bharatbhasha.com
Free Articles  >>  Home Improvement >>  Page 739  >> 

Overview Of Solid Hardwood Flooring Options





Solid hardwood floors have continued on in popularity for centuries because of the natural elegance they provide to a home. Solid hardwood flooring has become so popular that some technology based rivals have appeared, such as engineered wood floors and acrylic floors. Yet solid wood floors continue to be a popular option among those who value natural quality and natural elegance in the spaces in which they live and work.

Solid hardwood flooring is exactly what its name implies. It is solid hardwood flooring. The floor panels are made up of milled hardwood that fit together to form your floor.

Solid wood flooring is not a matter of one-type fits all. You can install floor panels in either a finished or unfinished form. The wood can range from 1/4 inch to 25/32 inch hardwood panels. The panels basically come in three different forms for installation. You can choose either strip, plank, or parquet hardwood floors.

Strip Hardwood Floors - A strip floor installation is very easy to accomplish. It is also relatively easy to remove the floor if you install them using the floating hardwood floor method. Strip floor panels hook together by having a tongue on one panel go into the groove on another panel. Each floor panel is around 2" wide.

Strip floors are very well suited for people who like to do the installation themselves, rather than hiring expensive professional floor installers. Anyone who has assembled a 100-piece puzzle and has ever used a circular saw ought to be able handle installing solid hardwood flooring using strip panels.

Additionally, being easy to install and coming in square strips makes this floor more tolerant to weather conditions, such as humidity and temperature that can cause your hardwood floor to expand and contract over time.

Plank Hardwood Floors - Planks are essentially the same as strips, except that they are much wider, ranging between 3" and 14". They are very sturdy. They can handle a lot of punishment. They don't creak much and they feel very firm as you walk across them. However, all of the extra weight makes them a bit harder to install and extremely hard to remove if you ever change your mind.

Parquet Hardwood Floors - Parquet hardwood floors are all about looking beautiful. They form geometric mosaics out of small hardwood planks. They can be custom designed to make up a logo or a nature scene. It is much like having a piece of grand artwork in natural wood grain beneath your feet.

As you may have guessed, parquet hardwood floors are not easy to design, install, or remove. So you probably want to choose your parquet hardwood floor well and have a very trusted professional install it for you.

There are different solid hardwood flooring options available for different levels of installation expertise. If price is no object and you are an expert carpenter or don't mind hiring a professional, a parquet hardwood floor can be an excellent, stylish option.

If you are not really much of a wood worker, but you need a do it yourself hardwood floor installation, the prefinished strip floor is an excellent, affordable option. It will last many years and it is relatively easy to maintain the quality look of a strip hardwood floor.
About Author Niv Orlian :

Niv Orlian is an experienced Home Improvement Adviser who writes articles for his <a href="http://www.myflooringhelper.com" target="_blank">http://www.myflooringhelper.com</a> online guides. Visit <a href="http://www.myflooringhelper.com/solid-hardwood-flooring.html" target="_blank">http://www.myflooringhelper.com/solid-hardwood-flooring.html</a> to learn more about Solid Hardwood Flooring.


Article Source: https://www.bharatbhasha.com
Article Url: https://www.bharatbhasha.com/home_improvement.php/70411


Article Added on Wednesday, February 6, 2008
LD
Other Articles by Niv Orlian

Tools And Steps For Removing Hardwood Flooring
Although hardwood floors should last about 40 years, in the real world things happen to damage it over time and sometimes it becomes necessary to remove hardwood floors. Whether you are interested in removing few pieces without damaging it or to go for hardwood flooring demolition, it will depend on a few factors such as the following: - Was the original installation done well? - Is it a floating hardwood floor or a hardwood floor that is glued down? - What type of floor will you be...

5 Types Of Hardwood Floors Popular Today
There are types of hardwood floors that look good in virtually every type of room. Before choosing a type of hardwood floor to install in a room, you need to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the various types. There are currently five popular hardwood flooring types. When you know the hardwood flooring types that are popular today, you will be able to make a choice you will be happy with for years to come. - Types of Hardwood floors: Prefinished Prefinished hardwood floors...

The Importance Of Sanding Hardwood Floors
Many of those who are into restoring hardwood floors would say that sanding is the hardest (even the most unpleasant) part of the process but also the most satisfying one. They have come to realize the importance of sanding hardwood floors. Even though sanding is a laborious process, this part of the restoring process is the one that can give your flooring that elegant look. And if you are looking to sand hardwood floors, the job doesn't really have to be unpleasant; all that's needed is...

