Timber Flooring Types
Solid Timber Flooring
Engineered Timber Flooring
Sanding and Polishing Solid Timber Flooring
Sanding is basically removing a very thin layer from top of the floor, which fixes all of the scratches and indentations of the floor. This will refresh your flooring to its original look.
Of course, the next step is to polish the flooring. Hardwood Flooring should never be left unpolished and raw. Polishing will add a protective coat on top of the hardwood planks.
When it comes to choosing the finishing coat, there are a lot of options available. Evidently the best possible option we recommend is water-based Polyurethanes. Non-toxic, low in VOC, durable, and wearing are just a few of its benefits.
Solid Timber Flooring Installation
Engineered Timber Flooring Installation
You can use glue as an underlay for Engineered Timber Flooring too, which means using an adhesive or glue directly on the subfloor, before laying Engineered Timber Flooring; This method is particularly suitable for concrete and wooden subfloors. We have to mention that, in the case of concrete subfloors, plywood must be used as underlay to prevent the dampness causing damage to the Timber Planks.
Another installation technique, which is more common, is the floating system. In this installation method, the Engineered Timber Flooring is not fastened to any part of the subfloors. Tongue and Groove joints are glued together. It is recommended to use a thin underlayment between the wood flooring and the subfloor.
Floating System technique gives you the opportunity to choose the pattern of the flooring based on your desire, providing a lot of choices including: Straight, Diagonal, Random, Herringbone, Chevron, Brick, and Basketweave patterns are the most common ones.
Random pattern is achieved by using planks with different lengths in a linear design, randomizing the joints.
Diagonal patterns show that planks shouldn’t always be parallel to the walls. You can place planks at an angle. This way the room space looks more open.
Chevron pattern is more durable in spaces with higher foot traffics because the planks are in line with the traffic.
Herringbone is very similar to the Chevron pattern. The only difference is that, in this pattern, the boards overlap each other. A benefit of this pattern compared to the Chevron pattern is that it doesn’t have the increased cost of mitering.
Timber Flooring Cost
Generally speaking, Solid Timber Flooring is more expensive than the Engineered Timber Flooring, but it is also more durable. So, you have to consider more factors in your choice.
Our experts are ready to help you with the cost estimation of Timber Flooring. We welcome the opportunity to introduce the latest products in the market to our clients.
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Is Timber Flooring the right choice for you?
Timber Flooring instantly adds value to any property. Because of the warmth and posh look and feel of it, and the natural wood used in production, it is valuable both economically and spiritually.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Timber Floors change over time?
Due to aging, Timber Flooring colors fade over time, which is mostly because of the sunlight. It is recommended to use rugs in the areas of direct sunlight, or use shades to redirect the sunlight.
How many years does Timber Flooring last?
Timber Flooring is a long-lasting and durable material. This product can last for decades, and they are easy to maintain.
How should I maintain the Timber Floors?
It is wise to protect Timber Floors from direct sunlight by using a mat or carpet. You can collect the dust of the shoes using a mat on doorways. For cleaning, you can use a vacuum, broom or wet mop with no chemical product. Timber Flooring must be protected against scratches by using pads under the furniture.
Is the Hardness of all Timber Flooring Types the same?
No, because different Timber Floorings are collected from different types of trees, their hardness is not the same.