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Natural Wood Flooring Types

Natural Wood Flooring Types

Posted in Wood Flooring by Source on February 14th 2013
>One of the main benefits of engineered wood flooring is that it can be laid in rooms in the home where solid wood wouldn’t normally be recommended.  Rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens place a real challenge on solid wood flooring. The reason that engineered wood flooring is considered a natural product is because of the raw materials it contains.

The likes of laminate flooring, for example, couldn’t, in any shape or form, be considered natural because it is effectively an image of wood that is bonded on to a synthetic base, none of which is natural.When it comes to determining the more natural product between solid and engineered wood flooring, there’s no getting away from the fact that solid wood, because it is supplied in a pretty much unaltered state is the more natural of the two.  That said, there is little in engineered wood flooring that makes it in any way unnatural. Another advantage of engineered wood flooring is the fact that it can be laid over under floor heating.

While it is important to make the right choice of thickness of engineered wood flooring to install over your under floor heating, with the right planning, this is a perfectly feasible and highly practical option. Finally, because the core of the engineered wood board is made from ingredients that are relatively cheap, you can typically expect to pay a lower price than solid wood.

All of that said, there’s no getting away from the fact that solid wood is considered by many as being the “real thing”; it will look great and will last a long time, because you’ll be able to sand it and refinish it more often than engineered wood floor.

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