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What Are The Best Types Of Real Wood For Flooring?

20 Mar 2023

When people think of types of wooden flooring, they tend to think of oak or ash wood floors. As a matter of fact, oak and ash are not only types of wood but they are classified as species of real wood flooring. What surprises most people is solid wood isn’t the only type of real wood flooring. There is a second type called engineered real wood flooring.

In this article, we will discuss the differences between each type and why you should consider installing solid or engineered real wood flooring in your home or business premises.

Solid Wood Flooring

The first type of real wood flooring comes in long planks made from one solid piece of hardwood. It offers a wide variety of species, colours, finishes, and patterns. Solid wood is generally the one of the most luxurious and expensive types of flooring to have in your home. Highly durable with an appearance and real aesthetic, solid wood flooring is made to last a lifetime!

The beauty of solid wood flooring is it can be sanded down and changed to a different colour or finished with oil, lacquer, or wax. Having solid wood flooring in the home brings warmth and character as each wooden plank has a unique grain pattern and appearance.

Engineered Wood Flooring

The second type of real wood flooring is a multi-layered plank made up of a bottom supporting layer, a core of plywood or high-density fiberboard (HDF), and a top layer of solid wood. You still get all the benefits, natural texture and character of solid wood, but these engineered wood planks are more budget-friendly and easier to install. 

As engineered wood planks only have a top layer of solid wood, they are more stable in temperature changes than solid wood floors. This means engineered wood floors are a better option in conservatories and on top of underfloor heating systems. Like solid wood, engineered wood also comes in a wide variety of species, colours, finishes, and patterns as well as the option to be sanded down and re-stained for years to come.

Real Wood Flooring in Birmingham and Cannock

Whether you choose solid or engineered wood flooring, make sure to have a look at our range at Value Carpets & Flooring. We have a wide range of both types of real wood flooring in different plank sizes, species, colours, finishes, and patterns. Before purchasing your real wood flooring, we recommend measuring the room you wish to renovate to ensure the right amount of wooden planks is ordered. Sometimes, this can be difficult in uniquely shaped rooms.

Besides supplying real wood flooring, our team also offer a free measuring and fitting service for homes and business premises around Birmingham, Cannock, and surrounding areas. Having your new real wood flooring measured and fitted by our experienced team means that the correct amount of wooden planks will be ordered and fitted properly to the highest standard possible without costing you extra!

For any enquiries on our real wood flooring, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Walsall Road
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