Wood in your kitchen:
When it comes to choosing a material for your new kitchen floor, more and more people are choosing to go this way forward. There are two types of wood flooring, one of which is very suitable for the kitchen or in general for any area that may experience damp or wet conditions.
The traditional type of wood flooring is called solid wood flooring and as the name suggests, the floor is made from complete solid wood. The alternative is a type of wood floor called engineered wood floor that looks precisely like solid wood, but uses MDF, Plywood and Softwood in addition to real wood. This alternative wood floor is suitable for the kitchen, as its construction can be made waterproof using the right coating. The floor can transform the look and feel of a room. The kitchen is a very important room in everyone’s house, and is often a key selling point. This is why it’s so important that your kitchen floor creates a good impression.
If your floor is old and worn, then it’s time to start considering renovation. Flooring is a very important aspect in a kitchen, and can be extremely costly to replace. If the existing flooring is in good repair, you might be able to restore it instead of installing new flooring. For instance, if your floor is wooden, floor sanding might be the simple and cost effective answer.
The huge number of choices and options available can be confusing and difficult to understand but our knowledge and experience can help you achieve the result you have in mind. Engineered wood flooring does not react to temperature changes or to humidity conditions as solid wood does. Each floorboard is made from three or four layers of syntactic material that are glued together and placed below a layer of real wood, commonly Oak or Walnut. The result is a wood floor that is not only attractive in its design, but also better suited for the kitchen.
Each floorboard is covered in a layer of transparent coating that acts to provide the floor with basic protection from foot traffic, wear and tear. In the kitchen area, a special layer is applied to make the floor waterproof by sealing it. This layer of coating is called lacquered and unlike other coatings such as oil that goes into the wood, lacquered will always sit on top thereby protecting the floor. From time to time you will need to top up the coating, a process that takes just a few minutes.
If you are thinking of kitchen design, wood flooring could be a flexible and stylish choice. Simply fit engineered wood flooring with the right coating and you will enjoy the new design for many many years.
If you have any queries about your flooring for kitchens, please feel free to contact us on 0845 021781, or take a look at our wood flooring collections at www.sourcewoodfloors.co.uk.