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Choosing The Right Timber Floor

by jacks liam Floor Suppliers

There are various kinds of timber flooring options available which suit different properties and requirements. Whilst Solid Oak is still the most popular hardwood timber flooring that varies from ash to maple to even more exotic redwoods such as wenge, panga panga, and tiger wood to name a few.  The timber is also classified on the basis of its appearance you are trying to create. For example, in a barn conversion distressed means the timber has been aged for an older look whereas in a modern house, prime emerge as a better option as it provides that neat and close grained pattern.

There are many different finishes available and these days Limed is very popular for its bleached/washed look. Also, there are various colour options available. You can even re-finish your existing Hardwood Flooring using a variety of colours so a room can be completely revamped without spending too much on a new floor. Osmo Polyx Oil is a natural hard finish which is available in coloured or clear hardwax oil to provide timber with an easy to maintain, smooth finish.

One thing which you should always keep in mind when buying such products is the certification. Almost every state has some of sort of certification associated with timber; this proves that the timber is correctly forested without harming the environment. Most reputed companies are not only certified but they are also involved in re-plantation system to ensure the safe future of forests.

With regard to fitting, there are various ways to fit an engineered or solid floor. They can either be glued directly onto a screened floor finish or they can be secretly nailed onto old boards/joists or battens. There are still many companies that provide good quality old floorboards. Reclaimed pine is also quite popular and considered as a valuable addition to home. Floorboards can be lifted, treated, cleaned, re-machined and refinished, and the end result gives stunning timber flooring.

One of the most difficult question that homeowners come across on a timber floor is—which wood to choose? The wide variety of timber ranging from pre-finished to unfinished, softwood to hardwood, solid to engineered and prime grade to distressed, can make the entire selection process little exhaustive. Any reputable flooring contractor can help you in choosing the timber that is a perfect fit for you, your property and your family.

Another important consideration when choosing Hardwood Timber Flooring is that the company you are speaking to should be able to fit the timber as well. Even if you have already arranged the fitting, the supplier will need to have good knowledge about fitting to be able to advise on the correct fitting methods and resolve any emerging issue. It is also a good idea for the supplier to visit the property in advance to understand the flooring requirements and other technicalities involved. At the moment unfinished timber is quite popular because once this is fitted, you can change the colour later on, making it a versatile option. 


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