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Colour and structure of the wood is not the only thing that affects the look of your floor. Patterns have a great impact on looks and can integrate the shape of the room. The three key patterns are: narrow strips, wide planks, and parquet squares. Narrow strips are the most common one to find in wood flooring and as some patterns such as a specific parquet square do not come in all wood type perhaps this should have been the beginning point of your selection.Read more on: - Design wood flooring services
As with any wooden product you want to make sure it is sourced sustainable and responsible so looking at the label and checking what the label actually says is a good habit to get into, not just for flooring. This counts especially when it comes to hardwood as still significant bits of hardwood are still unlabelled because they are not grown responsible or even worse they just have some label stuck on it without any meaning.
You also want to consider to what environment the floor will be exposed. Is it a high traffic area , like that of a coffee shop , or will it be in subjected to moisture such as the kitchen or bathroom . Yes there are floors suitable for quite wet areas you just need to pick a floor that can handle it and make sure it is put in by a expert .
Moisture movement is another thing to inspect when deciding on your floor. And with moisture I imply moisture in the air. Oak is a wood that extends a great deal when the air is more moist . and when using an oak floor it should have plenty of space to expand (called an expansion gap) if not the wood will be buckling and creating a very bad-looking and uneven surface. Every wood has moisture movement you just need to know just how much . and ensure that your fitters know what they are doing. And if your climate has a large temperature and moisture variance you might want to pick a wood type that moves barely .
When selecting the finish for your floor the very first thing you would have to decide is how glossy do you want it to be then you need to know just how much misuse your floor is going to get and after that you need to pick how frequently you are prepared to take care of the finish.
The finest grade for wood is the classic grade it has the smallest colour variety , the straightest grains and a minimum amount of knots. Character grade wood has more variance in texture and in colour , a wilder grain and some surface checks. Knots are up to 30mm in diameter and in hardwood. version they are generally filled in . Rustic Grade wood has even more pronounce . elements then Character graded wood and can incorporate cracks and black knots. All rustic graded features are filled in prior to sealing but typically could use a bit more sanding.
The basic choices go from Lacquer, Natural Oil to UV oil. Lacquer is the most durable of all finishes and with that also calls for the minimum amount of servicing even though scratches can still happen . Natural Oil is a bit . less durable but has the easy option that repairs can be made quickly which can fill in most scratches. UV Oil is a bit in between both. Lacquer, even matt once, do leave a clear indication that the wood floor has got a finish. The oils are far superior in concealing their presence as they get soaked up by the wood making it the preferred option if you want it to look like it is not treated.