Choose Your Floor

When you are considering laying gleaming timber floors in your house or apartment, the first thing you will need to decide is the system of flooring you need to lay. The table below might help you with making decision on choosing right floors for your rooms.

Flooring
System
Products Advantages Weakness Price Apartment?
Floating
floors
Laminate floor Durable; easy to take care Cant be sanded in future Cheaper With
required underlay.
Engineered floating floors Real timber veneer; natural
products
Hardness varies for different
woods; Have to use more carefully
Varies for different woods
Bamboo Stand woven

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System

Very hard; Green products Less colors to choose from. Not cheap; but more affordable,than hardwood
Nail-down
floors
Strip floors Laid directly on battens or,plywood. Strong and preferred installation Cant be done on concrete.

Usually
not allowed to be used in apartment

Varies No
Maybe
ok for groundfloor.
Bamboo Relatively cheaper
Gluedown floors Some timbers Can be laid directly on concrete Cost more on glue, labor, cleaning,glue after installation Varies Ok with special underlay.
Bamboo Relatively cheaper
Parquetry Laid on different patterns Laid on different patterns Expensive No
Maybe
ok for groundfloor.

Simply guide, Good luck!