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Hi Jeremy,

Just thought I would send you some photos of the finished curved floor/wall that you supplied the timber for.

 

Looks great and everyone commentson it.

Thanks for your help with the timber selection.

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A look at the Different Types of Wood Flooring

20 Jan. 2017

Wooden flooring almost always looks stylish and attractive in practically every home situation, whether it's a modern home, a character home, in the country or in the city. You can't really go wrong and it is suitable for just about any room too, whether it's a kitchen, bathroom, living room or bedroom. It's definitely the most versatile option for your flooring.


If you have decided that you want to install some wooden flooring, the next thing you have to think about is which variety you want. There are a few different types depending on your price range and whether you actually want real wood or something that looks similar to the real thing. Each variety has its advantages and disadvantages as well as different styles. This is a quick guide to the most common types of wooden flooring and what you can expect from them.


Laminate Flooring

This is generally the cheapest type of 'wooden' flooring available. This is because it doesn't actually contain real wood, but instead is made up of fibreboard planks with a photographic image of wood or something else on top and a laminate protective layer. There are many different types and styles available. Some of the more expensive varieties are waterproof and suitable for kitchens and bathrooms. The biggest downside of laminate flooring is that the cheaper types often don't look particularly realistic.


Engineered Wood Flooring

This is plastic veneer laminate that is adhered with layers of real wood. It is generally a bit more expensive than laminate flooring, but the benefit is that it has a genuine wooden look and feel and it can be sanded and treated to restore its original look if it ever becomes damaged or worn down. It's also very stable and capable of dealing with different levels of humidity, so it's suitable for bathrooms and kitchens.


Solid Wood Flooring

This comes in three different varieties. Strip flooring or plank flooring (depending on the width of the strips or planks) and parquet flooring, which is made up of different geometric patterns. The wood will come with a hardness score depending on how robust it is. It is usually the best looking type of wooden floor and is especially attractive in hallways and dining rooms. Like engineered wood flooring, it can be sanded and treated if it becomes old and damaged or worn. Apart from being the most expensive option, the downside of solid wood flooring is that it isn't the best at dealing with changes in humidity and it is usually the most difficult to install.


Ultimately, the decision you make depends on your own preferences. Consider how much money you have to spend, how much humidity the wood is going to have to deal with and how 'real' you want the wooden floors to look. However it's also worth considering that the cheapest option may need replacing at some point in the future, whilst engineered wood or solid wood could be sanded and treated rather than replaced if it were to become damaged in the future.

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