Wooden flooring is very authentic and classy, giving a warm visual when you enter the room. Wooden flooring was first introduced in the year 1600 in the Baroque Era, where planks of wood are jolted together in different shapes and fixed on the floor. Most probably, all the old houses built in the 1950s have wooden floor types. In this article, we will be discussing the different wood flooring types available in America.
What are the benefits of wooden flooring-
- Strength and durability- all wooden floors are engineered or solid wood. They can stand for an extended period without losing their luster and appeal. We would recommend that top-quality wood be used as a flooring material.
- Easy to maintain- these wooden floors are easy to clean and maintain. They are unaffected by spills and dirt.
- Style- these floors are famous among interior designers for their classic design and ageless look. Its luster will fade in the passage of the years. But its look and elegance will remain the same.
- Easy to install- if done by professionals, then the flooring
Different types of wooden flooring-
- Laminate flooring- is a synthetic flooring material manufactured by fusing multiple layers of HDF or High-Density Fireboard and below that contains a moisture resistant layer and a natural photographic wood containing a protective layer. This flooring has a limited lifespan as it tends to swell up with time. Once the laminate flooring gets damaged, it cannot be repaired, only replaced.
- Solid hardwood flooring- these boards are made of solid wood and should be a thickness of 18mm to 20mm. This is long-lasting and will restore its original look if periodically sanded and polished. These hardwood floors include oak, maple, cherry, walnut, and mahogany. It tends to swell up during moist conditions and dry up during winter.
- Composite wooden flooring- is also known as engineered wood flooring. They are highly durable, resistant to moisture, and scratch resistant. They are manufactured in the factory, contain thin layers of wood bonded chemically, and have a protective surface coating.
How to maintain a wooden floor-
- Wipe away the spills immediately.
- Once a month, wipe the floor with some lacquer or oil
- Don’t walk with shoes on the wooden floor. This will help to prevent scratches or any dents
- Don’t glide any heavy furniture over the wooden floor.
To conclude, the steps mentioned above will help you protect your wooden floor from damage.