How to choose the right solid wood floor

Picking your hardwood flooring/wood floors/real wood floors can be tough- here’s a guide to help you pick the perfect wooden floor/wood flooring. From hardwood to natural oak flooring our tips help you choose the right solid wood flooring.

Installing a wooden floor in your home will instantly add warmth and character said one leading interior designer. Wood flooring made from restored floorboards will add history to your home while wood floors comprised of new floorboards will provide a constant visual base when furniture changes in an open space.

With such wide choice of solid wood flooring available, it can be hard to make a decision as to which hardwood is right for you and your home.  A good place to start is your budget;

Real wood floors of any kind are an investment in your home, however often floors made from wide boards are more expensive than those made from narrow floorboards.  Experts advise that you should always choose a hardwood variety as these tend to be more hardwearing, and so will last longer than softer woods such as pine.

Natural oak flooring is one of the most popular choices of wood floor on the market at the moment. One of the main reasons for this is because this colour wood is neutral and compliments a wide range of decors.  Therefore, even if you fit a natural oak floor, and decide to change your décor this versatile choice of floor will still complement your home. Its also one of the easiest types of wood to stain and varnish, and is also one of the most environmentally friendly woods too.

Walnut oak flooring is a beautiful dark choice of wood, however this wood does scratch easily so is not ideal for floors which will be subjected to lots of wear and tear. It does however give any room a clean and modern look.

Beech flooring is harder than most choices of flooring, but it has a higher risk of being damaged by water and warping. It is a light toned wood, so helps to make rooms to appear bigger and brighter than they really are.

Cherry flooring is an exotic choice of imported hardwood flooring. It is a dark red colour, which over the years and with exposure to light will naturally become darker when it becomes a burnt auburn shade. It will add warmth to any room in your home.

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About us:  Easy Step Flooring is a privately owned company based in Heathrow specialising in solid oak wood flooring. Due to our vast national and international logistics network, we consider our huge range of wooden flooring range to be second to none. We supply flooring to the trade and retail business. We strive to work with reputable mills from around the world to ensure that our products come from sustainable sources.

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