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Conservatories: Wood Flooring

Conservatories: Wood Flooring

Posted in Wood Flooring News by Source on July 6th 2011

Wooden flooring for conservatories and your home can provide you with the perfect flooring to suit your individual needs and requirements. It’s living, breathing natural wood material that will last a lifetime. Little wonder it’s become the most popular natural floor covering - nothing else can compare. Unlike thin plastic laminates, wooded flooring is warm and extremely durable, and with just a little basic care, will last for decades. You’ll get the very best in hardwood wood flooring – 100% genuine timber. Conservatory wooden flooring can provide you with the perfect flooring to suit your individual needs and requirements. There are a number of different types of wood conservatory flooring that have various degrees of suitability for use in a conservatory. Until recently hardwood floors were not recommended for use in a conservatory, especially if there was a wet area which could make the planks shrink, warp or split. Using natural hardwood flooring in a south-facing conservatory was also not recommended due to the excessive heat and danger from shrinking, warping and splitting.

However Engineered Hardwood can withstand heat and moisture with minimal movement. Unlike laminate, engineered hardwood has a real wood surface which sits on top of several layers of other wood, such as plywood, high density fibreboard or just another hardwood. This “sandwich” gives great strength to the flooring and helps minimise warping and allow various types of real wood surfaces to be used in the extreme environments of a kitchen or conservatory.

Parquet flooring is small thick pieces of wood used to make traditional parquet flooring, and these were less prone to warping and splitting than planks of wood when used in a conservatory. Thinner modern parquet flooring may be less suitable and it is best to seek advice before specifying parquet flooring for your conservatory.

Bamboo flooring, if sourced from a responsible manufacturer, is an environmentally friendly and hardwearing choice of materials for a conservatory floor.  As bamboo grows to maturity in around 5 years, it alleviates some of the issues associated with destruction of hardwood forests which are being destroyed at an alarming rate and are extremely slow to recover - the harvesting of bamboo does not preclude the plant itself from continuing to grow either.

With greater directional stability than the majority of hardwoods, Bamboo eliminates the warping and distortion issues associated with solid wood floors and laminate flooring. Tough and durable, its installation is similar to that of solid wood flooring. If you are looking for a beautiful, tough and eco-friendly floor for your conservatory, bamboo may be the answer.  It is available in a number of different colours and shades although interestingly these are not stains or dyes for the most part – they are normally determined by the amount and duration of heat and pressure applied during manufacturing. Bamboo contains natural sugars, which when exposed to heat and pressure begins to carbonise and as they do so, the appearance of the material darkens. This is a natural colouration and can be sanded without degradation.

A flooring solution that is beautiful, natural and enduring – for today, tomorrow and a lifetime.

Please feel free to contact us for any enquiries about your Conservatory flooring. 01379 652613 0r 08456 021781


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