Wooden Flooring

 

Thinking about Wooden Flooring!

Do you want to add some spice to your home with amazing patterns of wooden flooring? Wooden flooring is an excellent choice for its unique beauty. Architects from all over the world recommend this flooring as it is extremely versatile and can go well with any kind of furnishings. Its' carved designs can keep pace with latest lifestyles. These designs and styles have always been known for their aesthetic craftsmanship.

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Identifying Wood

The table below lists the various type of wood being used currently in the wooden flooring.
 
 

Wood

 

Color

 

Features

 

Design

 

Oak

 

Red, Golden

 Hard, durable and gives rich color effect after polishing.   
 Maple  

Creamy yellow

 

Hard, elegant and resists scratches and dents

 
 

Walnut

 

Dark, Chocolate

 

Strong, durable, flexible but expensive

 
 

Cherry

 

Orange

 

Warm and moisture resistant

 
 

Ash

 

Natural wood color

 

Hard, strong and damage resistant

 
 

Merbau

 

Reddish brown

 Classic, durable and termite resistant,  
 

Mahogany

 

Red

 

Strong, durable and sands beautifully with  natural polish

 
 Pine  Creamy pale  

Re-colored and repaired easily

 
 

Birch

 

Creamy pale, Deep rich red tones

 

Extremely durable and resistant to splitting and damage,


Uniform in appearance

 
 

Fir

 

Large patches of dark grains

 

Long lasting and pleasing aesthetically

 
 

Various Wooden Flooring Patterns

Wooden flooring may have various patterns. Here are given some patterns for your help in the work. 

Straight Pattern of Wooden Flooring: Straight Pattern is widely used for its simple patterns and contemporary designs. Wooden boards are installed parallel to each other along the length or width of the room. It’s the least expensive of all the installation patterns.
The wood speaks of itself in this pattern and gives a wonderful look.

Parquet Pattern of Wooden Flooring

Parquet gives a unique and warm look to a room. To lay square wood modules in repeated geometric way provides an appearance of a checkerboard. Individual square module is laid in crisscross fashion. 
Traditional installation of this pattern is expensive and rare. But it has been replaced now with prefabricated square modules.

Parquet Pattern of Wooden Flooring

Herringbone Pattern of Wooden Flooring

Herringbone provides a beautiful look to a room. It is similar to Parquet pattern but the square modules are laid at diagonal angle in zigzag way that looks like at random. This pattern can be laid out either in traditional manner or in the square modules.

Herringbone Pattern of Wooden Flooring

Herringbone Pattern of Wood Flooring

Perimeter Border of Wooden Flooring

Perimeter gives different look to the edges of the floors. It provides a frame and more formal appearance. It can be used to separate adjacent rooms having no walls between them. Any of installation patterns can be complemented or finished off with a perimeter border. This pattern can be made of wood, natural stone or alternative materials like glass or metal tiles. This pattern frames the room in which it is installed.

Perimeter Border of Wooden Flooring

Maintenance of Wooden Flooring

• Dirt and sand are harmful to wooden floors so lay down the rugs or long bristle mats at all entrances in the home to avoid any dirt or dust.
• Clean your wooden floors with dry and clean cloth every day.
• Re-polish the wooden floor after 5 or 6 years of the installation.
• Direct exposure to sunlight results in the loss of its color. To protect the floor from direct sunlight, close curtains during the day.
• Never apply acrylic polish on this floor because it can cause dull appearance.
• Fix protective pads at the feet of all articles of the furniture to avoid scratches on the flooring.
• Do not use high heels, narrow and sharp wheels which causes dent on the floors.
• Never use any oily soap to clean the floor as it can make the finish of the floor dull.
• Remove out stagnant water which results in molds and dampness in the wood.

Advantages of Wooden Flooring

• Wood is a natural insulator.
• Easily cleaned and maintained.
• Long lasting with proper care.
• Be purchased unfinished or pre-finished.
• Extremely beautiful and adds a value to a home.
• Re-cyclic use makes it superior.

Disadvantages of Wooden Flooring

• More prone to termite attack.
• Discoloration decreases its value.
• Refinishing dust causes unhealthy environment.
• Large cracks between the boards make the flooring worse.
• Solvent products can cause fire during its installation.
• Chemical emission from the sealer or surface finish affects the health adversely.
 

When you are ready to spend your hard earned money on genuine wooden flooring, this detailed information would prove to be useful enough for taking well versed decisions.
 
12  Comment(s)
Anonymous
By Anonymous - On 11/27/2011 2:37:34 PM
its very usefull
 
Prakash Pandey
By Prakash Pandey -  On  2/20/2011 10:11:20 AM
how to clean,maintain wooden flooring if it has immersed in dust and mud.
 
Anonymous
By Anonymous - On 2/1/2011 7:01:03 AM
I was looking at some of the designs of your floors, I have some design ideas for a wood floor, how would I go about seeing if you would be interested in a new type of design!!
 
Ajit Tareeka
By Ajit Tareeka -  On  3/25/2010 4:14:41 PM
Don't you think that when we walk on wooden flooring , it create a noise or sound. Which is very irritating factor you should consider when choosing the floor
 
S L Gupta (Civil Engg)
By S L Gupta (Civil Engg) -  On  3/23/2010 11:06:10 AM
Dear Atiq,

For wooden flooring design you may take help from various articles of wooden flooring at the website gharexpert. Com. For ready reference link of one article of wooden flooring is given below.
http://www.gharexpert.com/articles/Wooden-flooring-1387/Wooden-Flooring_0.aspx

Regards
 
atiq khan
By atiq khan -  On  3/21/2010 10:37:37 PM
please tell me the different types of wooden flooring design
 
sandeepsaab
By sandeepsaab -  On  11/18/2009 11:24:33 AM
which companies supplies all these kinds of woods,in India
 
rimpy
By rimpy -  On  6/23/2009 6:48:36 PM
please tell me the different types of wooden flooring with the details of size of each floor and prize approximetaly
 
dinesh
By dinesh -  On  4/25/2009 8:34:32 PM
which are the best companies for wooden flooring
 
Anonymous
By Anonymous - On 3/20/2009 7:57:34 PM
which are the best companies for wooden flooring
 
Anonymous
By Anonymous - On 12/25/2008 2:42:55 PM
please write the procedure also for these types of flg.
 
suman
By suman -  On  5/6/2008 9:22:03 PM
they are awesome :)
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