Things to Consider When Choosing a Wood Floor


With the variety of woods, colors and finishes available now, choosing hardwood flooring can be mind-boggling.

Homeowners evaluating new floors owe it to themselves to consider the advantages and beauty of timber. Wood floors are comfortable, durable and amazingly affordable, and nothing quite compares to the warmth and character they bring to every room in the home.

While there's a number of choices available, not every kind of wood flooring is suitable for each application. If you are in the market for a wood floor, here are a few things to keep in mind. Solid wood flooring is milled from solid wood logs and is combined with a traditional tongue and groove combined both the long and short borders.

Solid timber can be found or unfinished, in strips and boards ranging in thickness in 5/16 to 3/4 inches. Strips are just 1 1/2-inch- to two 1/4-inches-wide and planks are 3 to 2 inches wide. Engineered hardwood flooring comes in thicknesses ranging from? - to 3/4-inch and from 3 to 10 inches wide; the hardwood layer in addition to ranges in thickness from.6 millimeters to 4 millimeters.

While both forms offer the same beauty of genuine hardwood, the principal difference between solid hardwood and engineered wood flooring is in the floor's makeup. Since solid hardwood floors is subject to expand and contract relative to a home's humidity it ought to be set up on the ground floor or above level. Engineered floors, which can be more secure due to its multi-ply construction, may be installed on all levels of the house.

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