If you were to ask your friends and family which type of flooring they’d choose in their ideal home, you can be fairly sure that wooden flooring would be very high up the list, if not perhaps even at the very top of it. To be honest, it’s not hard to see why that is - Wood has enduring appeal, it’s a natural product but it’s also very practical and long lasting, it’s also very easy to maintain and simple to clean.
So, when we talk about wooden flooring, what options are there on the market, and which are the most sought after forms of wooden flooring that prospective homeowners look for when viewing houses to purchase?
Wood Flooring Options in 2022
If you love the idea of a wooden floor but don’t know the type of floor you want to go for, you first have to choose between Solid wood flooring and Engineered wood flooring. There are different species of hardwood you can choose from when it comes to solid wood flooring, and the more exotic (and harder wearing it is), generally the more expensive it will be. One benefit of solid wood is that it can be refinished many, many times. It can also be stained in different colours, or lacquered / waxed so you can change its appearance, if you so desire.
Engineered wood, on the other hand, is made with plywood core layers over a real wood top veneer layer. Engineered wood is less expensive and easier to install, but doesn’t quite have the same prestige as solid wood flooring does. It is arguably harder wearing and more durable than real wood though, so there’s a real case to be made for choosing engineered wood over solid wood, particularly when budget is a constraint. Lastly the environmental credentials of engineered wood are very good in that engineered wood uses less trees to produce, plus it makes good use of waste wood products.
Time to contact your local Parquet Flooring Supplier
So, you’ve decided which form of wood you want your new flooring to be made from, now just left with a choice of design and style. Parquet Herringbone Flooring in Teddington is becoming more and more popular, well to be honest, it’s never really been out of fashion since it was first introduced. With Herringbone parquet flooring you have lots of different finishes to choose from your local parquet flooring supplier. You could choose a lighter finish if you want your room to appear larger, or a darker finish if you have a more traditional property and you want to draw attention to rugs and furniture. Whichever form of Parquet Herringbone Flooring in Teddington you choose, we’re sure you won’t regret it. Installation is quick and once your new floor is in place, the value of your home will be increased.