Solid timber floorboards can be found in an enormous variety of timber species, widths and levels. They are a cost effective solution for both industrial and domestic applications. Solid timber floorboards are also available in an extensive range of standard configurations. You can create a timber floorboard that has the look of a hardwood floorboard or laminate your existing wood floor with the look and feel of a timber floorboard. No matter what your actual requirement is you will find a solid timber floorboard that will meet your requirements.
Timber floorboards are produced from one of two main sources. The first is the softwood tree, such as redwood and cedar. The second is the hardwood tree, such as oak, ash and white oak. As the name suggests, softwoods are relatively weak and don’t provide a great deal of support.
On the other hand hardwoods are extremely durable and can provide a greater level of support than softwoods. As such they are more widely used in domestic and industrial applications where considerable strength and support are required. As such there are many hardwood varieties including, oak, cherry, maple, birch, bamboo, teak and rosewood. Bamboo has recently become quite popular as a timber flooring option because it is extremely durable and strong. It is also incredibly easy to maintain and has a very natural appearance.
Timber boards come in various widths. The most popular options are single, double, wall and planks with a tongue and groove system. The slat width is also an option, which provides a great degree of variation. Slat width makes it easier to create beautiful effects when combining different patterns and colours. For example you can create a very striking but subtle effect by using two slates of differing width.
Timber flooring materials are naturally darker in colour than other types of hardwood flooring material. This gives them a very warm feel in the room. Some of the lighter coloured woods can actually look dull in some rooms because of this. However, when used in more dramatic rooms they can give an impression of greater depth and space.
The benefits of using solid timber flooring in your home are numerous. First of all solid timber flooring can be bought in a huge range of designs, styles and variations. You can get timber floors that look like any type of timber you want including oak, ash, cherry, maple, birch and oak. You can also get timber floors that have large grooves. These grooves allow the timber flooring boards to interlock together to form a solid and sturdy floor surface.
Another benefit of timber over other forms of flooring is the durability and quality of the timber. Hardwood is much more durable than other types of timber and they can last a very long time. In fact solid hardwood flooring can outlast most other types of flooring such as carpet and linoleum. So, if you want your wooden floor to last for years then you should consider getting solid timber flooring. Another benefit of timber flooring is that it looks great and it comes in a great array of different colours. If you want something a little bit more unusual you can also get floating floors made from real timber.
Floating floors are made from an assortment of different woods including mahogany, pine, ash, oak, cherry and maple. They are basically a series of interconnected timber panels that float on top of another layer of underlay. One of the biggest advantages of floating floors is that they are easy to install. You don’t have to use any glue or nails to install them because the boards interlock together and float just over the existing surface. This means that if the underlay is made from real wood and not some cheap synthetic material it will be easier to make sure that the floorboard fits properly and has the right levels of give.