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Types of Wooden Flooring

The first thing that confuses some people when buying wood flooring is what type they require. Here at Maples & Birch you have the choice of Solid Wood, Engineered and Parquet Flooring. We have some informative guides to give you more information on these different types.

Solid Wood Flooring

Each board Is made from a single piece of timber, usually with a tongue and groove joint, on the ends as well as the long sides. We normally recommend that all of these floors are fitted by an experienced floor layer. Wood is a natural product and is susceptible to dimensional changes due to moisture and humidity – each installation needs to be professionally assessed and the floor acclimatised before installation commences. Solid Wood Floors gives you the assurance of a solid structure with an air of quality that enhances any home adding value to your property along with ease of maintenance.

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Engineered Flooring

Real wood engineered floors offer added stability and a greater variety of design. They are normally constructed in 3 layers, using the chosen species as a top wear layer, with a central core of either softwood*, high density fibreboard (HDF) with a balancing spruce veneer, or birch plywood. Our range of Engineered Woods have a top wear layer from 3mm to 6mm depending on the product.

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Parquet Flooring

Parquet flooring has been around for over two centuries and was an indication of opulence in a grand design of buildings and rooms of the time. Parquet became very popular between the Edwardian and Thirties period and is recognised by most people as being small blocks or bricks of wood set out in a pattern as a floor to reflect the style of the owner. Parquet flooring is most suitable for solid floors i.e. concrete, which would most likely to be on the ground floor of the house like the hall and living space.

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Can't Find What You Are Looking For?

If you are unable to find a particular type of wood floor you desire then worry not as we have access to the most comprehensive range of wood floors and exotic species in the UK, so challenge us to find your floor and fill in the request form.

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