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Get Creative With Unfinished Flooring

Get Creative With Unfinished Flooring

Posted in Wood Flooring by Source on June 22nd 2012

Unfinished wood flooring is an opportunity for you to take control of the process and create a floor that can perfectly match the design of your home or commercial property. It is the best way to create something unique or easily-manageable which can ultimately cut down on the cost of upkeep. Alternatively, if you have specific plans for the floor, then you can stain and finish it in the way that you choose. This can be great for high traffic areas, eating areas or even dancefloors. It can also allow you to understand how the engineered wood flooring is going to sit in the room before you apply the final finish. Solid wood and engineered wood flooring are both available, so it is important to understand the distinction between these two.

Ideally, solid wood should be in an environment where you have some degree of control over the levels of moisture in the air. This is because the wood has a tendency to absorb moisture and expand or change shape. It should be nailed down and requires a sub floor which may also be wooden. Glue can also be used to attach a solid wood floor to the sub floor. Engineered hardwood floors however are multi-plied and cross-stacked with a real wood veneer. This means that the floor will not react to moisture anywhere near as much as solid wood, making it great for numerous different applications. It can be typically glued down but some options may also be nailed.


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