Nothing can compare to the indulgent feeling of solid wood floors underneath your bare feet. For decades, solid wood has been considered a luxury item to install in the home of office. This is due to its timeless elegance that are not dictated by fading fashion trends. A quality set of solid wooden flooring will last you years to come.
What is Wooden Flooring?
On numerous occasions, we’ve been asked to explain the difference between solid wood floors and laminates or vinyl. The answer is really quite simple. Solid wood flooring is composed of planks that are milled from a single piece of timber. Instead of a top layer of laminate or vinyl that are produced to replicate the appearance of wood, solid wood floors naturally have these patterns. Did you know that it is not uncommon for century-old buildings in Europe to still have the original wood floors? This alone shows the durability and strength of solid wood.
How to Install Solid Wood Flooring
One of the most brilliant features for solid wood flooring is perhaps the click in function. Our wood flooring is engineered to have grooves that click into each other. The adjacent planks are kept in place solely by physical contact, without the necessity of using adhesives or nails. To ensure that the floor is installed correctly. First prepare the subfloor by levelling and smoothing it out. Also keep in mind that wood does expand according to the environment, therefore, it is suggested that a space of a few millimetres is left between the floor and the walls. For professional installation, leave us a message with the form on the right side of your screen. Our in-house technicians or one of our recommended installers will be more than happy to assist.
Environmentally Friendly and Sustainable
At Finfloor, we only source our products from wood manufacturers that are sustainable and responsible. We avoid the use of surface boards that are milled from exotic or endangered tree species.
Wood Floor Maintenance
The last thing you want for your beautiful solid wood flooring is an ugly scuff mark or a deep scratch. Therefore, it is suggested that you routinely maintain your floors. Here are some maintenance tips:
- Soak up accidental spills and don’t let stagnant pools of fluid stay for too long.
- Clean the floors with a damp cloth and don’t use excess amounts of water.
- Avoid dragging furniture across the floor.
- Use a vacuum cleaner to pull out the dust between the joints.
- Trim your indoor pets’ nails.
- Detergents that contain ammonia may damage or stain the wood.
- Avoid brooms with hard bristles.
Another big advantage of solid wood flooring is that it can be easily replaced if it’s damaged. You would not need to replace your entire floor, instead, simply replace the damaged plank with a new one. This greatly reduces repair costs and effort.
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