The flooring that you install in your home should last several years before you even have to consider replacement. If your flooring isn't lasting that long, chances are, you aren't choosing the type of flooring that will fit into your lifestyle very well. This blog is all about choosing flooring that will fit into your lifestyle and last you many, many years before you have to rip it up and replace it. You will also find tips for keeping it looking like new as it survives the abuse that your family, friends and pets put it through during the course of the year.
Renovating your floor is a smart home upgrade. A new flooring product is going to have a huge impact on the style of that room. Whether you are going to redo your entire house or just on a couple of rooms, you need to consider the various materials on the market. This article shows why composite wood floors are perfect for any room.
What is Composite Wood Flooring?
There are many different types of wood flooring. A composite floor is one that is made up of various different types of wood. Usually, they have a layered design that consist of several pieces of wood that are glued together.
The cheaper styles are made out of layers that are all composite woods, even the top layer. However, some have a top layer that is actually real hardwood. So, even though one product has a hardwood top, and the other has a composite wood top layer, they are both usually referred to as "composite wood" because that is what the majority (if not all) of the plans are made out of. It can be confusing, but it is important to know that there are some major difference between owning a product with a composite top and having one with a raw hardwood top.
Composite wood can be laminated and printed to look like real wood. This means it looks almost just like real wood, but it doesn't need all of the maintenance that wood requires. Composite woods are waterproof, which is a huge factor when it comes to the long term maintenance of your floor. This means that they can be clean very easily using water and liquid cleaners. You don't need to worry about moisture damage causing your wood to warp or crack. Basically, composite wood allows you to have the look of real wood, without all of the maintenance.
Of course, if you do still want a hard wood surface, you can choose an option that has a hardwood top layer. This just means you need to take care of the hardwood. That being said, layered floor that has composite wood under-layers its going to be cheaper than one that is all solid hardwood. A hardwood top can also be sand and stained to change the finish. This is not a possibility if you have a composite top with a printed finish.
No matter how you look at it, composite wood is ideal for residential flooring. To learn more, contact a business like East Penn Hardwood Flooring Corp.Share
27 December 2017