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Pros & Cons of Wooden Floors

Solid, Engineered and Laminate Wood Flooring Distributors

Our simple guide explains the pros and cons of the three types of wooden floors that we offer: Solid Wood, Engineered Wood and Laminate Flooring. There are many advantages to each type of floor from style, budget and durability. In this blog post we will take you through all of the advantages and disadvantages of each option.

LAMINATE WOOD FLOORING

With the look and texture of a hardwood floor, laminate flooring is a low cost, durable and versatile floor that has become increasingly popular in recent years.

PROS:

  • Low cost option.
  • Easy to clean and maintain.
  • Suitable for under floor heating.
  • Often the easiest to install.
  • Wide variety of style and colour.

CONS:

  • Some boards can lack the authentic feel of real wood.
  • Cannot be refinished.

ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORING

Engineered Flooring is solid wood floor on a cross grain plywood base. Extremely durable and long lasting this type of floor offers many great benefits.

PROS:

  • Very long lasting and durable.
  • Looks and feels like solid wood, at a fraction of the price.
  • Suitable for under floor heating.
  • Can be stained to any desired colour.
  • Easier to install than Solid Wood Flooring
  • Adds value to the property.
  • Can be floated, glued or nailed down.

CONS:

  • Professional installation is recommended.
  • Engineered Wood will have colour variation because it is a natural product.

SOLID WOOD FLOORING

Made from a single piece of wood, solid flooring is one of the most classic and durable types of flooring you will find, with many great elements.

PROS:

  • Very long lasting and durable.
  • Can be re-finished to look brand new.
  • A luxury finish.
  • Can be stained to any desired colour.
  • Easy to clean and maintain.
  • Adds value to the property.

CONS:

  • Needs to be acclimatised before being fitted.
  • Not suitable for under floor heating.

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