Flooring is the process of installing floors in a person’s home. There are many different types of flooring and options such as solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, bamboo, laminate, cork among others. Each of these will be explained in this article.
Solid hardwood are made up of pieces of wood with tongues and grooves so that they can fit together easily during installation. There are many different species of wood used in the process, which give different levels of hardness. Harder word is more durable and not as easily scratched or dinged.
Engineered hardwood is created using three to four layers that are glued together to create one thick plank. Another layer is added to the top so that it can be refinished and make it look pretty. Engineered hardwood is often times more stable and will not change due to temperature and humidity conditions.
Bamboo flooring is made up of bamboo grass fibers that are pressed together under high pressure. They are made in China and come with many options of styles and finishes. This type of flooring is resistant to moisture. This is the best option for earth friendly supporters because bamboo grows much faster than hardwood trees.
Laminate flooring is made up of layers of fiberboard that are then adapted to create the image of stone, tile or wood grain. Coating is added to protect the flooring from damage. This is one of the cheaper options and still gives consumers’ flooring a nice clean look, but it does not perfectly match real wood.
Cork flooring are created using cork oak tree bark. They are also a good option for environment friendly people because cork is sustainable and a renewable resource. It is very costly though and is the most expensive option because of the import charges.