With the assortment of woods, finishes and colors available today, choosing wood floor can be overwhelming.
Homeowners assessing new flooring owe it to themselves to think about the advantages and beauty of timber. Wood floors are comfy, durable and amazingly affordable, and nothing compares to the character and warmth they bring to each room in the house.
While there is a number of choices available, not every kind of timber flooring is suitable for every application. If you're shopping for a wood flooring, here are some things to remember.
There are mainly two kinds of wood floors products--solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. Engineered wood flooring is milled from solid wood logs and is joined with a conventional tongue and groove combined both the long and short edges.
Solid timber can be found or unfinished, in strips and planks ranging in thickness in 5/16 to 3/4 inches. Strips are 11/2-inch- to two 1/4-inches-wide and planks are 3 to 8 inches wide. Engineered hardwood flooring comes in thicknesses ranging from? - to 3/4-inch from 3 to 10 inches broad; the hardwood layer in addition to ranges in thickness from.6 millimeters to 4 millimeters.
While both types provide the exact same beauty of genuine hardwood, the principal difference between solid hardwood and engineered floors is in the floor's makeup. Since strong hardwood floors is subject to enlarge and contract relative to your home's humidity it ought to be set up on the ground floor or above level. Engineered floors, which can be more stable due to its multi-ply structure, may be installed on all levels of the house.
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