With so many options available for your home including engineered flooring, laminate flooring and solid wooden flooring, here we will explain the differences and benefits of each to help you decide
The questions most people ask are:
What are the differences between the various types of wood flooring?
Which type of wooden flooring is best suited to my home?
Which wood flooring can I afford?
What’s great about wooden flooring is that whatever your budget, there is a style available to your to suite your budget and home. Below is a brief description of each type of flooring to help you make a decision when deciding on what you need and what you can afford.
Laminate Wood Flooring
This is a very realistic and affordable alternative to real wooden flooring and is suitable for any room in the home including bathrooms and kitchens (when a suitable waterproof option is selected). It’s fairly easy to install for the keen diy enthusiast and looks great in any room. It is hard wearing, whilst being available for all budgets. Some of the better brands to look out for include Quick Step, Krono and Elka Wooden Flooring
Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered flooring is very practical in that it is very strong and durable, whilst also offering flexible installation. It replicates solid wooden flooring perfectly and is in-fact stronger than its counterpart. It is constructed of 3 layers of real wood and the top layer is made of real wood. The strength of each board comes in the design where each layer of wood being bonded in the opposite directions. This type of flooring can be used when installing underfloor heating.
Solid Wooden Flooring
Where you require character and style, you can’t beat real solid wooden flooring. Certain homes would not be complete with a solid wood flooring installation. As each board is made of 100% solid wood they will exude elegance and beauty for many years in your home. The beauty of solid wood is that it becomes better the older it is. This type of wooden flooring is the most expensive.
What is best for your home? What can you afford?