Classic Wooden Flooring
Are you looking for a change in your home? Wooden flooring is a classic way to update any room – and we’ve got just the thing. Our collection of wooden floors offers something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a sleek and modern style or a more traditional look. Our team of experts is on hand to help you find the perfect floor for your home.
We work with residential and commercial clients to provide various wooden flooring services. It includes installing new floors, repairing existing floors, and refinishing floors. We also offer a wide range of finishes, including standard and custom options. Our goal is to provide our clients with the highest quality service possible.
The Types of Natural Wooden Flooring
There are three main types of natural wooden flooring in the market: parquet, engineered hardwood, and solid wood.
Parquet flooring is a type of wood flooring that is made up of several pieces of wood that are arranged in a geometric pattern. The most common type of parquet flooring is the herringbone pattern, which is made of long, thin strips of wood arranged in a zig-zag pattern. Parquet flooring is typically made from hardwoods, such as oak or maple, although it can also be made from softer woods, such as pine. It is a popular choice for homes and businesses because it is easy to care for and has a sophisticated look.
Care and maintenance of parquet flooring. Parquet flooring is a type of flooring that consists of wooden blocks that are arranged in a specific pattern. Parquet floors are usually made of hardwood, such as oak or maple, and can be either finished or unfinished. Parquet floors are durable and easy to care for, but they require special care and maintenance to keep them looking their best. Here are some tips for caring for your parquet floor:
- Sweep or vacuum the floor regularly to remove dirt and dust.
- Mop the floor with a mild soap and water solution when it needs to be cleaned more thoroughly.
- Apply a coat of linseed oil to the floor once or twice per year. Linseed oil will help your parquet floor resist scratches and stains.
Which areas of your house are suitable for applying parquet flooring? There are a few things to consider when deciding which areas of your home are ideal for using parquet flooring. The first is the foot traffic the area will see; the parquet is not as durable as other flooring options, so it is best suited for areas with light to moderate traffic. Another consideration is the subfloor; the parquet can be installed over concrete or plywood subfloors, but it is not recommended for installation over particle board or OSB.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Engineered hardwood flooring comprises multiple layers of wood veneer (plywood or HDF core with a thin layer of natural wood on top). The veneers are glued together, with the grain of each layer running in a different direction. This construction makes engineered hardwood floors more stable than solid hardwood floors and less likely to warp or cup due to changes in temperature or humidity. They can be installed over various subfloors.
Care and maintenance of engineered hardwood flooring. Engineered hardwood flooring is a popular choice for many homeowners because of its beauty and durability. However, like all types of flooring, it requires care and maintenance to keep it looking its best. Here are some tips for caring for your engineered hardwood floors:
- Sweep or vacuum regularly to remove dirt and debris.
- Mop with a damp cloth or mop specifically designed for hardwood floors.
- If any spills occur, it is essential to clean them up immediately to prevent any staining.
- It is important to avoid using harsh chemicals or cleaners on the floor, as this can damage the finish.
Which areas of your house are suitable for applying engineered hardwood flooring? There are a few things to consider when deciding which areas of your home are ideal for engineered hardwood flooring. The first is the subfloor. Engineered hardwood can be installed over almost any subfloor, including concrete, plywood, and vinyl. However, ensuring that the subfloor is level, dry and free of defects or irregularities is crucial. Engineered hardwood flooring can be applied to areas not prone to excessive moisture or humidity, which can cause the engineered hardwood to warp or otherwise become damaged. Additionally, areas with a lot of foot traffic or heavy furniture placement may not be ideal for engineered hardwood, as this can also cause damage.
Solid Wood Flooring
Solid wood flooring is a type of flooring that is made from solid wood boards. The boards are usually cut from a tree, such as oak or maple, and then kiln-dried to remove moisture. After that, the panels are milled into 3-4 inches wide planks. These planks are then installed on a subfloor using nails or screws. Solid wood floorings are popular because they are made of 100% solid wood, making them the most durable and long-lasting option. They are finished with a clear sealer or a stain and can be sanded and refinished multiple times if it becomes scratched or damaged. However, they are also the most expensive and require more maintenance than the other two types.
Care and maintenance of solid wood flooring. Solid wood flooring is a beautiful and durable flooring option for any home. However, like all flooring materials, it requires proper care and maintenance to keep it looking its best. Here are some tips for caring for your solid wood floors:
- Sweep or vacuum regularly to remove dirt and dust.
- Mop with a damp cloth or mop specifically designed for wood floors.
- Avoid using too much water or cleaner, as this can damage the floors.
- Seal solid wood floors every two years to prevent water damage and staining.
- Never use a sander on your wood floors, as this can damage the finish.
- Place mats at all entrances to catch dirt and debris before it gets tracked into the house.
Which areas of your house are suitable for applying solid wood flooring? When considering which areas of the house are ideal for using solid wood flooring, one must consider the area’s traffic level and the amount of sunlight and moisture exposure.
- For high-traffic areas, such as the living room or kitchen, it is crucial to choose harder wood species such as oak or maple. For lower-traffic areas, such as a bedroom, you can choose a softer wood species, such as pine.
- For the room’s humidity level, wood is a natural material that expands and contracts with changes in moisture. If the room is too humid, the wood will swell, and the floors will buckle. If the room is too dry, the wood will shrink, and gaps will appear between the boards. Therefore, it is essential to maintain a consistent humidity level in the room where the floors will be installed.
- For the room’s sunlight level, wood floors often look better in rooms with more sunlight than in rooms with less. However, if you put wood floors in a room with lots of sun, you will have to clean them regularly to prevent the wood from turning a dull colour.