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When planning to place wood flooring the first thing you want to inspect is the shape of the under surface as a more uneven surface could push you towards special engineered flooring rather than solid wood flooring. Or if it is truly crappy you would need to use some kind of underlay. This would also be a good thing to use if you are living in a flat and want to cut down on noise disruption to the neighbours below.
You also want to consider to what environment the floor will be exposed. Is it a high traffic area , like that of a commercial peremissis , or will it be in exposed to moisture such as the kitchen or bathroom . Yes there are floors suited for quite wet areas you just need to opt for a floor that can manage it and make sure it is put in by a expert .
As with any wooden product you want to make sure it is sourced sustainable so examining the label and checking what the label really says is a good routine to get into, not just for flooring. This counts especially when it comes to hardwood as still large 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.
When deciding on the finish for your floor the first thing you would have to decide is how shiny do you want it to be then you need to know the amount of traffic your floor is going to get and after that you need to pick how frequently you are willing to look after the finish.
Moisture movement is another thing to examine when picking your floor. And with moisture I mean moisture in the air. Oak is a wood that stretches greatly when the air is moister . and when using an oak floor it ought to have ample space to extend (called an expansion gap) or else the wood will be buckling and producing a very unsightly and uneven surface. Every wood has moisture movement you just need to know what amount . and ensure that your specialist know what they are doing. And if your climate has a large temperature and moisture difference you might want to pick a wood type that moves barely .
Colour and texture of the wood is not the only thing that has a part in the look of your floor. Patterns have a great impact on looks and can integrate the shape of the room. The three major 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 probably this should have been the beginning point of your selection.