What are the benefits of Solid Wood Flooring?
When compared to both Laminate Flooring and Engineered Flooring, Solid Wood Flooring is a lot more expensive to buy and a lot of people contact us asking what the benefits are using Solid Wood Flooring instead of a cheaper alternative.
Solid Wood Flooring Benefits
There are several advantages to using solid wood flooring instead of either Laminate Flooring or Engineered Flooring.
- Solid Wood Flooring is a floor for life. Due to the thickness of the flooring boards and the fact they are made using solid pieces of timber so long as you care and maintain the flooring properly it will last a lifetime. Even when the surface finish begins to wear you can sand it off and refinish the flooring making it as good as new. This can also be done with Engineered Flooring, however as there is only a thin veneer of real wood it can only be done once or twice before exposing the core of the flooring.
- Solid Wood Flooring is excellent in barn conversions and period properties as there are several rustic oak and tavern oak options to choose from which look perfect in these type of situations and complement them nicely looking just like the original flooring.
- Solid Wood Flooring is thick enough in the majority of cases to be used as structural floor boards which are fixed to joists.
These are just some of the benefits Solid Wood Flooring has over both Laminate Flooring and Engineered Flooring. If you have any opinions on this subject or have additional benefits you think need to be considered please feel free to post your comments for everyone to see.
To view our range of Solid Wood Flooring which includes Solid Oak Flooring, Solid Walnut Flooring, Solid Bamboo Flooring and Solid Ash Flooring visit us at www.blueprintjoinery.co.uk