With having 2 dogs and a family who seem to walk in and through the house, it is a constant job to keep my carpets clean. Recently we have been talking about renewing our flooring and looking for a wooden floor. Ever since I owned my first home and found parquet flooring under a carpet I have had a love of wooden floor. Which is why we have been looking at engineered wood flooring.
What is Engineered Wood Flooring?
Engineered wood flooring is a popular real wood flooring option. It has long-lasting moisture resistance and a quality finish.
This seems like the perfect solution for our home, as I can keep the floors cleaner easier, without having to get the Hoover out 10 times a day. The decision to opt for real wood was easy, we have had laminate in the past but wanted to have real wood this time, which would also be longer lasting. As with the engineered wood it is durable and rigid, and would withstand the dogs walking through with muddy paws and hair everywhere.
Then came the hard part
What colour wood to get and more importantly what finish would we choose.
I never realised there was so many choices before we started looking. and we really could not decide on what finish to go for. Before we even started on what colour wood to choose. Luckily samples were available so we could see the flooring and make our decision before ordering online.
Things to consider when choosing wood flooring
The type of wood, as there is a choice of
- African Teak
The type of the wood
There is a section on the website, which explains about the different thickness of the wood flooring, and how to choose the correct thickness for where you are laying the floor. Plus also the thickness of the panels. They do have a help line to call if you are still unsure of which would be the best thickness to choose.
The finish and the colour of the wood
Lastly it is the colour of wood you want and the finish you would like.
Choosing the correct flooring is so important, this is an investment, so we want to make sure that we order the tight colour and shade. Having the samples help as you can visualise the flooring so much better. We have still not been able to confirm which we one we are going to go for.
Do you have wood flooring? What finish did you opt for?