Modern Floor Sanders (NW) Ltd. can supply and fit a wide range of high quality solid wood and engineered wood flooring to add beauty and character to any domestic or commercial room.
Whether solid wood flooring or engineered wood flooring is best for you will depend upon your wooden floor's environment and use.
To understand why, let's look at the differences between solid wood flooring and engineered wood flooring.
As the name suggests, solid wood flooring is made from a strip of solid wood milled directly from the tree. Effectively, this makes it the most 'natural' type of wood flooring. Solid wood flooring is available in 'strips' or wider 'planks', and also in the form of blocks for use in the creation of parquet flooring.
Although solid wood may need slightly more maintenance than other forms of flooring in terms of re-applications of oil or lacquer, it can also be fully re-sanded and refinished several times in order to restore it to premium condition.
Due to its natural condition, solid wood is susceptible to expansion, contraction and warping if exposed to extreme conditions of temperature or moisture. Therefore, solid wood flooring is unsuitable for use in any environment in which these conditions are uncontrolled.
A natural, solid wood floor maintains its value and develops its own characteristics as it gets older.
Engineered wood flooring gives the same outward appearance as a solid wood floor, although it is designed with greater uniformity of finish in mind. Engineered wood flooring is composed of three or more layers of high density or medium density fiberboard or plywood finished with a real hardwood veneer and bonded together using heat and pressure to achieve strength.
Engineered wood flooring is constructed in such a way as to be more tolerant of moisture and changes of temperature. This results in minimal expansion allowing engineered wood flooring to be used in environments that would be unsuitable for a natural solid wood floor.
Unlike a solid wood floor, an engineered wood floor does not have to be bonded to the sub-floor, and can be 'floated' on a suitable underlay. However, also unlike a solid wood floor an engineered wood floor may be fully re sanded only once or twice during its lifetime, depending on the depth of its hardwood veneer.
Whether you choose a solid wood floor or an engineered wood floor from our extensive ranges, MFS (NW) Ltd. has craftsmen with the experience and expertise to provide you with a beautiful and lasting wooden floor. If you have nay questions or would like a free estimate for your wooden floor, please contact us.
What Our Customers Say
Would just like to express how wonderful the floor is looking after your sanding team completed their work. I was especially pleased with the time factor.
Dr Wright St Asaph
Tir Llwyd Industrial Estate
St Asaph Avenue
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