For a timeless and traditional look, you can do no better than wood flooring. While more expensive than other options, many Milton Keynes, Buckingham and Olney residents find its regal, natural charm well worth the price tag. We supply and install two varieties of wood flooring: solid and engineered. Below, we’ve looked to explain their similarities and differences, to help you make an informed purchase decision.
Solid wood flooring boards, the authentic “real deal”, are each crafted from a single piece of wood and are typically fitted together via tongue-and-groove interlocking. There’s a variety of types of wood you can choose from, each of which has its own characteristics; some are known for being extremely hardwearing, some are praised for their rich tones and patterns, and many boast both these traits and many more! Whatever type of wood you opt for, you’ll get something that has a warm and natural appearance, feels fantastic under your feet, and will only become more valuable over time; antique wood floors are very popular and sought after, after all.
QC Flooring is proud to work with Woodpecker Flooring. We stock their solid, engineered and bamboo flooring products with a range of different joint types: Tongue & Groove, Loc Joint, Clic Joint. They come with different options for the finish, such as: Oiled, Sawn, Matt Lacquered or Lacquered. They’re even customisable with different trims, and we can select different underlays or adhesives to best suit your needs and the environment in which the flooring will be installed. In short, when you choose QC Flooring to install Woodpecker products, you’ll get something perfectly tailored to your requirements.
Speaking of installation, it’s important to know that when investing in wood flooring it should always be carried out by experienced professionals who won’t cut corners or deliver sub-par workmanship; this is exactly what QC Flooring can offer. Our solid wood flooring products are available in a real range of grains and colours, as well as with the aforementioned trims and finishes, so you can find something that suits your wider property – whether you’re going for a traditional, or sleek and modern interior design scheme.
If you’re looking to get the hard wood aesthetic but without the associated price tag, engineered wood flooring is a fantastic option. It’s comprised of three to four layers of wood glued together; softwood contributes to the central, core strength of the board, while plywood layers add further stability. The top layer is a real wood veneer, which if damaged, can be sanded back just like solid softwood and hardwood planks.
Engineered wood flooring will either require adhesive or call for a “click and lock” style installation, depending on the product you opt for. Our Milton Keynes, Buckingham and Olney clients have had engineered wood flooring fitted in all sorts of spaces: from living rooms and dining rooms, to bedrooms and kitchens. Bathrooms, due to their exposure to high levels of humidity, are less suited to engineered wood – despite the product’s high level of resistance to warping.
One major advantage that engineered wood flooring has over natural wood flooring is that it’s less liable to dry out and warp, or expand and contract due to sitting over an under-floor heating system. So if that’s how you keep your property nice and cosy, it may be a way to still enjoy the rich and textured aesthetic of wood. We have six separate ranges, each of which brings something different to the table and looks to capture the charm and appeal of Britain’s natural environments.