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Choosing the right solid wood floor for your room (Part 1)

When it comes to selecting the most suitable floor type for a particular place within your home there are a number of things you need to bear in mind. The style and colour of the hardwood floor is obviously going to be a major consideration, but there are other factors that might influence your choice.

These articles will be looking at all the different things that may affect the decision that you make.

For a start it is worth remembering that hardwood flooring is a natural product and needs to be treated in a certain way. This is why it is always advisable to have it fitted by a professional floor layer. Once installed the boards are susceptible to movements because of the humidity and moisture within the environment.

Therefore, whatever flooring you finally opt for, you will have to think about the place where it is to be fitted and whether it is likely that the floor will be able to acclimatise quickly. This will be assessed by the professionals at the outset. You also need to take note that during different seasons it can result in dimensional changes to the floorboards.

Depending on your planned usage of the floor, you can choose between timbers with differing levels of hardness. This is just one decision you’ll have to make.

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