Wood flooring is an easy to maintain and highly versatile flooring choice. Having seen a real renaissance during the past decade or two, it’s easy to see why so many people find wood flooring appealing. Wood flooring has been the chosen option of castle and stately home owners for centuries. From highly polished, formal, narrow boards to rustic broad boards, there truly is a wood flooring option to suit every interior.
Wood flooring currently comes in two main varieties, solid and engineered. Solid wood flooring, as the name suggests, is wood flooring planks which have been cut from one piece of your chosen species and grade of timber and absolutely nothing else. Engineered wood flooring on the other hand, which has the advantage of being suitable for installation over under floor heating, is made up from plywood and solid wood. Layers of plywood, which are bonded together, create the highly stable base for the solid oak lamella or top layer which gives engineered wood flooring its real appeal.
White wood flooring as a shade is a highly desirable flooring option, particularly in ‘new England’ style interiors. The perfect backdrop for everything from blonde and distressed to even dark furnishings, white wood flooring as a shade is really stunning. Most commonly associated in interior design circles with white and off-white furnishings and the odd splash of colour, white shade wood flooring is an extremely confident style statement.