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Do you prefer solid wood or engineered wood flooring?

I'm thinking of installing a wood flooring in my new house. I've always wished to walk on wood at home! So far, I think solid wood flooring but someone told me that engineered wood flooring is better. I don't have a glue of the differences and advantages of both kinds of floor. What do you think about And are there any special flooring installation and maintenance tips I should know? Thanks a lot.

Thu, 18/04/2013 - 19:32

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I like solid wood and it is definitely the best flooring you can choose but you have to know that it is adapt to a moisture-controlled environment because it is more subject to expansion and contraction. Solid wood, both of strip and plank effect, must be nailed down only on a wood sub floor. On the contrary, engineered wood flooring is less influenced by moisture and are preferred for below grades. Moreover, you don't need to anchor it to the sub floor. As for the type of wood I like warm light oak floors, as the one you can see in picture attached, but that's my personal taste. Normally dark wood floors are preferred to give a touch of luxury to houses.

Thu, 18/04/2013 - 10:14

I have just installed a laminate flooring that perfectly simulates wood with the further advantage of being cheaper. It is very resistant to stains and also to impacts. Moreover, it doesn't need to be glued or nailed to a sub floor and its installation is very easy. The only disadvantage I can point put is the high susceptibility to moisture.

Mon, 22/04/2013 - 19:01

In my opinion laminate flooring is cheaper but also less durable than solid wood flooring. Nowadays, you can also install a solid wood flooring without nailing it to the sub floor thanks to a special self-adhesive underlay. I like walnut flooring, in my opinion the most elegant, but also white flooring, definitely the most stylish, especially if you live near the beach.

Wood requires less treatments than other materials: sweep and mop your wooden floor often and never use ammonia based products, especially if there are babies in your house. For strong spots use specific hardwood or laminate floor cleaners. If you want, use a natural oil, such as Jojoba, Tung or Linseed oil to nourish wood.
 

Wed, 24/04/2013 - 15:12

I like solid wood and it is definitely the best flooring you can choose but you have to know that it is adapt to a moisture-controlled environment because it is more subject to expansion and contraction. Solid wood, both of strip and plank effect, must be nailed down only on a wood sub floor. On the contrary, engineered wood flooring is less influenced by moisture and are preferred for below grades. Moreover, you don't need to anchor it to the sub floor. As for the type of wood I like warm light oak floors, as the one you can see in picture attached, but that's my personal taste. Normally dark wood floors are preferred to give a touch of luxury to houses.

Thu, 18/04/2013 - 10:14

I have just installed a laminate flooring that perfectly simulates wood with the further advantage of being cheaper. It is very resistant to stains and also to impacts. Moreover, it doesn't need to be glued or nailed to a sub floor and its installation is very easy. The only disadvantage I can point put is the high susceptibility to moisture.

Mon, 22/04/2013 - 19:01

In my opinion laminate flooring is cheaper but also less durable than solid wood flooring. Nowadays, you can also install a solid wood flooring without nailing it to the sub floor thanks to a special self-adhesive underlay. I like walnut flooring, in my opinion the most elegant, but also white flooring, definitely the most stylish, especially if you live near the beach.

Wood requires less treatments than other materials: sweep and mop your wooden floor often and never use ammonia based products, especially if there are babies in your house. For strong spots use specific hardwood or laminate floor cleaners. If you want, use a natural oil, such as Jojoba, Tung or Linseed oil to nourish wood.
 

Wed, 24/04/2013 - 15:12
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