Which Wood Should You Choose For Your Flooring?

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Wooden flooring is an excellent choice in many applications. However, you must consider which type of wood you want. There are a few varieties to choose from, each offering different appearances and benefits. Let’s take a closer look at the types of wood we offer at Jones & Harrold Ltd.


Oak is naturally very beautiful. It has patterns and swirls throughout the grain that ensures each piece is unique. Over time, oak flooring will wear in a way that actually improves its appearance. The colour won’t fade and it’s very well-equipped to endure lots of foot traffic. High quality oak wooden flooring can last for generations with proper care, so it’s excellent value for money.


Maple is more than just a pretty piece of timber. It’s highly durable, meaning it works well even in commercial spaces. If that wasn’t enough, it’s also one of the more affordable and eco-friendly choices of wood. This is because maple trees don’t take as long to grow as oak or walnut. Although it is very hard-wearing, scratches can be quite visible, so maintenance is required to ensure the scratches don’t deter from its appearance.

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Walnut flooring is favoured for its unique and varied grain, as well as its rich colour. You can find walnut wood in pale shades and deep shades with red tones. Because it has such a unique appearance, it’s very hard to replicate. There’s no mistaking it when you have a genuine walnut floor. Much like its maple and oak counterparts, walnut wood flooring is durable and designed to last for many years.


When you choose solid wood flooring, you benefit from its timeless appeal. It’s one of the oldest flooring types and looks beautiful in almost any setting. However, solid wood can be a very expensive option and requires diligent attention to maintain its appeal. It can suffer water damage if you’re not careful, so you need to clear up spills immediately.


Engineered wood flooring is much easier to maintain than solid wood. It’s much more moisture resistant, to the point where you could even mop it if you want. Engineered wood is covered with a layer of veneer, which increases its durability. It also means that less actual wood is required for it, so it can be much more cost effective.

For Wood Flooring, Choose Jones & Harrold Ltd

If you would like to benefit from a beautiful new floor, contact us today. We supply and install a range of materials and can fit our floors in any space.


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