If you are planning to build a house and want to make it more aesthetically pleasing, then you must go for wooden flooring rather than the tiled or marbled ones.
But venturing into wooden flooring without much knowledge can be intimidating. Thank goodness, for Action Tesa who is here to provide us with every type of detailed information; from wooden flooring to the laminating ones and everything in between.
In today’s blog we shall be talking about the most basic concept of wooden flooring, i.e its types:
- Solid hardwood:
This kind of floorings are made of 100% real wood and might be a little heavy on the pocket. Nevertheless, the solid hardwoods would serve as a pricey décor piece for your house. It also increases the resale value of your property. The installation process of solid hardwoods can be tricky and requires the expertise of a pro. Since it is made from real wood it is hardy and durable, but it reacts easily reacts to moisture in the air and may undergo several contractions and expansions. It is available in several shades and you also have options to choose from pre-finished or unfinished wooden planks.
- Engineered hardwood:
This is the most popular type of flooring in the list. It is not entirely made from solid wood and is not as durable like the solid hardwood floorings, but it too adds a good resale value to your home. Engineered hardwoods have two basic layers punched together: One of solid wood and another of a durable plywood. It has the capability to remain stable in humidity more than solid hardwoods and can be installed easily.
- Laminated wooden flooring:
This kind of wooden flooring is the easiest and cheapest of all to be installed and maintained. It is artificially manufactured and mostly consists of four layers. The lowermost layer which is called the ‘back up layer’ prevents the absorption of moisture and provides strength and support to the board. Above it is the core layer which can be made of high-density fiber (HDF) or medium density fiber (MDF) plank. The second layer is the pattern layer or designer layer that gives the floor attractive looks and makes it more realistic. On the top is a wear and tear layer, which serves as a protective layer to prevent the board from suffering any sort of damage due to daily usage.