The Best Wood Types for Hardwood Flooring

30 August 2019
The Best Wood Types for Hardwood Flooring

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When it comes to hardwood flooring for your home, there are so many different types of wood that are available that it can be hard to know where to start. If you are considering wooden flooring in Surrey but are not sure which would be the right one for your home, then read our short guide and we will take a look at the different types of wood and what type of rooms they might be best suited to.

Durability

When it comes to the wide variety of hardwood flooring types that are readily available, there are some that are more durable than others. Woods such as oak and walnut are incredibly popular choices and with good reason. These woods are both from deciduous trees that take a very long time to grow. This makes them denser and therefore more durable than other woods that take far less time to grow and are therefore less dense. Whilst these wood types may be more expensive to purchase, they are well worth the investment. And, with the right care and maintenance, they will last a very long time.

High Moisture Areas

Wooden flooring is becoming an increasingly popular choice for those rooms in the home that are classed as higher moisture areas. In addition to the bathroom, this category of rooms might also include the kitchen. Whilst the kitchen can also be deemed a high traffic area, it can be prone to more moisture than a hallway. It is important to look for a flooring that is able to cope with any spills that might occur in the kitchen from a dropped glass of water to a small puddle forming near the sink if the water overflows.

Obviously, it is important to ensure that any such moisture is dealt with as soon as possible to ensure that as little damage as possible occurs, but you want to ensure that the flooring that you do choose is able to cope with occasional spills. Oak, maple and Walnut are all excellent choices when considering flooring for the kitchen. We also offer an extensive range of waterproof laminate flooring in a seemingly endless range of colours. 

High Traffic Areas

High traffic areas such as the hallway will see a lot of footfall, and this will tend to fall mostly in the centre of the room. In order to ensure that your flooring remains stunning for as long as possible, it is really important to choose a flooring that is very durable, such as oak or walnut as mentioned previously. This is because they will be able to withstand the frequent footfall much better. 

If you’re having trouble deciding on which wood suits your needs best, why not get in touch today – we’d be happy to talk you through which hardwood flooring might be best for each area of your home.