With lots of options available in the market, choosing the right type of floorboard is quite perplexing. The salesmen and shopkeepers show a lot of material and each has different opinions about the product they are showing, which gets the buyer further confused.
In order to avoid such situations, it is better to evaluate the lifestyle one is leading and select the flooring that suits one’s way of living. This is the only possible way to make an accurate choice.
In order to help those who intend to buy floorboards, a brief introduction to different types of floorboards are given below.
- Solid-Timber Floorboards Vs Engineered Floorboards.
Both kinds of flooring are made with real timber. The major difference, probably, between both the types of flooring is the way they are manufactured. As the name shows, solid-timber floorboards are obviously made with a solid piece of timber. This implies that these floorboards are made of timber through and through. On the other hand, engineered floorboards contain only one thin layer of timber which is visible on the top only.
The engineered timber board is cheaper and easy to settle. On the other hand, solid timber flooring based in wa has natural insulation and warmth.
- Timber vs Bamboo
Bamboo flooring is considered to be more flexible, environmental friendly, and durable. It is made out of bamboo and is stable and harder than timber. It is cheaper than timer and hardwood. However, acclimatization before flooring is necessary. In contrast to engineered flooring, they are not as resistant to moisture and therefore it is not a suitable choice for kitchen and bathroom. Moreover, they are not available in large variety of colours.
- Laminated floor vs Engineered flooring
Laminated floors are cheaper and are low maintenance. They can resist chipping, scratches, and burns. In contrast to engineered flooring, it has a printed image of a timber floor effect which is laminated to a backing board. This enables them to infuse any pattern and colour of timber. This is suitable for houses having kids.
- Softwood vs hardwood
As the name suggests, the main difference is in the hardness of the floor. Usually, true hardwood floors last longer than the softwood. On the other hand, softwood floors are resistant to seasonal changes
No matter what floor type one prefers to have at one’s house, all have some advantages and some disadvantages. One should make sure before buying that what suits one the best. One of the main things that a person should keep in mind is to ask the supplier about the cleaning and maintenance procedures.