How to choose the right wooden floor

Choosing the right type of wooden floor depends entirely on your preferences about patterns, colors, stability, and of course prices.

All types of wooden flooring have their advantages and disadvantages. We hope this article is going to help you easily choose the material for your wooden floor.

Let’s look at some summaries.

Hardwood timber flooring:

Hardwood timber floors are wooden floors of high quality. That is why their price is also in higher range.

The main advantage of this type of floor is its authentic wooden look that makes the feel about it really natural. According to the desired look of the floor, the timber can be cut in three ways: flat-swan, quarter-swan, and rift-swan.

Solid wood floors are also remarkable for their stability and durability. They can come pre-finished, but often require sanding & finishing after installation.

Timber floors are very easy to maintain and clean because stains and dirt does not stick to them. Unfortunately timber floors are very vulnerable to humidity and moisture, which can deteriorate the wood. So, use a slightly damp mop when cleaning.

Laminate flooring:

Laminate floors are reasonably priced synthetic multilayered products made by laminating a digitally-printed image onto a glued high-density fiberboard. Photographs of wood grain are used to represent real wood, so there is a wide variety of patterns and colors.

The main advantage of laminate floors is that they are easy to maintain and also scratch resistant because of the wear layer. Stains and spills are relatively easy to clean.

Installation is easy to do yourself. You just roll down a sheet of underlayment material, and then snap the planks or tiles of the floor into one another.

Even with the most realistic picture used to simulate hardwood, however, laminate flooring is not real wood.

Bamboo flooring:

Bamboo flooring is a relatively new technique. It is meant to be eco-friendly. Bamboo grows faster than regular hardwood trees which makes it a highly renewable resource.

Bamboo is known for its durability and stability. It’s slightly more water resistant than hardwood floors and mainly come pre-finished.

Choosing bamboo you get a natural look of your floors at a cheaper price.

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