solid wood flooring

Solid wood flooring is a popular floor choice because of its durability, elegance and feel. Also, solid wood flooring adds character and warmth to your house and if well cared for it can last you for years.

Here’s what you need to know about solid wood flooring;

What is the significance of wood grades?

Wood grade refers to the number of natural marks and knots on the wood. Wood grade helps one access the quality of the wood. As such, the lesser the knots, the higher the quality of the wood.

Solid wood flooring contracts and expands

Solid wood flooring is made up of a single type of wood. Wood expands and contracts based on the surrounding temperatures. For example, when doors and windows are shut, and heating turned on during the winter, wooden floors lose moisture and shrink.

Where should you not install a solid wood floor?

Wood does not do well in areas that are exposed to a lot of moisture. In these areas, the floor is bound to expand and warp. Areas in the house with a lot of moisture include wash areas and bathrooms.

Always check the quality of the solid wood floor you install

Quality is paramount when it comes to solid wood flooring. Low-quality flooring is likely to create tension in the floor and absorb too much moisture. Always work with a reputable flooring company to ensure you get the right quality of solid wood flooring.

What to consider before installation

Solid wood flooring should be done at the right temperature and conditions. For starters, solid wood to be installed should be ready ten days before the installation. Also, for the best results flooring should be done at relatively warm temperatures to achieve the right fittings.

Who should do the installation

Solid wood flooring should be done by a reputable flooring company with a wealth of experience. Flooring is an important installation to any homeowner, and you would want it to last for long. Before contracting an installer, look up their former installations and reviews from former clients.

Castle Floors are the premier solid wood flooring company in Yorkshire. We specialise in wood refurbishment services for domestic floors, nightclubs, schools, hotels and sports halls flooring. We do not subcontract any of our jobs to other companies, which helps us maintain high-quality standards. We would like you to be our next happy client. Kindly contact us on 01977 730 244 or email for more information.