Replacing home or business premises flooring is common during remodelling work. Often property owners look to increase the value of their property before selling it and flooring is normally one of their top decor considerations. If you are new to wood flooring and you are looking to maximise your investment, this guide is meant to simplify your decision-making.
Wood Flooring Choices:There are two types of wood flooring on the market and your decision to fit one instead of the other should be based on your particular property and where the floor is fitted. The most common (and oldest) is solid wood flooring that is made from one piece of timber. This gives the floor great durability of up to 100 years so if you plan to keep the properly for many years as an investment, solid flooring should be carefully considered. The alternative is engineered wood flooring that is made from four materials including wood. In a special process, MDF, Plywood, Softwood and hardwood veneer are glued together to create a floorboard. While engineered wood looks completely identical to solid wood, it is better suitable for flooring that is fitted in damp rooms such as the kitchen or properties that are likely to experience damp conditions due to a nearby water source.
Solid benefits – Durability of 50 to 100 years. Adds stability to the structure. Easily sourced due to its popularity. Can be sanded and re-coated several times over its lifetime.
Engineered benefits – Durability of 25 to 50 years. Better suitability in damp areas.
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