||Timber Floors are able to offer a
massive choice of product, but unless you know what you want, making the
decision can be difficult. Here are some helpful tips.
Traditional, Modern, Contempory, Rustic or Period. The grade and finish of
a floor can help create "the look".
- Traditional - Darker coloured woods, oiled/wax finish.
- Modern - Lighter woods. Lacquered finish, sharp lines.
- Contempory - Bevelled edges (v-joints), coloured oils, long boards,
- Rustic - Varied widths, nail heads showing, splits and knots,
- Period - Even width of strips or planks.
- Sometimes height restraints and subfloor can
determine the choice of product and installation method.
- Floating Floors - Laid down over a layer of cellular foam underlay
or compressed acoustic fibre pads. Whilst the individual boards are
fixed together, they are not nailed or glued to the subfloor. Instead
they "float" over the underlayment like a raft. These are ideal for
laying over concrete, chipboard, floorboards or any structurally sound,
dry, flat floor.
- Glue / Nail down floors - Boards over 6'' wide are best face nailed
down, whilst narrower boards can be glued or secret nailed down.