Selecting a board size that accommodates your flooring needs

Classic wood flooring makes any home stylish, the good news being that parquet is available in any size and dimension. Taking into consideration that the world of wood flooring is so broad, it becomes hard to make a choice between different qualities and ranges. The challenge is represented mostly by choosing the dimensions, rather than the type of floors. What you will have to bear in mind is the dimensions of the room, not to mention your personal preferences when determining what board you will be using in your new floor. However, retailers commercialize a wide range of products, meaning that you are likely to find a parquet stock that meets your flooring requirements. Following are some tips for helping you choose the right proportions.

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Basic considerations

To begin with, there are two types of hardwood flooring: solid hardwood parquet and prefinished parquet. While the first option consists of only one layer, pre-finished wooden floors are made up of multi-layer elements, which means that they tend to be wider. Another reason why the planks are wider is that they give a sense of luxury and expense, which explains why most people prefer them. The modern, contemporary look can be accentuated by selecting a board that has a clear finish. The main point is that wider boards add value to a home, whether old or new. Nevertheless, you should not assume that you will need smaller boards if the room is smaller. On the contrary, choosing a wide board for your small room will actually make it appear bigger that it is in reality.

The width of the wood floor

If your home has an average space, then you can consider planks and parquet. Plank wood flooring ranges from three to eight inches wide, being suitable for rustic or country decorating styles. What you should avoid is placing plank flooring in a small room because they make the space seem even smaller. On the other hand, you have the possibility of choosing parquet due to the fact that it will give your home an elegant look. This flooring is often created in one or two squares, not to mention that this type of flooring is available in various design options like block or baroque.

What else?

The choice of flooring is an important decision, meaning that when you are undertaking a renovation project you will have to examine other details as well. To be more precise, you will have to pay close attention to the type of finish. Only on-site finishing will allow you to customize the wood floor as you wish. In addition to this, you have to think about your budget. Boards that have been modified manually or that have special sizing features generally tend to cost more than narrow ones.  The main point is that the wider you go, the more you will have to pay.

While there is the possibility of talking for hours at an end about parquet and planks, the final decision ultimately depends on your taste and ideas.