What is real wood flooring?
Nothing will give your home that everlasting traditional touch of beauty, chic and quality like solid wood flooring. Available in a variety of stains, a solid hardwood floor can complement any style of home or decor and will prove to be an investment.
Hardwood flooring is made from a single piece of air-dried or kiln-dried timber, sawn into 18mm to 20mm thick planks. The solid tongue & groove planks come in a variety of widths and lengths with absorption strips, cut lengthwise into the back of each plank to minimize the possibility of the wood warping or splitting through excessive humidity or heat, before it’s installed in your home.
Stained and available in a range of colour variations (Brushed, Hand-scraped, Oiled), the top surface of the planks, is finished with a polyurethane coating or an oil-based finish, which eliminates the need for waxing. We offer a range of solid wood flooring products in oak, walnut and mahogany.
How does solid wood flooring differ from engineered wood flooring?
Engineered wood flooring, which looks like solid wood, is composed of thin layers of wood of different thicknesses glued together. The top layer is a veneer, which gives the flooring its colour and pleasing appearance. Engineered flooring is the best product for use over concrete, because it resists moisture better than a solid floor.
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Advantages of real wood floor
A real wood floor that is produced, finished and fitted properly by a carpenter will last for many years. Solid flooring can be re-stained and re-sanded several times. Badly damaged planks are replaceable. Top quality engineered flooring can sometimes be refinished, if the veneer is thick enough.
Hardwood flooring is preferred to carpet in homes in which people with allergies live, because it’s much easier and quicker to clean thoroughly than any type of carpeting.