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Why to Choose Custom Wood Flooring for Your Home

Why to choose custom wood flooring for your homeCustom hardwood flooring is the best option that allows you to add a lot of elegance and create a unique style for your home or office. Custom hardwood flooring is a choice that ensures you will add a lot of character to your home and enjoy a floor no one else has. A custom wood floor is a hardwood floor that is installed and then sanded and finished on site. This means that when you are purchasing the floor, it does not come from the factory with an already applied finish. Therefore, once the floor is installed you can enjoy the freedom to unleash your creativity and imagination and create a floor that stands out and is one-of-a-kind.

Hardwood floors are already the best choice for every room of your home. Add to this the fact that you can additionally create a bespoke design for your floor so it perfectly matches the rest of your interior and create something really spectacular and eye-catching. Besides being beautiful and unique, custom wood floors are also very durable, hard-wearing, and long-lasting, which means you will be able to enjoy your wooden floor for many decades. Keeping wood flooring in good condition and extra clean is not that hard or time-consuming at all. Even the most worn and torn wood floors can be then re-sanded and refinished to look brand new again.

There is no doubt that custom wood floors ensure a lot of uniqueness, style, elegance, and beauty wherever they are installed. They allow you the freedom to pick the exact colour, finish, texture, pattern, and overall design you have always wanted for your floor. However, some people tend to avoid them since purchasing an unfinished wooden floor and having it finished once it is installed usually means you have to consider an extra budget for the additional professional services and products. In addition, on-site sanding and refinishing of the floor is a pretty messy process you maybe don’t want to deal with. Therefore, in order to minimise the disruption, you will probably opt for a generic wooden floor that is prefinished. This is probably the more convenient and easier option, however, with a generic wooden floor, you will never be able to make a statement.

Personalising the appearance of your wooden floor is a great way to create a unique interior you have always dreamed of and enjoy a floor that looks more like a masterpiece than a typical functionality aspect of your home. Using unique finishes and professional techniques allows you to achieve a one-of-a-kind wood flooring design that will make the floor the statement piece and focal point of every room. Custom finishing your new wooden floor on-site means you can opt for having your floor antiqued, dyed, stained, or treated in a bunch of other professional ways in order to transform it from a simple and generic floor to something really spectacular and attractive. A number of professional techniques you can opt for in order to customise your wooden floor include methods such as:

  • Pickling
  • Bleaching
  • Oil Stains
  • Aniline Dye Coloration

Why to choose custom wood flooring for your home 1When it comes to custom wood flooring, there are a few types you can choose from.

Unfinished and Prefinished Wood Floors

The majority of hardwood floors leave the factory prefinished and are directly installed in your place and ready to use. On the contrary, unfinished wood floors leave the factory “bare”, which means no finish is added at the factory and the wood is not treated in any other way.

Once the unfinished flooring materials are delivered to the site where installation is planned, the floor is first fitted, then sanded in order to open the pores of the wood and prepare them for the easier and better application of all finishing and staining products that will be used next. Purchasing an unfinished wooden floor gives you the freedom to choose from a really impressive range of finishes, stains, and colours that will help you be creative and customise your hardwood floor.

Solid Wood Flooring

Solid wood flooring is considered the best choice when you want to customise the appearance of your hardwood floor. Solid wood flooring is cut from a single piece of timber. Therefore, solid wood floorboards are thick and solid and allow for a few refinishing and sanding services in the lifetime of the floor, which means you can transform the appearance of your floor a few times in its lifetime or simply improve its condition and look again and again. Proper and regular maintenance of your solid wood floor will ensure the floor itself as well as the finish and the colour will last for many decades and still look amazing.

Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood flooring is an advanced product created from layers of plywood or softwood that are glued together crisscrossed and form the core of the floorboards. The core is then topped with a layer of hardwood called lamella. Depending on the thickness of this lamella layer, engineered wood floors could also be re-sanded and refinished a few times in their lifetime, which, once again, allows you the opportunity to transform the look of your engineered wood floor or simply refresh its colour and texture throughout the years. Keep in mind that engineered wood floors cannot be sanded and refinished as often and as much as a solid wood floor.

Acrylic-Impregnated Wood Flooring

This type of wood flooring comes with a permeated colour and sealant all through the thickness of the wood. You can choose different colours for your floor and create a customised look that best fits the rest of the interior. Keep in mind that acrylic-impregnated wood floors are not a common choice for domestic settings, but you can more often spot them in commercial or public spaces where they are chosen and installed because of their amazing hardness and durability. This type of flooring is highly resistant to moisture, scratches, high traffic, stress, and any other sort of impact. You can also get this type of flooring custom finished and create an appearance everyone will enjoy.

Exotic Wood Flooring

Exotic wood species are a highly preferred choice for many homeowners thanks to the unique beauty, warmth, and durability these wood species ensure for every home. If you want to truly make a statement with your interior and enjoy a unique floor, exotic wood flooring is the way to go, so make sure to avoid classic domestic wood species such as maple, oak, etc.

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