Just like our selection of doors – our flooring comes in a range of materials and styles. There are a number of things to consider when choosing a type of flooring. Given the wide selection – it can be difficult to choose which type of flooring to go with. Our experts will be more than happy to make suggestions based on your requirements.
Laminate flooring is always a favourite due to its affordability. It comes in a huge range of styles and patterns meaning you can find a laminate floor to go with virtually any décor. Laminate flooring is basically a plastic coating applied over a pattern, designed to look like wood. This is then placed on plywood or similar material. Our experts can show you the full range and answer any questions you may have on laminate or indeed any other type of flooring.
Solid wood flooring is the most natural type to go with. Made from solid wood it is completely natural and gives a real earthy feel to any room. Solid Wood flooring comes in a range of board sizes and of course materials, from the lighter coloured woods – right up to the darker tones. Solid wood can of course be stained to give a deeper colour where needed. As time goes on, solid wooden floors can be sanded, varnished etc. to give them that brand new look. Solid wood floors are typically more expensive – but can really hold their value over time. As with all wood, it can expand or change when subjected to different environments, temperatures. We ensure that all the wood we sell is ready for use.
Semi Solid Flooring
A semi solid floor is basically where a thinner layer of wood is glued onto a cheaper base – like plywood. This means that you get the advantages of a semi solid floor (it can be sanded and brought back to a new like appearance a number of times), at a cheaper cost. Please note that you can sand as many times as you would with a solid wood floor – due to the thinness of the wood.
Engineered Flooring is becoming more and more popular. With a solid wood surface, there are layers of plywood underneath. This can bring down the cost – but also adds extra strength and durability to each piece. Engineered Flooring can be laid on top of a good underlay, or even glued or nailed down. It is the ideal option for under floor heating.
All of the above options have a number of advantages that work in their favour – for example:
- Low Maintenance – all the above floor types are very easy to clean – spills are no longer a big mess!
- Will not stain like a carpet would
- All these flooring options are excellent for those with allergies, as they do not trap any dust or mites.