Wood flooring is undoubtedly the most popular choice among homeowners, and increasing so over the past few years due to increasing interest in environmental design. This type looks very organic, has a vast grain variation, and comes in numerous colors and tints, making it the most versatile flooring option to complement any space design.
Due to its popularity, many variations have been made in the form of laminate flooring. Despite the reservations of some purists, it is a more cost effective option with even more designs to choose from.
Laminate Wood Flooring There are two kinds of laminate. The most common one is made up of cellulose paper with an image of wood on the exterior. It is a durable material due to the melamine resin present throughout the structure. It is said to be multiple times tougher than natural wood and can withstand more pressure in typical settings. What makes this material versatile is the fact that you can literally apply any kind of wood image for the exterior. Since it doesn’t us real wood, you don’t have to worry about costs because it will remain the same no matter what kind of pattern or grain you choose.
The other type is a more expensive material that combines pieces of wood through lamination techniques instead of the typical block of wood used in cottages and riverside homes. This is less common and can only be bought through request.
Solid Wood Flooring Used since the olden days, block wood flooring uses wooden slabs cut from tree trunks. They are naturally taken from forest trees and are installed as is. Some prefer to apply varnish or other coating in order to achieve a clean and polished look. Nothing can beat the beauty of naturally cut timber, so most people who want to get the best only buy the best no matter the cost. It is elegant and sturdy, with a touch of warm country feeling. A beautiful way to make a home a cozy resting place. We personally think that solid hardwood is the most amazing looking floor of them all.
Engineered Wood Flooring
Just like solid wood, engineered wood uses real timber. However, it is cut into thin strips and layered over each other to make a wooden board with different dimensions. Most people use these materials for ceilings and walls instead of flooring. But it has been a choice among homeowners who want to achieve a very clean look without the grooves and lines you can find in slabs.
For professional floor fitting, renovation or repair, Wood Floor Refinishing Novi can assist. Always contact professional services for all your construction needs to ensure high quality and durability. The life span of your floor greatly depends on how well they are fitted and installed.