Wood flooring is a classic beauty for any house. Considering its durability it becomes an obvious choice for many. Though it is very easy to maintain wood flooring, it has its own drawbacks. A new type of wood flooring which is modified version of wood, has been introduced in market. This has received lot of accolades and is in higher demand than conventional wood flooring. This new type of flooring is called engineered oak flooring.
Why prefer engineered oak flooring?
Normal wood flooring is not compatible with all types of weather conditions. It is said to get harmed easily by exposure to more or less than average humidity. Engineered oak flooring sustains against humidity easily. Since it is designed accordingly to adverse conditions it is suitable in all weather conditions. Also, all of the wood is used in making of this kind of flooring, and nothing is wasted. This makes it more eco-friendly. This would be a lucrative for all nature lovers.
What is engineered oak flooring?
Engineered oak flooring is fusion of multiple layers of wood (plies) under heat and pressure. The layers are usually arranged perpendicular to each other as doing that increases the strength of the flooring. Thin layers of wood are brought together to make this. While installing this flooring, a thick wear layer is made, which prevents the damage of wood from physical wear and tear. This floor has higher density than natural wood, making it stronger and better to use. This flooring can be directly glued on tile flooring or stone flooring. This saves the expenditure of demolishing the existing flooring. The only condition is the base should be flat.
Things to keep in mind while flooring
- Plank Size: Plank sizes for flooring come in various sizes. You can choose among the options available which size goes along with your house. Small plank sizes in rectangular shape gives a formal and office like look, while large planks give you a farm-house like look. So size of the plank matters when It comes to looks.
- Stain: Engineered oak flooring comes in various colors and stains. Depending on whether you want a lighter tone or darker, you can choose a particular stain for your home décor.
- Quantity: Always order 10% more planks than the exact carpet area of the house to be on the safer side.