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Planning and Executing Construction and Contracting Projects: Tips for Consumers

Welcome to my blog. My name is Deborah. About 15 years ago, I bought an old home. We worked with several contractors to rehabilitate it, but ultimately, the foundation simply wasn't stable enough, and we had to tear it down. After that, we worked with a construction crew to build a home from the ground up. The experience was exciting and challenging, and I learned a lot through that process. I want to share construction and contracting facts and information with others so I decided to start this blog. I hope that you like the results, and I thank you for reading. Enjoy!

Planning and Executing Construction and Contracting Projects: Tips for Consumers

Tips To Help You Determine The Best Wooden Flooring For Your Home

by Samantha Russell

Modern flooring has availed a wide variety of options for homeowners. You can also have a customized floor made for you, if you need unique and specific aspects and features. Below is a list of wooden floor types and tips you should take note of when choosing a particular type of flooring.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is a great choice for high humid areas because it is highly water resistant, unlike other wooden surfaces. Also, the top finish of the flooring is made of a resin-infused paper that has a smooth finish that does not scratch easily, and it's also easy to clean.

The features of laminate floors make it ideal for places that get wet often, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Also, if you have young kids and pets, the chances of your floor getting scratched is high. However, with laminate floors, you don't have to worry much about having to refinish your floor every other time.

Solid Timber Flooring

Solid timber flooring has great insulation abilities which make it suitable for chilly regions. Also, the flooring is thick enough such that you can always have it refinished and sanded to renew its look and appeal. If you are sensitive to house dust allergens, then solid timber is a great flooring option for you because it doesn't trap dirt that easily.

You can have your solid flooring prefinished or unfinished. Prefinished floors are more expensive than unfinished floors, and they come with an embedded finish, unlike the unfinished floors. This factor means that with unfinished floors staining, sanding and sealing are done on site. Prefinished floors are also low-maintenance floors compared to the unfinished ones, but both floors can be sanded and refinished many times for maintenance purposes.

Engineered Wood Flooring

Places that experience distinct and intense humidity and temperature alterations require engineered wood flooring. This is the case because the material is highly stable and does not expand and contract with the changing environmental conditions. The flooring is not as expensive as solid timber flooring, and it also doesn't get damaged by radiant heat.

Engineered floors come in varying thickness, styles and sizes, and so you have a variety to choose from to match your budget and preferences. However, if you plan to have your engineered floor refinished often, then you must have a flooring thickness of two millimeters and above. Engineered wood flooring of less than two millimeters thickness cannot be sanded.

Wooden floors come in varying types, designs and capabilities. Identify your specific needs first, then consult a flooring professional to help you make the right choice that matches your needs.