If the floor is in the living room, or any other room that will be shown off, then engineered is the best bet because it is the closer of the two to a real wood floor. Engineered wood floors provide all the beauty and charm of a solid wood floor with excellent dimensional stability and versatility. Many consumers choose engineered wood floors over solid wood floors because it is very versatile when it comes to installation. Not only is it suitable to stick down using an elastic adhesive, you can also float the floor down onto a wood flooring underlay, and engineered wood floors are ideal to use in conjunction with under floor heating.
For much the same reason as above, laminate flooring is the best option for many people with young children. Not only is it resistant to damage, but it is also easy to clean should they have an accident with a crayons. The highest quality of laminate wood flooring offers the look of a real wood floor, but a floor that is much easier to install, and which is considerably cheaper. Another great advantage of laminate wood flooring is that it is very durable, and extremely easy to clean & maintain. Laminate flooring gets it’s very convincing look from a high resolution picture of real wood which is protected under a very durable layer of hard resin, which can be textured to further replicate the feel and look of a heavily grained real wood floor.
Or of course if you need something a little more water resistant then there is the Aqua-Step waterproof flooring which is a new generation of laminate flooring - Water and laminate is no issue anymore! It’s the, the first 100% water resistant laminate floor. Aqua-Step, with its unique qualities, can be used for residential where traditional laminate cannot. If you have underfloor heating, dampness or extreme climate change then engineered flooring is capable of expansion and contraction when it is necessary.In fact it is the only wood flooring product with this capability. As we know that changes in temperature cause materials to expand and contract, as doe’s dampness, then in these circumstances engineered flooring is the only practical choice within or without those circumstances it is a matter of choice, you may want to have engineered flooring in the hall, even if you do have kids. However, when it comes to having engineered flooring, if the floor is likely to expand or contract, then it is our express recommendation. Please feel free to contact us witn any queries regarding your wood flooring: 01379 688687/08456 021781, or take a look at our wood flooring collection at www.sourcewoodfloors.co.uk.