If you choose an engineered wooden floor, you have much more flexibility in where you can install it. Engineered hardwood is much more stable so can withstand fluctuations in temperature, moisture and humidity. You will still need to be very careful in rooms with excessive water (bathrooms and utility rooms), and we would not recommend that you install your wooden floor in these types of rooms. That being said, there are plenty of areas where you can install a wooden floor in your home.
Rooms where I can install a wooden floor
Here are some of the rooms where you can use wooden flooring in your home:
• Dining Rooms
• Living areas
• Open plan living spaces
• Conservatories or Orangeries (engineered Oak only)
• Staircases and landing
• Home offices
• Children’s bedrooms or nurseries
• Rooms with underfloor heating (engineered Oak only)
Wooden flooring can look amazing in your home. Choosing the right species of wood can really transform your area into something fresh, new and charismatic.
What choice do I have?
The colour of the floor usually depends on the species of wood that you choose. For example, an Oak floor will give you natural golden and blonde tones, with a distinctive grain pattern throughout. Alternatively, a Walnut floor has much darker brown tones and offers richness and sophistication. When choosing your floor, you should take into consideration the size of the room, and the existing or new décor.
You will also need to decide whether you choose traditional plank style wooden flooring or opt for something more unusual like parquet or chevron flooring. All are equally stunning, but each creates a different style and ambience for your room.
Finally, you have the choice of staining your floor. If you are not completely satisfied with the colour options available, why not choose an unfinished wooden floor, add your own colour stain and surface finish to create something truly unique.