Engineered wooden flooring comes in a large range of finishes and styles. It also comes in different structures and it is important to understand the implications of how the boards are manufactured to appreciate the effect they can have on the application you want to use the flooring for.
Parquet flooring, including traditional herringbone, weave patterns, square blocks, chevron and many other design are possible
Parquet flooring was used in the old days to create patterns with small blocks of wood because there was no engineered flooring available and wide planks expanded and shrank consistently. These boards also warped and twisted due to climatic changes. This is why in old buildings, such as pubs, you can see gaps between the boards and drafty floors.
Do not let this blog put you off buying a wood floor. We are here to help and all this blog does is point out some of the major pitfalls that can occur to the inexperienced wood flooring buyer. Too many companies on the Internet just want to sell the flooring and walk away; this is not how the Solid Wood Flooring Company does things. A good quality wood floor will last a lifetime! Why buy and install an inferior product that you may have to replace after only a few years.
Many people are unfamiliar with terms used in a particular industry, this blog is intended to help explain these phrases in a simple way, please let us know if you have any comments on these. There are a few blogs with separate headings on different aspects of wood flooring and fitting.
Timber, wood flooring and the terms used in its construction from tree to unfinished floor