What do you need to consider when deciding which type of wood you want to install in your home? It all boils down to the place where the wood is placed in your home. Because they are made from real wood Solid and engineered wood floors are environmentally friendly. What is the difference between engineered and solid wood flooring? North London Floor Sanding explain the difference.
Engineered wood flooring in North London Homes
This type of hardwood flooring is made by using several layers of wood veneers. These veneers are made out of real wood, and may be of different or the same wood species; the top layer is typically the best quality. Engineered wood floors are considered to be extremely stable due to the grains of each layer of wood are parallel to each other. What does this mean? Engineered wood expands and shrink more than solid flooring when the weather and humidity in your area change.
Where else can engineered wood floors be put in? They can be put in anywhere in the house. But because this type of flooring can be stapled, nailed, or glued down, it creates a perfect slab or basement installation. It is also less susceptible to warping and is ideal for moist or humid zones like lower levels. It is only possible to be sanded only once and then refinished several times due to its thin layer of top.
Solid Wood Flooring better suited to your needs?
What is solid flooring made of wood? It is exactly as it is sounded, a solid piece of wood that may vary in the thickness. Unlike engineered wood floors, this type of flooring can only be used in rooms above the ground. Solid wood flooring is best for rooms such as living and bedroom spaces as well as kitchens, dining rooms, and bathrooms. Wood flooring can also be sanded and refinished or repeatedly refinished.
North London Floor Sanding Contact us today for an estimate at no cost for engineered or solid wood flooring today!