There are two main types of hardwood flooring and both can add a durable, spacious and luxurious aesthetic to your home or commercial premises; solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. Both flooring options are made from real wood and come in a variety of different wood species, colours, cuts and styles – all of which can add considerable value and benefits to your home or workplace. All hardwood flooring comes with a free estimation service.
Solid Hardwood vs Engineered Hardwood
Solid hardwood flooring comes in a variety of different wood species including: red and white oak, maple, walnut, ash, mahogany, pecan, birch, beech, pine, hickory and more. Engineered wood flooring is made from several layers of wood pressed together with a top layer veneer of solid wood. The options for engineered hardwood are fewer than solid hardwood, some including: red oak, hickory and Brazilian cherry.
Parquet wood flooring is created by a geometric mosaic effect of wood pieces. Parquet patterns usually simulate angular-squares, triangles or lozenges and give a very detailed, elegant and decorative effect to home flooring
Strip wood flooring uses upper portions of the tree; often cut into shorter lengths and narrower widths than plank wood flooring.
BENEFITS OF HARDWOOD FLOORING:
Solid hardwood is suitable for people looking for durability and longevity. Ideal for adding long-term value and getting a good return on investment.
Heating & Moisture
Engineered wood has the benefits of solid hardwood with added practicality as it does better with moisture, and can be installed with under floor heating, whereas solid hardwood cannot.
Strong & Durable
Both solid hardwood and engineered wood are high quality, strong, durable, easy to clean, easy to sand and give an ageless quality and elegance to any room.