Nothing can be more beautiful than wooden floor in your house. It gives your apartment classy, cozy and luxury look. Easy to take care and stylish for every decor, here are very useful details about wooden flooring in Auckland.
TYPES OF WOODEN FLOORING
There are two main types of wooden floors: Solid and Engineered. Both of them look fantastic and classy, but there are some differences you should know.
Solid wooden floor is what you first imagine about wooden flooring: big pieces of wood from top to bottom. Solid wooden floors can be used in every room, including kitchen and bedrooms. The only place we do not recommend you using solid wooden flooring is a basement.
Engineered wooden floors are floors created with manufactured woods. Generally engineered wooden floors have several layers. Some of the layers can't be seen as they are designed to make floor stable. Different layers can be created from different wood species.
You can choose from almost 50 species of woods available for wooden flooring in Auckland. You decision will depend on style, color, price another factors.
Yes, wooden floors are beautiful and classy but you should also consider that you should take care of your floor. If you are retired couple of live alone is will be easier to take care of your wooden floor. If you have children and a big family choose more resistant wood species. The Janka scale measures how easily wood will dent. For instance, Rosewood rank according to Janka Scale is 1780 ibf, while Ironwood has hardness of 3,260 lbf. It means Ironwood will be more resistant to scratches and will not dent easily.
FACTORY-FINISHED FLOOR VS SITE-FINISHED FLOOR
All king of wooden floors must be finished. If you choose site-finished type your floor will be finished in the room it is installed. Big advantage of site-finished floor is that you can choose the type of finish applied to the floor. However, process of finishing is very noise and time consuming. Take this factors into consideration before making a decision. If you have children living in a house where floor is finished can be very stressful and hard to handle.
With factory-finished wooden floors finish is applied in a factory, long time before you purchase them. That means you don't have to spend time and money finishing the floor.
Some people prefer glowing finish and some prefer matte finishes. Generally, there are three types of finish: glossy, semi glossy and matte. Choosing finish is just a matter of preference and nothing more.
Before making decision do a proper research about food flooring in Auckland. Choose the specie of wood suitable for you needs. Pay attention to its ranking in Janka scale and its color. Light wooden floors are hard to keep fresh and good looking thank darker tones. Find several companies in your area that do the job, compare prices and time they require to do the job and only after that make the final decision.