A perennial favorite, hardwood is floorboards made of solid timber. It is a natural fiber, and its solid nature makes it susceptible to moisture as well as extreme temperatures - which is why it's not a great choice in bathrooms. You can sand or refinish the top surface should the need arise.
Engineered hardwood floorboards are, instead of solid planks or wood, made up of many thinner layers which have been glued together. It is more resistant to moisture and extreme temperatures than solid hardwood floorboard but cannot be sanded or refinished.
Cork has long been a preferred material for flooring, due to its comfortable, warm and durable surface. The latest advances in cork manufacturing have given rise to a cork that looks like hardwood floorboards but is actually made from cork! For those wanting more of a traditional cork appearance there are, of course, a great range of tiles available.
Vinyl flooring is made up of fused PVC chips, and is highly durable. Its low cost and low maintenance qualities can make it a great choice for walkways or kitchen areas - especially in busy offices. It has come a long way since the early versions of vinyl flooring that you may have seen before!
Bamboo is the ecologically friendly alternative to hardwood flooring. Because bamboo plants grow so fast, they are more sustainable to harvest than hardwoods. Bamboo floors are easy to maintain and water resistant, coming in a range of different colors.
Laminate flooring is similar in its make up to engineered hardwood floors - it is made up of a number of different layers all bonded together - this time by laminating. It can easily mimic wooden flooring and is very easy to install and remove. Laminate flooring is also cheaper in price than hardwood flooring.
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