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Thin Wood Flooring For Greater Flexibility

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The demand for thin wood flooring is going up. For anyone who is of the notion that ‘chunkier is better’ when it comes to any construction or interior material, this may seem odd. But there are really good reasons for choosing thin wood flooring in certain circumstances and in this article we’ll explore them so you can see whether or not this option might work for you.

The first thing to say about thin wood flooring is that it’s incredibly flexible for many different reasons:

  • First, it’s engineered wood flooring, so this means you can literally use it in every room in the home. That can’t be said for solid wood flooring for example, which isn’t normally recommended for use in rooms where temperatures or moisture levels are likely to fluctuate, such as kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Second, it tends to be more competitive price-wise than thicker engineered wood flooring options. That’s because there is less raw material required to make each board. Although the construction process is the same, so the effort input is more or less the same, there’s simply less of it, so it’s normally slightly cheaper.
  • Third, it’s ideal for use where you have under floor heating. Why? Because it lets the heat pass freely and quickly into your room making your system more cost efficient and your room warmer faster.

Although there are certain circumstances where thin wood flooring wouldn’t work, there’s no getting away from the fact that it has much going for it. You’ll see that the top layer of these boards are 14mm thick. It is this element that makes the wood ‘thin’.

With more and more people enjoying the many benefits that under floor heating brings, it’s easy to see why this thin wood flooring range is so popular. With no need for your walls to be cluttered with radiators any longer, both the size and flexibility of your room suddenly seem to get multiplied by ten at least! You can put your furniture wherever you want it and you’re no longer worried about the sofa blocking the heat or your prize chest of drawers getting damaged by being too close to the radiator. All those worries are gone. You can put your furniture where you like and move it around as often as you like.

When it comes to choosing the right thin wood flooring option for your home, your ultimate choice will depend on the style of interior you’re hoping to create. Here are three very different solutions that we’ve seen used to great effect in three very different interior settings:

Traditional, classic wood flooring look

This natural engineered oak smoked brushed and UV oiled floor is the style of wood flooring that springs to mind for most people when they think of wood flooring. With its traditional, classic oak look, this floor works no matter where you choose to install it. We’ve seen it used to floor entire apartments or used in selected rooms to great effect. It never lets you down, and is a safe, long term choice is you’re looking for an investment floor at a great price. It also benefits from a UV oiled finish which enhances its natural look and means that it’s protected from the harmful rays of the sun.

Ultra-modern, yet not something you’ll tire of

Once again, this thin floor is natural grade, engineered, but this time comes in a spring grey colour, which is what makes it so modern and fresh. But the great thing about this particular solution is that it’s not so modern that it’ll look out of place in a couple of years’ time. Even though its overall feel is grey, it still has a really natural wood flooring overtone to it. What this means is that you get a truly up to date look without an expiry date when it comes to style. The other great thing about this floor is that it is click system, which means that even a relatively inexperienced DIY-er should be able to fit it, no problem at all, which is a real bonus.

A real top of the range feel that won’t break the bank

Black wood floors are synonymous with class and style and this flooring option oozes both. And at just over £30 per square meter, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this floor cost 4 or 5 times that once you see it fitted. This natural engineered oak that’s been black tea UV oiled is a real stunner. Ideal as either a single room style statement or a full house backdrop, this floor will never disappoint, and like the option above is unlikely to go out of date. This means that you can choose it with confidence.

If you’re looking for a thin wood flooring solution for greater flexibility but you’re not sure which option would work best for you, why not get in touch? At Wood and Beyond we’ll help you make the right choice for your project every time. And you get great prices and guarantees to boot. What more could you ask for?

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