choosing wooden flooring
Engineering or solid flooring credit: phongvan00 @ morguefile the first decision you need to make is whether you need solid hardwood flooring or engineered hardwood flooring.
Do not be delayed by the word \"engineering;
That doesn\'t mean you\'re looking at the laminate floor.
Solid, hard board sounds like this.
The sturdy construction does make this floor more susceptible to changes in the atmosphere, such as heat and moisture.
It is generally not recommended to install solid planks below the ground or in the bathroom.
Engineered hardwood floors are glued together from three to ten-story boards, with greater durability than solid hardwood boards.
Layers are called layers.
Generally speaking, the higher the number of plows, the greater the stability of the board.
Board size: the width of the board will affect the overall feeling of your room.
The wider board is more suitable for form, luxury and refinement.
They will be a great choice for formal living rooms and dining rooms, but if your home has a more relaxed feel for it, you may consider a smaller width.
Anything less than 3 inch wide is often called a strip, not a board.
The small strip provides a good floor for the bedroom and family room.
There are various lengths on the market today.
While they usually correspond loosely to the width of the board, this is not a rule.
Generally speaking, boards and strips sold at different lengths, regardless of the formal level, add a classic or traditional feel to the room.
Credit: jade @ morguefilthe thick plank will give you the idea of strength.
A big determinant of choosing the right thickness for the floor is the depth of the floor under any adjacent floor, and your new hardwood floor will be installed next to it.
If you want solid hardwood floors to last as long as your house, choose a thicker board.
This gives you the flexibility to Polish and re-
If you want to do this, complete the floor in a later state.
While there are only a few edge styles to choose from, this is probably one of the most confusing areas when choosing hardwood floors for your home.
The edge styles include the oblique and straight edges.
The diagonal sides gradually become thinner from the side so that when the two boards are mounted together, it produces a V.
This style helps cover up any irregularities under the floor.
For informal room styles such as the country kitchen, the diagonal side is usually appropriate.
Because there is a solid outline around each floor, this is usually a good choice if you look at very unique wood or grain patterns.
You can also see Micro
Tilt or ease the edges and ends.
These are also oblique edges, but usually have a shallow groove between the plates.
If you like the traditional look but don\'t want it to look too much like a country house, this is usually a good choice.
The straight side floor needs a very flat lower surface, because if not immediately, the changes will show up over time.
Since there are straight lines on all sides (right angle)
The whole surface is flat.
Not only does this make your floor generally easier to clean, it also provides a modern and formal look for any room type and wood color as well as wood finish: the types of wood used to make wood floors vary in different parts of the world.
Oak, birch, mountain hair and pine trees are the most popular wood in North America.
These are all used because of the strength and price of the forest, although some are more than others.
Each wood has a unique color and whirlpool pattern associated with it.
The more swirls and knots of wood, the more casual the room feels.
The lighter wood also does a better job of hiding the slight scratches and marks produced over time.
If you are looking for a wood with a red color, consider using a red oak or mountain-haired tree.
If you like the tan wood, consider using birch or pine trees.
White Oak is a brown wood, but it may also look gray depending on how it is treated.
It is also one of the most durable wood on the market.
In addition to the natural color of the wood, your floor is usually dyed to show the texture and natural color of the room.
More formal rooms prefer dark colors, while yellow tones suggest a sense of country or leisure.
While this is one of the biggest effects on how your room feels, the final stain handling can be the last decision you make because of all the other factors, for example, both wood type and edge options work.
In the end, you will usually be in a high
Your floor is glossy or matte.
One of the main reasons for choosing low
The glossy or matte finish floor is because it helps to hide scratches and dust.
However, the high gloss floor is considered to be a very elegant and formal surface treatment for the room.
If you install the floor in a busy area, take the time to consider the maintenance requirements before using the glossy finish.
Installation method: kevinrosseel @ morguefile if you intend to install hardwood floors yourself, but have limited experience in laying the floors, you may consider using works that can be glued or floating
Floating Wood means that the board or strip is locked on itself, not under the floor.
The DingTalk can connect the engineering board or the solid board according to the thickness.
However, if you want to use a thick solid wood board, you may need a professional to install it because it needs to use nails.
While choosing wood flooring for your home involves many factors, the basic guide to terminology should help you find the right direction.