10 Things to consider before buying wooden flooring
Texture – Texture plays an important role in bringing out the character of the décor. There are many options available right from clean and smooth textures to distressed including brushed, deep brushed and sawn. You can also get a burnt, smoked or stained look if you like. Depending on the usage of the space, you should pick out a texture. E.g. clean textures are ideal for a children’s room.
Grade – Grading of wood is done based on the number and size of the knots, sap and colour variations in it. You can choose from the totally clean (Prime grade) to the extremely busy (Rustic) and the in-betweens (Classic and Character). Insist on looking at bigger sample planks if you go for a grade other than Prime to get a better idea of how the variations will look across a larger area.
Installation – Installation is as important as the flooring itself. You will need expert advice and professional services for this. Wooden flooring can either be glued down or kept floating depending on the kind and construction of the planks, the locking system, the area to be covered, etc. Usually, installation across a large space is glued down. For smaller areas, you can go for floating. Consult our team for the proper installation of your floor.
Guarantees and warranties – When buying wooden flooring, make sure that the products are covered under proper brand guarantee and warranty. This brings us back to point no. 1, where it is important to go for a well-established brand so that you are assured of the best quality and service.