Wood Flooring: An Added Enhancement with Wood Furniture in Home Decor
10 Feb 2011- Wood furniture of a house complements well
with wooden flooring. In most modern homes today, wooden floors are seen as
this is a product of natural beauty, durability besides being affordable,
environmental friendly and can easily be maintained. With a wide variety of
styles and selections, wooden floors are also seen in the interiors of many
commercial areas and offices. For wood flooring, there are various factors
to consider like the several species, colors and grain variations. It is
seen that wood floors complement well with any types of fabrics,
furnishings, furniture and accessories in a home and enhance the unique
personality of the room as a whole.
- Douglas Fir
- Hickory /Pecan
- Pine etc.
Most Popular Colors
Red oak natural or Maple natural or Oak white,
Pine yellow are the preferred choices. Infact any wood color looks good. For
formal or traditional interiors , darker colors look good and for country,
casual and contemporary settings, lighter colors are preferred. There are
many choices when selecting the right wooden floor for the rooms in your
Types of Wood Floors
Solid Hardwood Floor:
This is solid constructed floor made of
hardwood. Solid hardwood flooring come in a wide range of styles and
dimensions, with each plank made of solid wood and milled from a single
piece of timber.
Solid Hardwood Flooring
Engineered Wood Floor:
Engineered wood flooring is made of two or
more layers of wood in the form of a plank. The wood grain alternate in
opposite directions giving this product more stability. The top layer is the
wood that is visible the installation is done. This product comes in various
ply's ( layers), most being 3-5 ply.
Wooden Engineered Floor
Acrylic Impregnated Wood Floor:
Here a real wood veneer or the wood
grain is injected with an acrylic material or liquid acrylic and then
hardened using a special process. This type of wood is very durable and
hence suitable for applications in high traffic areas like kitchen,
restaurants and malls etc.
Wood Floors Styles
Strip Wood flooring has a linear effect and a groove
construction. Available in 1-1/2", 2 1/4", or 3 1/4" thick,
they can be solid or engineered, unfinished or prefinished. This type of
style gives the illusion of a larger and more open space.
Plank hardwood flooring is linear, and has more width, starting from 3"
to 8". There are wider planks as well that can be 12-14" wide .
Like strip, they can solid or engineered, unfinished or prefinished.
This style represents a series of wood pieces joined together in such a
manner that they create a geometric pattern on the floor. The pattern often
repeat in the piece from 5/16" (glue down) up to 3/4" (nail &