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Use Approved Trader to get specialist quotes on fitting engineered wood flooring for your home, comes in a giving it that real feel good factor. Flooring made from engineered timber comes in a diverse range of options, oak, pine, maple all popular options.
Engineered wood floors are popular option giving your home a natural feel, here at approved trader we will explain the differences between solid timber flooring, engineered wood flooring and veneer flooring.
Whether oak, maple, olive or walnut: wood creates a sensual feeling of space and conveys warmth. This is to be taken literally, as a wooden floor feels warm and absorbs heat easily. Also, the eye enjoys the natural look, it can migrate across growth rings and grain of the wood floor.
Solid wood plank flooring is a natural material, that can be used only after a certain storage and drying time. Solid wood floors are considered a relatively expensive, luxurious option in comparison to other. However, the price for the flooring planks can be offset because of the durability of the material that could last for several generations. If the surface is waxed or oiled, they can be partialy repaired in event of damage.
Engineered flooring combines real wood look and easy installation
While solid hardwood must be oiled, waxed or painted after installation, the surface treatment has already been the prefinished at the factory on engineered wood panels. The panels of the wood floor usually consist of three layers. The visible wear layer is made of solid timber, such as oak or maple, with a minimum thickness of 2.5 mm. Cheap conifers or other woody materials form the support layer. From the ecological aspects of this material gets plus points: the proportion of valuable timber is smaller, which can be seen by the lower prices of engineered wood panels vs solid wood panels.
Veneer floor has only a thin top layer of about 0.5 mm real wood and therefore can not be sanded, but will give you an attractive floor at a lower rate.
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Wooden flooring for wet areas
The surfaces of engineered wood floor coverings are designed and treated so that they can be used in heavily used residential areas and even in wet areas of the kitchen and bathroom.
Each type of wood flooring is characterized by its colour and its unique pattern. Light woods such as maple, birch, ash, alder and pine are something for lovers of Nordic style of living. Exclusive and high quality woods such as beech effect have a reddish colour. The colour palette of this hard natural material ranges from cream to medium brown. The wood has a quiet and elegant atmosphere and is very uniform in appearance. A very homogeneous structure and with a unique colour scheme, is the cherry. Your cream-colored sapwood is clearly differentiated from the reddish heartwood. A classic choice is the oak floor panels again with a range of slight different variations available, Oak is widespread and popular type of wood, traditionally used for flooring because robust and durable strength.