An overview of different types of wood flooring

Introduction

In case you have been planning about getting some new wooden flooring for your house, there are 3 main types of wood flooring you can choose from. All of them are discussed in the paragraphs below.

Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wooden flooring comprises of 3 to 4 wooden layers which are bonded together under high pressure in order to form a wooden plank having a thickness of almost 14 mm. Moreover, there is also a wood veneer having a thickness of 4 mm. Engineered wooden flooring is available at a price much cheaper in comparison to the other types of wood flooring, yet it delivers a look that is pretty similar to that provided by original wooden flooring.

While you are installing this type of flooring, it is recommended to carry out the installation in an area which is from any sort of humidity or moisture. It may also be noted that it is pretty much impossible to get a good finish around toilet pans or pedestals.

There are many advantages that are offered by engineered wood. The biggest of all is that it comes at a cheap price and delivers a similar look. Moreover it is more stable and durable as compared to other common types of wooden floorings.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is another good option if you are thinking about getting new flooring for your house. It comprises of a compressed plank of fiberboard which is covered using tile, wood and stone along with a protective overlay. You can buy this type of flooring for a nominal amount of money.

In case you want to install this type of flooring in your house, you need to know that it is highly suitable to install in playrooms, study rooms and living rooms. If you are willing to make use of this flooring in kitchens, bathrooms and other room affiliated with constant moisture, you might want to make use of a protective waterproof core as well. Otherwise it may get spoiled and damaged.

Real Wood Flooring

Real wooden flooring is also known as solid wooden flooring. It is one of the best types of wooden flooring available in the market and comprises of real wood. On average, the thickness of real wooden flooring is almost 18 to 20 mm. In comparison to other types of flooring, real wood flooring is a bit expensive.