The Advantages of Solid Wood Flooring

Solid wood flooring will always be a favourite flooring option if you’re going for that ‘classic’ look and feel. Here we will be explaining the advantages of solid hardwood floors.

What is solid wood flooring?

Solid wood flooring is basically as it sounds. Each board is made from a solid single piece of wood, usually around 18-20mm thick.

It is usually fitted using a tongue-and-groove system, which features tight seams, but requires to be glued or nailed down.

Here is a list of the different types of wood flooring that are available to you.

What are the pros and cons?

Here we run through some of the advantages this wooden floor offers compared to other types of flooring, such as engineered wood flooring

Fitting solid wood flooring

Because of the tongue-and-groove system used for fitting solid flooring, it can feature tight seams, making it very durable.

solid wood flooring | stack of solid wood flooring slats

Sanding solid flooring

Solid wood flooring is a solid piece of wood, meaning it can be sanded back to restore its former glory after natural wear and tear.

The number of times you can sand the wood is determined by how deep the tongue is set from the top of the board.

If you take proper care, clean, and maintain your solid wood floor, it can last a very long time, and is a great long term investment.

It is naturally beautiful

Not only does it feel amazing to walk on, but you also have a wide variety of styles to work with and can pick and choose the species of wood, cut pattern and finish.

With everything, there are always some disadvantages.

Solid wood doesn’t like humidity/water

Solid wood can be prone to swelling and warping if it gets into contact with humidity, water or extreme changes of temperature.

We recommend staying away from laying solid wood flooring in places like kitchens, bathrooms and basements.

Installation of solid wood

We don’t recommend doing this yourself, always seek a professional. Installing solid wood floors can be tough because it has to be glued or nailed down. Fitting the individual boards together can also be difficult, because the tongues can break off if special care isn’t taken.

If you ever wanted to remove your wood flooring, this cannot be done without significant breakage – there’s a reason they’re so durable!

For more information on solid wood flooring click here.

Sussex Floor Restoration

Looking at restoring your hardwood or parquet floors? Look no further than Sussex Floor Restoration.

We provide floor restoration services to a host of different audiences including schools and other commercial buildings, but we also work with domestic clients to improve the look of flooring in your home.

Get in contact with Adam and his team today at 01444 810505, or fill out or form here.

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