Wood flooring as an interiors solution has really grown in popularity over the past decade or so. Recognised by the rich and famous as the preferred flooring option for centuries, wood flooring is commonly seen in castles and stately homes. Today, wood flooring options are extremely varied, meaning there’s always suitable solution, no matter whether you’re creating a formal, traditional room setting or a shabby chic, modern affair.
Wood flooring comes in two main options, solid and engineered. Solid wood flooring, as the name suggests, is wood flooring which has been cut from single pieces of your chosen grade and species of timber. Engineered wood flooring on the other hand is wood flooring which has been created by bonding layers of plywood together and topping them with a solid oak lamella or top layer. Engineered wood flooring should not be confused with laminate flooring which is not made of wood at all but is an imitation.
Dark shade wood flooring has seen a huge rise in demand over recent years. Adding immense charm and style to modern and traditional interiors alike, a dark shade wood floor is a stunning backdrop against which you can showcase your furnishings. Dark shade wood flooring has a tendency to be more expensive than lighter shades purely because it is in shorter supply. One way of achieving a dark shade of wood flooring on a budget is by choosing thermo treated wood.