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What are the different types of wooden flooring?

 Wooden floorings are categorized into 3 types. They are,

1. Solid wood flooring:

Solid wood flooring materials are made of 100% natural wood. They are manufactured by cutting & finishing a single piece of hardwood.
The different types of hardwoods used in making them are oak, Burma teak, rosewood, cumaru, American walnut, maple, acacia, etc. They are available as parquet blocks or as single planks.

The main advantage of these floorings is, they can be sanded & refurbished several times throughout their lifespan. But, solid wood flooring is not recommended in areas that undergo a high level of moisture & temperature variations. 

The thickness of these floorings is between 18mm. to 22mm. Solid wood floorings are costlier when compared to other types of wooden flooring.

Usually, they have tongue & groove at opposite edges to interlock the planks while installing. 

The individual wood species carries its own natural texture & colors that give a traditional & rich look to the flooring.

2. Laminate wood flooring:

Laminate wood flooring is made of multilayered synthetic materials, fused together with a lamination process. 

The laminate flooring consists of 4 layers.

A backing layer 👉 to hold all the layers together & make them stable.

A core layer      👉 made of high-density fiberboard to provide the required structural strength.

A printed layer 👉 that provides the appearance of wood.

A wear layer    👉  to provide protection against wear & tear.

The laminate flooring is easy to install & is cheaper when compared to solid wood flooring.

To go through the FAQs related to laminated wood flooring, click here.

2. Engineered wood flooring:

.Engineered wood flooring is made up of multiple layers of wood having solid hardwood as the top layer. These floorings can be sanded several times as the top layer is thicker & is made of natural hardwood.
 The main advantage of these floorings over solid wood flooring is, they have been engineered or built to withstand variations in temperature & humidity.

The thickness of engineered wood ranges from 12mm. to 22mm.

When compared to solid wood flooring, they are cost-effective & easy to install.

Usually, they are available in planks having up to 7" in width & their length ranges between 12" -72".

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