5 Things to Consider When Choosing Timber Flooring

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Solid wood flooring is a brilliant choice regarding its appearance and durability.

Choosing the right timber is incredibly vital as this will affect the overall look of the room and is also important for practical reasons – is it hard wearing enough to withstand a lot or a little football?

Chandler Ford Timber recommend taking the following five factors into consideration when choosing to purchase any type of solid wood flooring.

Colour: There are many timber species and they each have their own unique colour. Take time to consider what will suit the atmosphere you want to create in a room.

Grading: This essentially describes the characteristics of the floor that you select e.g. type of grains, colour variations, size and quantity of knots.

Hardness: Entirely dependant on where you want your flooring installed, it is important that you choose a timber wood that has the appropriate hardness.

There are hardwoods and softwoods – both can be used for flooring but have different properties.

We’ve covered what you need to know about hardwood and softwood timber on our blog page!

Style: Are you looking for wide boards or strips of flooring that give a busier feel? You can also play around with textures in a room and completely alter the feel of the atmosphere.

Finish: There are different surface finishes available including matte, high-shine and/or subtle sheens.

There is much to consider when choosing a timber wood for you flooring, but we hope the above advice makes the decision that much simpler!