12 April 2010

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If you are thinking of getting rid of a carpet and replacing it with hardwood flooring, you might benefit from some hints and tips on what type of floor would be most suitable. There are of course many types of different hardwood flooring now available with manufacturers vying for your attention. But if you go back to basics you should be able to finds something suitable.

Room suitability

Some rooms are more apposite to certain types of wood and colours of wood. High traffic areas such as the hallway might benefit from a very durable type of floor covering, whereas rooms which are used infrequently or on special occasions might benefit from a type of wood which focuses on looks rather than durability.

Wooden floor colour

If you have a bright and airy room you can just about get away with installing any shade of wooden flooring in the room. However if the room only has small windows or doesn’t see a lot of natural light, you might want to use a light shade of wooden flooring to reflect as much light as possible around the room.

Installation method

There are now many methods which can be used to install a new hardwood floor. New click methods, screwing or nailing and even gluing are all methods now used. Fitting a hardwood floor yourself can be fraught with troubles however as the inherent features of the wood make the job rather difficult.

If you are thinking of having a wooden floor installed in Surrey, Sussex or Hampshire, it’s worth talking to a wooden floor specialist who’ll only be too happy to help