Wood flooring is a timeless choice that lasts for years, and there are many options to choose from. Take a look at these types of wood floors to help you find the perfect wood flooring for your home.
Planks- Most wood flooring comes in planks that are laid out side by side. A planked wood floor is a classic choice that looks at home anywhere.
Parquet- Parquet wood flooring is small slices of hardwood arranged in a repeating pattern similar to tiles. There are many options when it comes to pattern, some are simple, like an arrangement of repeating alternation between vertical and horizontal, and others are more elaborate like chevron, checkered, or criss-cross patterns. Parquet wood flooring is interesting to look at and works well in a small space where the pattern won't feel overwhelming.
Hardwood- Hardwood is the oldest form of wood flooring. It is long-lasting, and you can refurbish it whenever you need to. Harwood can survive repeated refinishing but is more susceptible to damage from humidity.
Engineered Hardwood- Engineered hardwood is a thin layer of hardwood over layers of more humidity resistant materials, like composite wood. Engineered hardwood won't hold up to as much refinishing but is better in humid conditions.
Laminate- Laminate wood flooring is made from pressed wood and is most often the cheapest choice for wood flooring. It is stain and spill-resistant, making it the easiest option to clean up. Because it is thin, it's more prone to damage like cracking and bending, and it may not look as classy as real hardwood.
Teak- Teak is a warm, rich, brown wood with a nice shine. It is expensive, and you have to be careful to buy from a reputable source since many teak trees are harvested illegally. Teak is a beautiful choice for a Victorian-style home.
Oak- Oak is a popular wood flooring choice that can come in either a white variety or a red variety. It is a smooth flooring with a more matte finish than teak. It looks great in most rooms, but particularly in rooms with a lot of light, and is a good choice for a well-lit kitchen.
Ebony- Ebony wood flooring is a deep, almost black, color. It has a subtle shine and looks amazing in a room with white or cream walls where the contrast can really show off its color. Contact us to learn more.