There’s just something about the look of timber that gives off a beautiful character to any space, be it a home or a business.
The natural tones and variations of hardwood floors are simply gorgeous, providing a robust and warm feel.
The addition of wooden flooring brings a luxurious style that’s hard to imitate, and brings up the value of the property, too.
Compared to laminate it’s more hardwearing and can be sanded or even re-stained lasting for generations. It also provides a much more authentically natural and timeless look than concrete or tiles.
Most solid wood floors are recommended to be glued down or be floated.
Glued down: it’s installed on underlayment materials like cork,EPE foam,etcThey can also be installed over most flat concrete slabs, ceramic tile, vinyl flooring, providing these flooring are secured well to the underfloor and that any surface wax,dust,or glaze is completely cleansed and the surface is roughened up so as to keep enough adhesion for the glue.
Floated: This is a very fast, easy and clean installation method. Floating floors are not mechanically fastened to the subfloor: instead, each plank is glued together with wood glue applied in the tongue and groove. A foam-pad(3mm-10mm) is placed between the wood flooring and the subfloor to protect against moisture, reduce noise transmission, and “soften” the floor. This is the easiest and most versatile installation method.
A. It means the shape of board edge, it’s vividly displayed when two boards are jointed together. Please find the below two graphs and you will have a hands-on comprehension.
No. I would suggest using whatever width planks you prefer aesthetically. Actually a narrower plank will give you a more formal look and sense to your home. A wider plank (over 5 inches wide), will give you a more Country look and feel.Floor Color is a personal choice that would have more to do with your personal tastes and decor. A natural light colored wood floor will go with any decor and will lighten up any room, but not use natural dark colored flooring if your room decor is very dark.