Staining Hardwood Floors
Between hardwood floors and furniture pieces, the latter tend to be changed much more often. If you've had hardwood floors for a while, you know firsthand the design or aesthetic problems that come up whenever you change your furniture pieces. At one time, your furniture and hardwood floor matched visually. However, when you put in new furniture without really thinking about the color of your hardwood floor, that's when compatibility issues arise. There is really no need to take out the...

Avoid Using Vinegar To Clean Hardwood Floors
Have you recently installed a hardwood floor? Bear in mind that in order to keep the shine and new look on your hardwood floor, you'll have to clean it regularly and properly. You've probably heard some of the pros say that the best way to clean hardwood floors is to use chemical cleaning solutions. They're right, of course, but these cleaning solutions are rather expensive; they'll eventually eat a hole through your pocket. In addition, they're also tricky to use. If you use too much, you...

How To Install Hardwood Floor Panels With The Nail Down Method
There are a variety of methods for installing hardwood flooring. The nail down technique of laying hardwood floors has become very popular. For those learning how to install hardwood floor, there's no simpler or straightforward technique than the nail down technique. Unlike other methods which basically require you to be an amateur carpenter or even a professional carpenter, the nail down method on how to install hardwood flooring can be accomplished by anyone who can swing a hammer. Well,...

A Guide To Hardwood Floor Protection
Before you can initiate some hardwood floor protection measures, you first need to know what could potentially damage your floor. Basically, your hardwood floor has 5 big enemies: dirt, dust, spills, water and sunlight. We'll cover each of these in this article: - Dirt Foot traffic is how dirt typically gets on and in your hardwood floor. When you, other members of the households and visitors come in from the outside, your shoes carry dirt with them. Not only does dirt make your floor look...

The Staple Down Technique To Laying Hardwood Floors
Do it yourself hardwood floors is now easier than ever due to the staple down technique. This technique is fast and requires little cure time. In fact, this technique of laying hardwood floors is followed by only about one day to complete. At that time you can move all of your furniture in and proceed with life. With older techniques, you may be inconvenienced for more than a week. Also, using this technique, will allow you to install solid wood floor panels rather than manufactured floor...

How To Learn Soccer Tricks
Let's face it, even if you're not much of a soccer player, knowing how to handle a few soccer tricks can mean a world of difference in your friends circle. Improving on your soccer tricks and skills isn't just for impressing your friends and the ladies though. They can also get your match performance to a higher level, because they're surprising and effective. I can give you a lot of examples on that part: remember when Ronaldinho first started to perform his famous Elastico move? (flicking...

Publishers / Webmasters
Article ID: 70411
DELINK URL from Authors Bio
REMOVE Article
Tell A Friend
Leave A Comment!
Download this article in PDF
Report Article!
Search through all the articles:


419 Users Online !
Related Articles:
Latest Articles:
 
home improvement >> Top 50 Articles on Home Improvement
Category - >
Advertising Advice Affiliate Programs Automobiles
Be Your Own Mentor Careers Communication Consumers
CopyWriting Crime Domain Names DoT com Entrepreneur Corner
Ebooks Ecommerce Education Email
Entertainment Environment Family Finance And Business
Food & Drink Gardening Health & Fitness Hobbies
Home Business Home Improvement Humour House Holds
Internet And Computers Kiddos and Teens Legal Matters Mail Order
Management Marketing Marriage MetaPhysical
Motivational MultiMedia Multi Level Marketing NewsLetters
Pets Psychology Religion Parenting
Politics Sales Science Search Engine Optimization
Site Promotion Sports Technology Travel
Web Development Web Hosting WeightLoss Women's Corner
Writing Miscellaneous Articles Real Estate Arts And Crafts
Aging


Disclaimer: The information presented and opinions expressed in the articles are those of the authors
and do not necessarily represent the views of bharatbhasha.com and/or its owners.


Copyright AwareINDIA. All rights reserved || Privacy Policy || Terms Of Use || Author Guidelines || Free Articles
FAQs Link To Us || Submit An Article || Free Downloads|| Contact Us || Site Map  || Advertise with Us ||
Click here for Special webhosting packages for visitors of this website only!
Vastu Shastra

Single Domain Linux Hosting Provided By AwareIndia







Company IDS