Wooden floorings

All aspects of wooden floorings works undertaken ranging from engineered, solidwood and laminate flooring.

Laminate floorings can be laid onto concrete or wooden subfloor, the only difference is that different underlay is required depending on the subfloor. Laminate floors are laid onto underlay and not fixed onto subfloor. They have a tongue and groove system and just click into place. The advantage of this type of flooring is that it can be removed and relaid elsewhere if required.

Engineered and solidwood flooring can also be laid on concrete or wooden subfloor with underlay to suit subfloor. This type of flooring has a tongue and groove system which needs to be glued and nailed onto a wooden subfloor or laid with a floating floor technique on concrete. The advantage of engineering flooring is that it doesn't shrink or expand due to its construction.

The disadvantage with solidwood flooring is that in winter due to moisture evaporating, the planks can contract leaving unsightly gaps. Equally, it expands during the summer, closing the gaps. Because of this occurring, due care has to be taken when laying and allowance for gaps as advised by manufacturer must be strictly adhered to.

Engineered and solidwood flooring cannot be reused as the floor is glued and nailed.