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In ancient times, floors weren’t anything close to what we know them to be today. They were just a patch of tamped down dirt that was sometimes strewn with unworked materials, such as hay and straw for people to walk on. While traditional dirt floors are still used in some parts of the world, there is a huge selection of flooring options available today. And, we understand that choosing the right flooring type for your home or other building can be confusing. That’s why we created this website. Although we’re not flooring specialists, we can provide you with some useful information about the different types of flooring. This information can guide you through the flooring selection process but also help you identify the right flooring contractor for your needs. Welcome aboard!



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3 Reasons Engineered Flooring Is a Great Option for Your Kitchen

by Ella Lawrence

Engineered flooring is gaining popularity all the time, and there are many reasons that it is a good choice for a high-traffic, busy room such as a kitchen. This short guide aims to expand on a few of those reasons, from the budget-friendly price point to the wide range of woods available.

Durable And Long-Lasting

When choosing flooring for a kitchen, you will definitely want to choose something that will last for a long time and withstand a lot of foot traffic. Luckily, engineered wood flooring ticks all of those boxes. Good engineered flooring can last decades, and as Which? explains, the real wood veneer can be sanded back and restored to a brand-new look if your flooring looks scratched, stained, or worn, giving it extra life. Engineered flooring is also resistant to warping, unlike solid wooden flooring, meaning it is less likely to need replacing. Finally, it is easy to clean without any need for professional care, as you can just wipe it clean and vacuum regularly, so it's convenient for long-term use.

A Good Medium-Budget Option

Engineered flooring is a good option for those with a medium budget who want to avoid the unrealistic look of laminate as well as the high cost of solid hardwood flooring. Engineered flooring is typically significantly cheaper than hardwood flooring with the same square footage, though the total cost depends on the installation method and type of wood you choose. The Spruce explains how engineered flooring is installed, suggesting that some engineered flooring has click-lock edges for installation without adhesive and that some types are installed with a classic tongue-and-groove method. Whatever the situation, installers generally charge less for installing engineered flooring as it is cheaper, lighter, and easier to install.

Choose From A Wide Range Of Woods

Engineered flooring is typically made of a layer of hardwood on top of a layer of plywood, and your choice of hardwood layer determines the overall look of your room, with many options available. Think carefully about what you want, and the type of atmosphere you want in your room. For example, do you want a modern, airy look with light, smooth wood, or do you want more knotted or rustic wood for a traditional feel? Real Homes gives some good advice, explaining that a white or light grey wood can make a small room feel larger, while honey-toned woods look warm and welcoming. Take some time to look at interior design sites, as there is a huge range of engineering flooring out there to choose from.

Whether you're intrigued by engineered wood flooring due to the price, simple installation, durability, or range of woods, there are many advantages of this type of flooring. Speak to a company in your local area who can give you an accurate quote as well as advice on choosing flooring for your kitchen.