Why choose dark engineered wood flooring?
There are many advantages to choosing engineered wood over traditional solid wood. It is quick and easy to install, and it will really last. Because of the way it is created – by binding together multiple layers – it is extremely strong and durable and can easily take all of the impact which family home life brings. Our selection of dark engineered wood flooring has been carefully selected by our team of flooring experts, to ensure that we offer you only the highest quality flooring products.
On top of the longevity offered with this type of flooring, it’s also easy to maintain. The dark hue only adds to this ease. If there’s an occasional spill or stain, it’s easy to wipe up and any dirt won’t show as much as it would on lighter flooring.
This flooring also offers a stunning look to any room. Because of the neutral colour, it will add a warm look to your home and will complement most interior décor styles. Whether you prefer a traditional and rustic style or a modern and minimalist aesthetic, dark engineered wood is versatile enough to be used whatever your vision.
Which dark engineered wood floor is best for you?
Dark engineered wood differs mainly by the colour, the way you lay it out and the thickness of the plank. For example, with dark oak and medium oak, the latter is slightly lighter and can help smaller rooms appear more open. As well as how dark the planks are, the colour can also change with certain tints. For example, golden oak may have a yellow tint, whereas smoked oak may have warm red undertones. On top of oak, grey floor boards are also available to add a modern and sleek look to your room.
The direction of your floorboards also affects the overall look of the room. For example, you could lay your dark engineered wood boards in the traditional way, or you could try the herringbone parquet style. This popular layout consists of a zig zag pattern which adds extra detail and interest to your flooring. Just be aware that only certain engineered floors are right for the parquet style. Call one of our advisors if you’re unsure.
Finally plank thickness is something to consider when choosing your flooring. Our dark engineered wood planks range from 14mm-21mm thick. This is completely up to personal preference, however thicker planks may be better suited to smaller rooms, as they create the illusion of a bigger space. If you’d like to test the planks on your floor, you can order a free sample to judge before you buy.
Other things to consider
Before you buy, it’s important to know whether this type of flooring is right for the room you have in mind. Although engineered wood is more water resistant than solid wood, it’s not completely waterproof so it may be best to stay away from rooms with high humidity, such as bathrooms. This type of flooring however, is perfect for any other rooms and even commercial spaces which may be more prone to mess.
Finally underlay is also an important factor and should be purchased alongside your engineered wood. This goes underneath your floorboards and acts as a moisture barrier to improve the longevity of the flooring. It also helps sound proof the room with added insulation to keep you cosy in winter months.
If you have any questions about our flooring, call us today on 0330 100 0015 and our friendly team will be happy to help.