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Moisture movement is another thing to assess when selecting your floor. And with moisture I mean moisture in the air. Oak is a wood that stretches a great deal when the air is more moist . and when using an oak floor it ought to have more than enough space to extend (called an expansion gap) or else the wood will be buckling and making a very ugly and uneven surface. Every wood has moisture movement you just need to know how much . and see to it your specialist know what they are doing. And if your climate has a large temperature and moisture deviation you might want to pick a wood type that spreads barely .
Wood is separated in different grades to help to differentiate the aesthetic distinction among each piece of wood. The main three grades are: Classic, Character and Rustic. Timbers with a large colour variation will have the colour added to its grade. For instance Classic White Ash .Read more on: wood flooring
As with any wooden material you want to make sure it is sourced responsible and sustainable so taking a look at the label and checking what the label essentially says is a good habit to get into, not just for flooring. This counts especially when it comes to hardwood as still considerable bits of hardwood are still unlabelled because they are not grown eco friendly or even worse they just have some label stuck on it without any meaning.
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 supplier . Warranties usually only cover fabricating errors 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 simple things like lack of pressure during the bonding process or with cheaper floors not pressurized long enough.
The finest grade for wood is the classic grade it has the smallest colour deviation , the straightest grains and the least amount of knots. Character grade wood has more variety in colour and in texture , a wilder grain and some surface checks. Knots are up to 30mm in diameter and in hardwood. version they are usually filled in . Rustic Grade wood has even more pronounce . elements then Character graded wood and can include cracks and black knots. All rustic graded features are filled in prior to sealing but often could use a bit more sanding.
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 suitable for quite wet areas you just need to choose a floor that can handle it and make sure it is installed by a expert .
When choosing the finish for your floor the very first thing you would have to choose is how shiny do you want it to be then you need to know just how much traffic your floor is going to get and then you need to pick how often you are prepared to look after the finish.