Beautiful solid wood flooring can look wonderful, developing a real sense of style and individuality and a modern, contemporary feel within any home. There are various forms of real wood flooring, each with a look that’s entirely its own. Aged or distressed flooring, the distinctive lines of parquet flooring, there’s engineered wood flooring and strip floors and also mosaic panels and end grain wood block floors.
Aged & distressed flooring
Aged wood flooring or distressed flooring presents a stylish, lived in look. It looks, for all your world, as if your flooring has been laid for a long time and adds a particular authenticity to your home. Aged and distressed flooring is also a very practical choice for both homes and commercial properties since it keeps looking good for longer. The rugged, worn, lived in appearance will not show the scratches and marks due to everyday usage. They are also a popular choice because they never require sanding unlike other styles of wood floors.
Parquet wooden floors certainly are a very popular choice and one of the reasons for this is a parquet floor can be laid in a wide variety of ways, with so many different patterns. modern stylish coffee table The patterns available are Herringbone, Double Herringbone, Single Basket Weave, Treble Basket Weave and Chevron. You can also choose parquet panels, parquet borders, parquet motifs and parquet floor medallions.
Engineered wood flooring
Engineered floors could be installed which either floating on underlay, are secretly nailed to existing wood sub floors or fully glued to the concrete or timber sub floor. Engineered floors have become good if you want to reduce the noise level in an area and they work well with under floor heating systems. Engineered wood floors can be found in an array of sizes from 14mm 3 strip floors to 20mm structural engineered wide planks. Strip Floors
There is wide selection of solid tongue and grooved strip flooring available which his obtainable in European Oak, French Oak, American Black Walnut, Wenge, Distressed Oak, Reclaimed Pine and Merbau. Strip wood floors, like engineered wood flooring, can be secret nailed to timber sub floors or glued to concrete sub floors but unlike engineered wood floors, they’re not recommended for use with under floor heating systems. Strip floors have become easy to maintain and will be sanded many times to refresh their look making them great value for money.
Mosaic Panels Mosaic Panels, also known as finger parquet, is an old style of flooring used a lot in the 1960’s and comes in European Oak, Mahogany, Teak and Merbau. If fitting mosaic panels to a wood or concrete base, an epoxy glue ought to be used if the panels have a felt backing then a spirit based adhesive ought to be used. End grain wood block floors
End grain wood block flooring comes in several wood species including European Larch, European Oak, European Smoked Oak, Pine and Spruce. The wood is cut over the growth rings to make a very different turn to that achieved using the more usual strip flooring. It is extremely hard wearing and so is fantastic for areas that experience a lot of foot traffic.
Wood floor repairs
From time to time your wooden floor will require repairing, either to eliminate scratches or stains or even to correct a floor that has been badly laid to begin with. Scratches could be sanded away using fine to medium sand paper but it is recommended that any stained floorboards be replaced because, depending how deeply the stain has entered the wood, you could have to sand quite hard to get the stain out which could mean that portion of flooring will not look the same as the rest.
If you are fortunate enough to inherit an original wood floor or want to restore a floor you covered years ago with carpet, you may need to carry out some repairs. This may involve replacing parts of the old wood floor with new wood. In the event you need to do this, you should source wood that, as closely as you possibly can, matches the initial wood, in colour and type.
Once the repairs have been carried out, the floor should be machine sanded to an excellent finish and any gaps filled. With this particular done you can go about staining the floor to your selected colour. Sometimes, stains in your flooring is only going to become apparent after the floor is machine sanded as well as after applying the new chosen finish. Should this happen, you may elect to replace that section or leave it since it adds character to your floor.