Wood floors - the best choice for your house

Wood flooring is the common name for a variety of floor types that are made from timber.

Some types of wood floors are: solid hardwood floors, engineered wood floors, tropical hardwoods and so on. Wood flooring looks good installed in a house.

Wood floors have a lot of advantages and are usually used because of the wood’s natural appearance. The wooden lamella can be combined in customized designs that can bring your house the look that you want.

You can find on the market a variety of wood flooring types. The most popular is solid hardwood flooring. This type of wood flooring comes in a very wide range of styles and also dimensions. Solid hardwood flooring is also one of the oldest types of wood flooring. It looks very natural because it is made only from solid wood. Solid hardwood flooring can be divided into two main categories: domestic and exotic, depending on the species wood floors are made from. Species differ in color, texture and grain pattern, but also in durability, so you have to think very well before you choose your wood flooring.

Engineered wood flooring is also a type of wood flooring. It was manufactured in modern times and suits as a replacement for solid hardwood flooring. If a solid hardwood floor is made only from a single type of wood, the engineered wood flooring is different. These wood floors are made from finished wood on top and plywood underneath. It is cheaper and can easily replace solid hardwood. A disadvantage of this type of wood flooring is that you have to choose from a few types of wood species: hickory, bamboo, maple, oak.

Some people live with the impression that laminate flooring is also wood flooring, but they are wrong. Laminate flooring looks like real wood flooring, but it is not. The laminate flooring is manufactured from two sheets of paper, very thin, impregnated with melamine. So you are looking of a photography that gives you the impression that you have underneath your feet a wood floor. Under this photography that you see is a chip wood composite. This type of floor maybe easy to clean, but it is not really a wood floor.

When you want to install wood flooring in your house you have to remember that it cannot be installer everywhere you like. If you want to have a wood floor in your basement, you cannot install it down there because usually in basements you have high moisture that is going to ruin your wood floor. It is not recommended to install wood flooring in your bathroom because of the same reason mentioned before: too much moisture. For these two locations you have to choose tile or some material that is water resistant not wood floors.

Choose wood floors wisely and make sure that they suit your house and rooms. Wood flooring vary also in quality not only in texture, color or grain pattern. When buying wood flooring you have to take in consideration that wood species have different durability and in consequence different prices. Hardwood flooring may be a little expensive in comparison with engineered wood flooring, but the quality is higher. You have to decide what suits best for your house and on what type of wood floor you want to step.  

 

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