Timeless, cozy, and versatile, wooden flooring is always a great choice of flooring.
It goes well in the living room, bedroom, hallways, and even on balconies, bathrooms, and kitchens. That’s because nowadays there are several types of wooden floors, one for each type of environment. By the way, some of them are not even made of wood, believe it or not.
Shall we get to know each of these wooden floors better?
Types of wooden flooring: advantages, disadvantages, and price
The wooden floor or just wooden floor is the most common and oldest type of floor that exists. The idea is quite simple: wooden floorboards installed one by one on the subfloor. The wooden floor is made of solid wood. The biggest advantage of the wooden floor is the resistance and durability since the boards have dense and massive thickness. The wooden floor also offers excellent thermal and acoustic comfort, in addition to being easy to clean on a daily basis.
On the other hand, for the floor to resist the natural wear and tear of time, it is necessary to carry out periodic maintenance, such as sanding, polishing, and applying varnish or resin. And it is precisely this maintenance that ends up being seen by many as a disadvantage of the wooden floor. It is also important to mention that these maintenances are important to keep the floor free from a pest infestation, such as termites.
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Laminate Wood Flooring
The laminate wood floor is not necessarily a wooden floor. This type of floor is manufactured with HDF agglomerate, that is, a type of highly compressed wood fiber. The surface layer of the laminate floor receives a kind of photographic print that perfectly simulates the natural texture of the wood. The great advantage of this floor is the quick and easy installation, since the boards have a male and female fitting, being quickly placed in the environment. The laminate floor is also very easy to clean, just wipe with a cloth moistened with water and neutral detergent.
Parquet Wood Floor
The parquet wood floor is very popular in Brazil and also very confused with the parquet type. No wonder, after all, the two are very similar. The difference is in the way in which the pieces are installed since the club is sold in loose pieces of wood, where it is possible to define different styles of patterning. The parquet is sold in modules, as well as the deck, and the patterning is limited.
Porcelain wood flooring
Another option of wooden flooring (which is not wood) is porcelain tile. Nowadays there are porcelain options with perfect woody textures. The great advantage of this type of floor is the possibility of using the texture and beauty of wood in environments where it is not very suitable, such as bathrooms, for example. Resistant, durable, and waterproof, wood porcelain tiles are also very easy to clean and have no maintenance requirements.
Vinyl wood flooring
Vinyl flooring can also be considered a type of wooden floor, although it is not made of wood. The raw material of vinyl flooring is PVC and, as with laminate flooring, this type of flooring receives a superficial impression that gives it the texture and appearance of a wooden floor. The main advantage of vinyl flooring is strength and durability. And even though it is not suitable for damp and wet environments, vinyl flooring has much greater resistance to water than laminate. The vinyl floor also offers thermal and acoustic comfort. Installation is quick and easy.