Are you confused over which wood flooring is best for you ? Here is my guide to wood flooring.
Engineered Wood Flooring?
So many of us now are using wood flooring throughout our homes.
I personally love wood floors and will not have carpet in our home again. Living with a Springer Spaniel no matter how many times he gets clipped can scatter his hair over the carpet. For me wood flooring is the way to go when you have pets. A few rugs large and small and that’s perfect for me.
The question is though which type of flooring should we go for ? having done another load of research this time of Engineered wood flooring I have found some answers.
If you are living in an old Victorian home the likely hood of you having original solid wood flooring is very high, although as much as we get excited about pulling some old carpet up to find that old wood floor beaten and battered. So do we strip back and sand down and replace the old broken planks with new???? or do we go with a uniformed look throughout the home? because again getting original flooring throughout the entire house nowadays is usually unheard of. As you know through the decades carpet was stuck down or planks taken up to replace broken ones leaving a patchwork of glued and damaged ones.
So as to not confuse any more I am going to give you a guide as to what Engineered wood flooring is and what it can do for you in your home.
Engineered wood flooring is a thin layer of hardwood on top of a high quality plywood. Its is easy to use in comparison to solid wood flooring. If doing it yourself. Always make sure you know what your doing before laying a floor. If unsure ask for advice.
It is moisture resistant. Thanks to the plywood base it deals with moisture a lot better than Solid wood.
You can use engineered wood flooring over the top of underfloor heating. These are just a few of the plus reasons.