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4 Types of Hardwood Floors for Your Home

Updated: Feb 28, 2019

Wood Floor Resolutions have been advising and installing real wood floors for our customers for over 15 years now. We work closely with our clients in Shrewsbury, Shropshire and across Worcestershire. We have large commercial clients and many discerning private customers who want their homes to look the best and for their floors to last a lifetime. Recently we have been helping a number of customers from further afield in places like Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield and Wilmslow in Cheshire. This is worth mentioning because we are not limited to the area we work and if you want quality craftsmanship then Wood Floor Resolutions are your best choice. Whether you’re undergoing a whole-home renovation or simply replacing an old floor, there is plenty to consider in the world of hardwood flooring. Depending on which room you choose for installing new flooring, the design in your home, the amount of traffic the floor will see, you will have plenty of factors impacting your choice between a variety of hardwood materials.

Here are some of the benefits of four of the most common types of hardwood flooring.


Solid Hardwood

Solid hardwood flooring is made up of one piece of wood, from top to bottom, regardless of the dimensions. Solid hardwood is available in a variety of thickness options. You also have great freedom of choice in a variety of species of wood, and the ability to have a completely custom, one-of-a-kind floor in your home that can be any number of colours or finishes. Solid hardwood is considered to be a good option for any room in the home, and they can be refinished by a professional 4-5 times, lending to a long life for your beautiful hardwood flooring.


Engineered Hardwood

Engineered hardwood differs from solid hardwood in a number of ways. Where solid hardwood is made up of a single piece of wood, engineered hardwood consists of layers of wood pressed together and glued. This allows extra stability to be engineered into the wood through alternating grain directions, preventing structural issues in the long-term. This gives you the full benefit of the finish/appearance of Solid Hardwood with the durability and resilience needed for a longer life. This is a highly recommended approach for most floors.


Floating Hardwood

Floating hardwood flooring means that the hardwood is not attached to the subfloor, as something like solid hardwood would be. It usually takes the form of a laminate or engineered flooring atop a soft padding layer, which helps to reduce moisture retention, reduces noise, and adds cushion above the subfloor. They are also easy to install, using a click-and-lock system or held together by glue.

Acrylic Impregnated

Acrylic impregnated hardwood flooring is most commonly seen in commercial contexts–especially large-scale ones. This process entails injecting the wooden flooring itself with acrylics. This creates a highly durable wood floor that is perfect for extremely high traffic areas, such as the hallway in a busy office.


Wood Flooring Installation and Maintenance from Wood Floor Resolutions

At Wood Floor Resolutions, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been proudly serving Shrewsbury, Shropshire and Worcestershire for over 15 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you!

Contact us on 07817 486467 or email us here.


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