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Type of Wooden Floor

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There are many type of timber used for flooring, and many types of flooring that use timber, or imitate the look of timber.

Laminate

This is an imitation product, made to look like timber. It is not a bad product for some situations, and modern versions look fairly realistic. But it will eventually start to wear, and need to be replaced. It cannot be sanded or polished.

Engineered Floors

These uses a combination of different woods. The top layer is chosen for the appearance, the underling layers provide strength and stability. These engineered floor look like solid timber flooring because they are real timber on the top.

Most engineered floors cannot be re-sanded, because the top layer is very thin and will be sanded away. But a few type of engineered floorboards have a 6 mm top layer than can be re-sanded several times.

Engineered floors can be polished to an attractive finish.

Solid Timber Floor

This is the standard that the other floors try to live up to. Solid timber is extremely durable and lasts for decades, perhaps over a century. And it looks great, with many species of timber to choose from.

Solid Timber can be re-sanded to removed superficial damage like scratches. Even with the re-sanding removing a thin to player of wood the floor will easily last for many decades.

Reclaimed Timber

If is sometimes possible to reuse the wood form older buildings, because timber is so durable it may last longer then the building does.

Reclaimed timber flooring is much like any solid timber flooring. It can be re-sanded for a new finish.

Parquet Flooring:

This is a patterned floor, with the pattern made with small pieces of timber. This looks elegant. And it is not too expensive because the smaller pieces of timber can be off-cuts.

Parquet floors can be re-sanded to remove damage. And it is easy to replace individual pieces should they suffer serious damage.

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Higher quality floors like solid timber will last for decades, and can be re-sanded to restore their original natural appearance.

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