Know the Wood Floor Type
The wooden floor has a high aesthetic value and better comfort compared to the floor of the stone type. Basically according to the type of material for the wood floor there are 2 types of wood flooring that is Solid hardwood (solid wood) and Engineered hardwood (artificial wood).
The form of wooden floor can be a wooden strip: with tongue groove, plank: consists of 3 strips at once or parquet: the arrangement of wood floors that form a specific motif.
Solid Hardwood Flooring:
Form of solid wood that is formed like a ‘plank’ with a thickness of about 18mm. The standard model has a groove and tongue on the side. Some factories sometimes produce with thickness up to 10mm. for more info you can visit reclaimed wooden flooring.
The advantage of this type of material is the possibility to be re-sanded after use for some time. This type of wooden floor is average without finishing or just finishing the base because the final finishing process will be done when the wooden floor has been installed.
The basic floored wood floor is usually on the upper side of the tongue & the groove is made of a small ‘bevel’.
The main problem on the type of flooring of Solid Hardwood Flooring is the possibility of shrinkage, this is because it is made of 100% solid wood. That’s why the installation will always be left a few millimeters at the meeting of wooden floor with a wall that will be closed with ‘plinth floor’.
Installation of a thin solid wood floor is easy to do with staples or glue, while a wooden floor with a thickness of 18 mm should use a special tool (nails).
Engineered Hardwood Flooring:
Construction of this type of wood floor is almost the same as the construction of plywood (artificial board). It consists of several layers of wood arranged transversely between each layer. This type of wood floor can be installed directly on the floor, but leveling the floor should be better. Can also be applied on the concrete floor.
The thickness of the material is usually 15mm and has been finished to the final layer. Advantages Engineered hardwood Flooring from solid wood flooring is easy on installation and can be installed almost in the entire room of your home. Type of finishing for this type of floor is usually UV type, type of finishing materials are dried with ultraviolet light so that the hardness of the floor surface is better than the type of ordinary wood floor.