

Solid wood flooring is made from natural hardwood and it is made from one piece of wood from top to bottom. If looked after properly this can last for many, many years due to the natural durability. Even when the floor does start to get a bit of wear and look tired, it can be sanded down and refinished to make it look as good as new again. This type of floor is suitable for most areas within your home but not recommended in moist areas such as the bathroom or kitchen.

Engineered Wood Floor.

This type of floor is made by pressing together a number of strips of wood (ply) to form a tougher end product. It is made tougher by the fact that the strips are put together with the natural grain running horizontally on one layer, vertically on the next and so on. They are finished with a laminated layer of real wood on top of the base layers. Unlike solid wood, engineered floors are suitable for the bathroom, kitchen or anywhere else that is exposed to moisture.

Laminate Wood Floor.

This option can be the cheapest if you want a wood floor effect. It is made by fixing a laminated image of wood onto a base layer to give the impression of a real wooden floor. It is very easy to install due to the widely used tongue and groove method of fitting it together. Also, it can last a long time and usually comes with guarantees of up to 20 years. Suitable for all areas of the house, this can be the best option for a lot of people.

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