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Colour and texture of the wood is not the only thing that determines the look of your floor. Patterns have a great influence on looks and can integrate the shape of the room. The 3 main 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 maybe this should have been the starting point of your selection.
Moisture movement is another thing to assess when deciding on your floor. And with moisture I imply moisture in the air. Oak is a wood that expands greatly when the air is more moist . and when using an oak floor it must have enough space to expand (called an expansion gap) otherwise the wood will be twisting and creating a very bad-looking and uneven surface. Every wood has moisture movement you just need to know 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 less .
As with any wooden product you want to make sure it is sourced responsible and sustainable so taking a look at the label and checking what the label actually implies is a good habit to get into, not just for flooring. This counts specifically when it comes to hardwood as still considerable 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.
In surface texture you have lots of alternatives to choose from, such as: Brushed, Hand scraped Distressed, Stained, Smoked, and Carbonised. Some surface type seems to stick to a specific type of wood. For example scraped is one of the most common types in oak flooring and all of it comes down to your liking. When you would fancy a wooden floor to be darker choosing a other surface method but sticking to the same type of wood might be an possibility to think about.
While you check the label it might at the same time be a good thing to ask for the variations in the warranty per wooden floor firm . Warranties usually only cover manufacturing mistakes and then you will notice. there is not much to go wrong with solid flooring. Engineered wood flooring on the other hand is a sophisticated gluing process where manufacturing mistakes can be made by basic tasks like lack of pressure during the bonding process or with less expensive floors not pressurized long enough.