If you want the most ideal wood flooring Somerset businesses can supply for your own, unique requirements, then there is some information you need to gather and some key decisions to be made. In our latest blog post, we run through a few of these to help inform your final purchase.
The first thing to assess is your budget: how much do you have to spend? It’s as well to get this fixed in your mind as early as possible, as price is an important factor in your final decision. However, wood flooring Somerset and beyond is definitely an investment and you should never make your decision solely on cost. If you do, you could end up with a floor that doesn’t last half as long as you expect it to, and end up paying more for its replacement in the long run. Next, think about the room in which you want the floor laid: what level of foot traffic does this space experience? Are there any conditions in that room that might affect your choice, such as moisture in a bathroom? Obviously, a hallway or kitchen will see more wear and tear than a bedroom and so will require a more durable floor covering. Rooms with sinks, where water is otherwise routinely used, or that suffer from damp conditions (such as basements) will need those factors taking into consideration. From here, you can begin to decide between solid and engineered wood flooring Somerset options.
For instance, the way engineered wood is constructed – with cross layers of wood - makes it more resistant to warping in damp conditions. Choose the right solid oak flooring Somerset option, on the other hand, and you will benefit from a flooring that will easily last around 100 years. Naturally occurring scratches and dints will add to the appearance, or the wood floor can be repeatedly sanded and varnished by an experienced floor sanding Bristol or Somerset based company. Engineered wood is much less tolerant of sanding and refinishing, and will typically need replacing sooner. If you are choosing from the selection of solid wood flooring Taunton based suppliers have to offer, then your next decision is the type of wood for your home. As mentioned, oak is a popular option, and so are maple and cherry. These are all hard-wearing and beautiful in appearance, not to mention being at the lower end of the solid wood flooring price range. More exotic species, like mesquite or teak, will cost you much more. Are environmental issues an important consideration for you? If so, ensure your Somerset wood flooring suppliers can attest to the fact that their products come from environmentally sustainable sources.
There are other choices to be made beyond this, naturally, but one of the most important is how aesthetically pleasing your wood flooring Somerset is to you. Wood is naturally practical and adds warmth and character to any room; and when fitted by an expert installer, will give you and your family a great deal of pleasure for many years to come.