There is nothing like the charm, elegance and durability of a solid timber floor in a home. This type of timber flooring is surprisingly versatile as it can be installed as a new floor or over existing floors. Read on to learn more.
A solid timber floor is a floor that has been fixed to bearers and joists or a sub-floor using different nailing techniques. One major advantage of using solid timber flooring in your home is that the timber can be sanded and refinished a number of times without causing any problems and needing to be relayed. You can install solid timber floors over concrete or an existing flooring surface but you may need to install waterproof membranes to ensure that moisture cannot affect the floor.
The timber used in the flooring comes in different thicknesses so you can choose the right one for you. The thicker the timber, the more often it can be sanded before it needs replacing. Solid timber flooring comes in strip, hardwood, and parquetry form, each having their own particular charms. You can stain or finish the timber as you like but you can also get pre-finished solid timber which means that there is nothing to do once it has actually been laid.
You will need to have your solid timber floor installed by a flooring professional, or a carpenter may also be able to do the work (as they are experienced in working with wood). Make sure your professional is appropriately qualified and licensed and that they give you an accurate quote for the cost of the installation (if the price of it is not already built into the cost of the flooring itself).
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