Choosing The Right Type Of Wooden Flooring For Your Garden Lodge

Updating the flooring in your home to wooden flooring is a great idea. It can increase the value, is easier to look after and looks great. Any home can benefit from upgrading to wooden flooring, but how do you decide which type is right for the style of your house? Although upgrading flooring isn’t ridiculously expensive, it is something you want to get right so it will last for years to come. Here is a guide to help you decide the right type of wooden flooring for your home-

Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is usually the cheapest option when it comes to upgrading to wooden flooring. Laminate flooring is compressed fibreboard with a photographic image of wooden flooring laid on top to look like real wood flooring. You can expect to pay anything from £3 per square metre to £17. Laminate flooring can be laid almost anywhere but it is not always recommended for bathrooms. It is easy to install due to the ‘click lock’ design where it slots easily into place. It’s a great alternative to solid wood if you have a tight budget but be wary it may not look quite as good as solid flooring and is will swell easily when it comes into contact with moisture.

Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered Wood Flooring consists of four layers of real wood that have been glued together to create a plank. The surface is made of real wood veneer, this means it can be shaped and treated. Engineered wood flooring prices range from £12 per square meter to £70; it can be significantly more expensive than laminate flooring. It can be laid almost anywhere but again it’s not always advised in places that get damp or humid. It can be fiddly to install around things like toilets and sinks too. Engineered wood flooring is a great in between option, it’s cheaper than solid wood flooring but longer wearing and more realistic than laminate. A great option for engineered flooring is kahrs oak flooring.
Solid Wood Flooring

Solid wood flooring is as the name describes, made from one solid piece of wood. Rather helpfully, each type of flooring has a ‘hardness score’ which determines how strong they are and how easily they can be damaged. The price varies from £14 pre square meter to £80. It can be laid almost anywhere and is great for adding value and as a selling point when it comes to selling your home. It is the trickiest of the three to install so it’s best to get a professional to do it as it’s not something you want to get wrong.