There are three main variations of wood flooring; there is laminate, semi solid wood and solid wood flooring. The most obvious difference between solid and semi solid wood is that semi solid engineered wood is constructed of multiple layers of cross grain wood that are bonded together and have a 3mm-6mm solid wood finish. The advantage of this engineered board is that it can be floated on an existing floor whilst a solid floor is often recommended to be stuck to the floor.
Laminate floor is an alternative for those who want to avoid scratches and wear on the timber. The laminate layer offers a protection against indentations from daily traffic unlike other woods. Initially laminate floors when first launched where poor quality and finish but since then the designs have improved significantly and often cannot be told apart from solid timber finishes.
Below are just a sample of some links of the larger brands which may help assist develop different style and colour preferences. Please feel free to call John Murphy Carpets for assistance, a quote to arrange a measurement free of charge.
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