Hardwood Flooring in London I Raymond Peters Fine Wood Flooring
Hardwood Flooring projects for us in West London has increased in popularity in recent months, so with the property boom many predict just around the corner, which floor will you choose?
Solid Hardwood Flooring
Solid hardwood is by us milled from solid lumber and works very well in almost any room within your property (commercial or domestic). The good thing about this wood type is it can be sanded and refinished numerous times to maintain its natural look and beauty.
Solid hardwood flooring is not recommended in locations like your bathrooms or basements. This is due the potential for damage from ground moisture.
Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Engineered hardwood flooring London combines a thin but very tough real hardwood top surface with underlying layers of plywood or also fireboard. The laminated layers make it strong and more resistant to moisture. It can be used in below or above grade locations, which is great. Engineered wood floors can be sanded many times.
Parquet Wood Flooring
Parquet is a hardwood small tile made up of specific narrow strips that are glued together to form a desired pattern. The most common parquet pattern is a series of squares made of strips that change direction from square to square. Parquet wood flooring by us Raymond Peters brings variety and pattern to home, and beauty. Many of our customers, especially in West London choose this for a more traditional look.
Species of Wood Flooring
The different species of hardwood you decide to choose will depend largely on the type of style of your room and personal taste. Oak, maple and birch wood are common for many of our customers, but all hardwood species are certainly suitable for everyday use.
- Both maple and birch have a white appearance with light brown grain lines. Maple and birch flooring can help promote a clean, modern look for an area, which is dark.
- Bamboo is considered as a grass and not a wood, but has the same hardness as oak hardwood flooring which many may not expect. Bamboo is very durable and considered an eco-friendly floor when it comes to wood flooring.
- Pine, hemlock, and fir are different types of softwood flooring that come from evergreens. These woods are outstanding for creating a country like look.
- Ash is a poplar wood type and is very similar to oak in its appearance, but slightly whiter in colour. It is also extremely durable and used in the production of baseball bats, tool handles and other products – so you can be assured ash wood flooring will last in an area of most use within your home.
- Oak is generally light brown in colour with dark grain lines. This is also available in two types – red oak and white oak. Red oak has a pink look tinge to the board, while white oak is, as you would expect, browner. Both are excellent for designing and installing a traditional looking wood floor at home or at work.
- Walnut and cherry woods are both again very strong that make very attractive home flooring. Walnut is more popular and is brown in colour. Cherry does tend to be a lighter red/brown. Our experience is Walnut lightens with age, while cherry will deepens and becomes more dark over time.
Hardwood Flooring Finish
Hardwood flooring finishes are usually pre-finished with a polyurethane product to give it a more rich appearance and hard protective top surface. The standard polyurethane finishes you should come to expect are semi gloss, satin, or matte.
Raymond Peters – Fine Wood Flooring