One of the most desired aspects of any home is solid hardwood floors. Hardwood flooring lends grandeur to your home, while laminate flooring gives it a new feel and a fresh look. The major worry with a wooden floor, though, is its age. The hardwood flooring will need to be renovated or refinished after a few years. Before you go out and buy a hardwood floor, think about what portion of your house you’re going to put it in.
Solid hardwood would not be an appropriate choice for humid regions such as the bathroom or kitchen because it cannot accompany your home for an extended period due to the dampness. Even so, if you want hardwood flooring in your bathroom or kitchen, choose engineered wood flooring that professionals have handled. The top surface of plywood is covered by finished hardwood in engineered hardwood.
Engineered hardwoods come in a variety of colors and patterns. Depending on your needs and budget, you can choose from 2 to 10 ply structures. Laminate flooring must fascinate you because of its wide range of color, style, and pattern options that best complement the interiors of your home. On the other hand, laminate flooring is not true hardwood, and its quality does not compare to that of engineered wood and hardwood. Engineered wood can withstand dampness, but laminate flooring can’t.
Furthermore, because it is faux wood, it cannot be sanded. There are three types of solid hardwood flooring: parquet, plank, and strip. If you want a designer floor with patterned solid hardwood, parquet is a way to go. The individual squares of parquet wood have a geometric pattern. There is no pattern in strip wood. The plain wood comes in various sizes, with widths ranging from 1.5 to 2.75 inches and thicknesses ranging from 5/16″ to 3/4″. If your hardwood flooring plan isn’t wide enough, consider a plank, which is much wider than strip hardwood and comes in thicknesses ranging from 3 to 8 inches.