There’s nothing worse than having a carpet in your home, only to find that you spend most of your time trying to hoover it and generally keep it tidy. It can be a much more practical option to choose a wooden floor instead. Not only are they really easy to keep clean, but they can also make a room feel more stylish in an instant. The only problem with wooden flooring is that it can be a daunting task to know where to start when choosing one. There’s lots of different types so we’re going to cover some of our favourite options in today’s blog. Here’s what you need to know:
Okay, so we know this isn’t real wood and it’s actually plastic with a wooden finish, however the important thing is that it’s the perfect duplicate. Looking at it, it’s almost impossible to tell the difference. Laminate flooring comes in different varieties and means you can choose the design that best suits your home. It’s created with four different layers, each of which helps with its durability and protection. You don’t have to worry about slipping either, as one of the layers works to stop that from happening too. Laminate flooring can be a good option if you’re working with a budget.
Solid wood flooring
Made up entirely of solid, natural wood, this type of flooring is high quality and extremely durable. Oak and walnut are the best options to go for if you choose this type of flooring, due to the fact that they are hardwoods. Pines and beeches can show wear and tear more easily, due to their lighter colour. Having this type of flooring can provide brilliant insulation for the room which it is in, due to its thickness. Keep in mind that it is the most expensive type of wooden flooring.
Engineered wood flooring
This is the next best thing if you’re keen on solid wood flooring but you’re not sure about the cost. Engineered wood flooring is made up of different layers consisting of plywood or veneer, softwood boards, and then your chosen timber on top. It’s given a protective finish which maintains the layers, therefore meaning that the flooring will be just as hard wearing as solid wood. Like laminate flooring, the different layers help to stop you from slipping.