There’s nothing quite like a beautiful wood floor to make your home look and feel inviting. When sourcing wood flooring in Berkhamsted, you’ll find that you are spoilt for choice. There are many textures and shades to choose from, but most importantly you need to select which type of wooden floor to put in your home. There are two main types to choose from: engineered or solid wood.
On the surface, both kinds of wood flooring look and feel the same, but both have distinctive qualities that make them different.
Choosing the right wood flooring for your home
When selecting a wooden floor for your home, it’s worth asking yourself a few questions:
- Where do you want the wood flooring in your home?
- Will the area have a lot of traffic/footfall?
- Do you have pets such as dogs or cats with long claws?
- Do you have issues with humidity or temperature in some rooms in your home?
- What is your budget?
Solid wood floors
Solid wood floors are a practical and beautiful type of flooring that can make a room look and feel bigger. Solid wood floor panels are made from a single piece of wood. As the pieces are made from one piece of timber, they can be sanded many times once laid. Solid wood floors can last for many years and only need sanding and treating to look as good as new.
Due to the properties of solid wood, these panels can only be put down in rooms where moisture and temperature levels are stable. Rooms such as the bathroom, kitchen, and cellar won’t be suitable for solid wood floors.
Engineered wood floors
Engineered wood floors are made with thin layers of wood topped with a wood veneer. These layers give engineered wood flooring a strength and durability that make it ideal to be placed anywhere in the home, including hallways or children’s playrooms.
Suppliers of wood floors in Berkhamsted
Choosing between solid wood or engineered wood floors for your home in Berkhamsted requires some consideration. If you have pets and a volume of high traffic through your home, then solid wood floors will be hardy and can be sanded back more often than an engineered wood floor. However, engineered wood floors can be laid throughout your entire home and are ideal for those budgeting for home improvements.
For advice on selecting a wood floor for your Berkhamsted home, give one of our friendly team members a call or drop us an email.