It’s no secret that wood flooring is incredibly popular with homeowners, with it being used in our homes for hundreds of years and its popularity is only increasing.
Although it might be an expensive option, it’s longevity and beauty means it can often end up paying for itself.
What are the benefits of wood flooring?
Not only does wood flooring present stunning, classic looks but it is also very durable and is likely to outlive even you.
It is also scratch, water and stain resistant – however I would recommend cleaning any spillages up as soon as possible, as high amounts of water can cause it to warp and swell.
Even if scratches and stains do occur, then there’s a way to eradicate this with wood.
It can be sanded down depending on thickness and wear layer, then refinished. This does not normally need to be done for the first 15-20 years, so you can only imagine how long these gorgeous floors can last for!
Solid Wood Flooring
Solid wood is a classic choice, coming in many wood types, finishes and grades.
It is however, the most expensive choice and is not compatible with under-floor heating, so bear this in mind when making your choice if this is something you have or are thinking of installing in your home.
If you want something completely natural and authentic, then solid wood is for you.
Engineered Wood Flooring
If you’re looking for something at a cheaper price but still boasts authentic looks, then I’d recommend engineered wood.
It’s virtually impossible to tell it apart from solid and has the exact same surface appearance, with authentic knots and grains flowing charmingly throughout.
One of the most useful features of engineered is that it is able to cope with the fluctuating temperatures of under-floor heating – which makes it the most popular type of wood.
Parquet Wood Flooring
It’s one thing to get wood flooring in your home, it’s another to go for parquet wood! Parquet is well known for adding luxury and an expensive look to your home and is often chosen to give the wow factor – it’ll really impress your guests. The plank arrangement means that it’s more likely to hide scratches and dirt, as well as giving your room plenty of character. This is a pattern that’s common in grand manor houses and palaces, so make sure this is a look you’re comfortable with!
If you’re lucky enough to already have wood flooring in your home, then you’ll know how its price is worth it and how much can lift a room. Make sure you consider the options carefully so you get what’s best for you.
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