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Choosing the right type of flooring for your home is important…..with the wide range of styles and floors to choose from, it might be quite difficult to decide on what exactly you want, what you need and where to buy.
Robin Jeffers, owner of 1926 Trading, a leading British specialist supplier of engineered and solid Wood Flooring gives us his best sellers and how to choose the right flooring for you.
Whatever climate, budget, space, and family unit (i.e. kids and pets) there is a perfect wood floor for you. Here are a few options to get you thinking about what your wood floors may say about you.
“Clean & Simple”:
If you are a no muss, no fuss au Natural type, then flooring like the KAHRS Oak range is a good way to go. Oak is the most popular species for floors and furniture in Europe and the USA due to its lovely appearance and long life.
It can also be processed easily to give numerous color tones which come in lacquered or oiled finishes. Going for a simple clean look like the KAHRS Oak means that it will practically go with every type of décor in any room as well as add long term value for your property.
What The KAHR’s Oak Range says about you: The clean and simple look is great for anyone who likes the natural wood floor look that gives a neutral warm feeling to your home without dominating it.
Even if you have fancy luxurious taste, having kids, dogs, cats and a clumsy spouse will definitely influence how you are able to decorate yourhome. When choosing the right wood flooring ‘Resistance’ is a key word to take into account.
Water resistant, scratch resistant, dog resistant and child resistant, if you live in a busy family household, you need to have floors that can handle nearly everything!.
An engineered wood floor like the Hakwood Duoplank range possesses all the beauty of natural wood but incorporate properties such as good adhesion, hardness and excellent scratch resistance.
The surface protects the natural look of the wood, is easy to maintain and extremely durable. This choice would be good if you want to have nice looking flooring that is a little more family friendly.
What Hakwood Duoplank says about you: If you’re going for a more durable floor like the Hakwood Range, it shows that even though you have a busy home to run, you still take pride in appearances and how your home looks and feels.
Although hardwood is still the most popular type of wood flooring factors such as price, maintenance and installation can put some people off. If this affects you, you may want to look into other types of flooring that will create the wood effect at a cheaper price.
Laminate Flooring is a good option to think about if you are on a smaller budget and is also easier to install and maintain. Having waterproof properties also means that laminate floors work well in topically moist environments like bathrooms and kitchens.
1926 expert Robin Jeffers recommends the Quick step range as a perfect choice for first time laminators.
What Quick Step says about you: Many people are opting for laminated instead of hardwood which probably has a lot to do with price and simplicity.
If you are a laminator, you’re probably more of a modern, DIY type who is more concerned about functionality and maintenance than needing to have the real thing.
“Gloss n Roll”:
If you like to do things differently and have a bit of an eccentric style then Elesco Super Gloss may be perfect for you. This range happens to be the world’s first 99% high gloss laminate flooring and is available in stone, granite, marble and wood effect decors.
Super Gloss ranges from the sumptuous classic cool marble to warm wood effects and will certainly make a dramatic addition to any interior design scheme.
What Elesco Says about you: If you like the sound of Elesco, then you are definitely someone that is bold, likes to go against the norm, and think out of the interior design box. The scratch resistant and easy cleaning factor also means that you’re probably far too busy to worry about cleaning and maintenance.
“Luxury at its Best”:
If you have the budget and want the crème de la crème of wood flooring, then ‘Old Floor Italy’ would be a good choice. At £200 – £400 a meter, this Antique European brand of wood flooring promises everything luxury from high quality floors, prestigious boards and hand-crafted colours and finishes.
Old floor Italy has floors suitable for every environment and comes in different wood types including Oak, European steamed Walnut, Pear, Chestnut, European Cherry, Steamed Acacia, European Maple, Elm and Larch. As this range is hand crafted and tailor made to suit you, there is 4-6 week wait but definitely worth it.
Suppliers are rare and 1926 trading are one of the few in the UK that do the Old floor Italy range.
What Old Floor Says about you: If you’re thinking about getting this range it means that you care about style and have expensive taste! Popular buyers include premium interior designers, architects and celebrities which you will be among.