Hardwood flooring is a real investment for your home, and choosing the perfect wood flooring can be a little bit of a daunting task as there are lot of things to consider.
Greyspace Flooring are here to help you with your decision-making process. Read on to learn the most frequently asked questions we are asked.
Can I install hardwood flooring in a kitchen or bathroom?
Absolutely, hardwood flooring can be installed in any room of your home. Hardwood flooring is a natural product and will react differently in different environments with higher traffic and moisture levels, compared to alternative flooring options such as laminate and vinyl, but with the right care and maintenance, hardwood flooring is great option for kitchens and bathrooms.
Solid Hardwood or Engineered wood?
There are many benefits to engineered wood flooring as they come in a range of styles and finishes, meaning they are much quicker to install than solid hardwood flooring, as the flooring does not need to be sanded and oiled. Engineered wood flooring is also more eco friendly and sustainable as less raw wood is used in the manufacturing process.
If you were to opt for solid hardwood flooring, the great benefit of this is if the hardwood flooring ever does becomes damaged, or you wish to change the colour of the flooring, it can be easily re-sanded and refinished over and over again and it will look like new every time.
What are unfinished floors?
When wood flooring is marked as “unfinished” this means the wood is in its natural state and no oils or protective coatings have been applied to the wood. A benefit of choosing unfinished flooring is that when the flooring is laid you can then opt for the exact colour of your choice and apply the most suitable products to protect the floor.
With 100s of samples available in our showroom, the team are happy to assist in discussing these product options with you.
Does any preparation work need to be done before the flooring is installed?
The first step in the installation process is to inspect the existing subfloor of the property. Any unevenness or irregularities with the subfloor will be fixed prior to the installation the floor. If the subfloor is not prepped properly, this may cause problems later on in the installation process or even years after the installation.
Preparation of the subfloors will depend on the condition of the existing structure and chosen method of floor installation. Before any installation takes place it is essential to determine the condition and moisture content of the subfloors.
How much does it cost?
The cost of hardwood flooring can vary a lot, price varies based on, the style and type of wood chosen, the area that needs fitting, and the condition of the subfloor. To get an accurate cost we need to do a site visit, this is free of charge, but to give you a rough guide, please see the guideline prices below:
- Average parquet floor is £150 – £170 per square meter supplied, fitted, and finished.
- An average boarded floor is £80 – £110 per square meter supplied, fitted, and finished.
- Our supply only floors start at £36 per square meter.
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